The Complete Book of Breastfeeding: An Update to the Classic Guide
The Complete Book of Breastfeeding has been one of the most trusted sources of information for nearly 40 years. The recently updated 4th edition offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date information about breastfeeding that is a must for the both the new, nursing mother and mom-to-be.
“Breast is Best” says nutrition experts and pediatricians. All healthy mothers should consider breastfeeding for the first year of a baby’s life, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Health benefits for the baby include reduced illnesses such as diarrhea and ear infections, immunity protection, lowered risk of allergic disease, and reduced risk of later developing such conditions as obesity, hypertension, asthma, and childhood cancers.
Breastfeeding linked to quicker return to pre-pregnancy weightl
Breastfeeding also provides the mother with many health benefits, including a faster return to pre-pregnancy weight, reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancers, and increased self-confidence and a stronger connection to baby.
However, breastfeeding isn’t easy for every new mother. The Complete Book of Breastfeeding offers advice for the most common problems, such as positioning for feeding, breast care to prevent mastitis, and “nursing strikes”, where the baby rejects feeding from one or both breasts.
The updated edition also addresses special situations such as tattoos and piercings, breastfeeding multiples, obesity, and nursing after cancer. There is also information about breastfeeding in public, pumping, and how to wean baby – or continue nursing past infancy.
Sally Wendkos Olds, Laura Marks MD, and Marvin S. Eiger MD offer the most accessible and authoritative book on breastfeeding that will continue to be a classic for years to come.
Note: A copy of the book was provided to the author of this review by Bonnie Harris at Wax Marketing.
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