The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)

Product Description

The long-awaited revised edition!It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers

• real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably—from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience
• new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions
• strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more 
• reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications
• recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding
• helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work
• nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws
• guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications

Plus—Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.

Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding.

About the Author

Since 1955, when La Leche League started in the Chicago suburbs with seven women intent on spreading information about the benefits of breastfeeding, it has grown into the leading breastfeeding advocacy organization in the world. La Leche League International regularly holds seminars and workshops for health-care professionals and parents, and publishes more than twenty books on child care.

Average Customer Review
4.5 out of 5 stars (106 customer reviews)
Customer Reviews:
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Totally Impressed,July 17, 2010
By Suzy Shepherd “suze” (Vermont, USA)
This review is from: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book) (Paperback)

I’ve been waiting for the new edition for the past year or so. When it came in the mail this week I dove into it immediately. I used information from the book at our LLL meeting that very evening and have used information with moms I’ve counseled since then. While retaining the voice of the earlier editions in a way that is very comfortable to someone who started off with the “old blue WAB” this new book combines evidence based research, new insights of lactation consultants, input from working moms, and simply scads of new suggestions. The basic message remains the same “mothering your baby through breastfeeding,” but this volume is so comprehensive, that it’s much more of a stand alone than the older versions (which really were enhanced by being supplemented by books like Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, the Breastfeeding Answer Book etc). It’s not that those other books don’t still have a place, although the BAB is really in need of updating as well. It’s just that now the most important information from those volumes, along with a lot of other information as well is now in The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. I’d give this book a far higher rating than a 5 if I could. It’s a one volume guide that will help mothers and fathers better understand their baby, better understand why breastfeeding is the normal way to feed their baby, better understand how to get past bumps in the road.

A big well done to the authors!

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
This classic title is even better with this newest revision!,July 14, 2010
By Margie Deutsch-Lash
This review is from: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book) (Paperback)

I just received my pre-ordered copy of the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding yesterday! I couldn’t wait to open it and start digesting all the wonderful newly revised information. This classic title is even better now. The newest edition is user-friendly and includes all the information a new mother needs to get off to a good start with breastfeeding and parenting. It is also a resource that a mother will be able to use during her whole breastfeeding experience from pregnancy through weaning! This is a must-have book for all breastfeeding women!

 

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