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The 5th edition of this best-selling, widely acclaimed guide for nursing mothers has been completely revised and updated to reflect the needs of today's nursing moms. Dressed up with a new 2-color interior, this reassuring, accessible, and comprehensive book has been helping new mothers nurture their babies for a generation. Still here are Kathleen Huggins's indispensable ''Survival Guide'' sections to help troubleshoot each stage of breastfeeding - now set off by colored bands on the pages, making them an even quicker and easier reference for nursing mothers. Updated and expanded topics in this edition include nursing older babies, feeding babies only pumped milk, correcting a low milk supply (for women working away from home), inducing lactation, and bed sharing with babies. The sections on breast pump models, environmental pollutants (such as mercury), and resources for nursing women are fully updated. There is also all-new information on vitamin D supplementation in breast-fed babies and the effects of Reynaud's Syndrome on breastfeeding. The special appendix on drugs and their effects on lactation and on breast-fed babies, a unique resource among breastfeeding books, has also been completely revised and updated.
A guide to preventing and solving breast-feeding problems; includes information on premature babies, babies at risk for underfeeding, and breast pumps, and an appendix on the safety of individual drugs.
Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for neither mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother's Companion has been among the top two best-selling books on breastfeeding for more than 30 years, with more than 1 million copies sold. It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, T. Berry Brazelton, and The American Academy of Pediatrics, and is well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years--or wherever in between they choose to wean. This fully updated and revised edition provides information on topics such as: - Benefits of breastfeeding - How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges - Incorporating a nursing routine into a working life - Treating postpartum headaches and nausea - Sharing a bed with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS - Introducing solid foods - Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk - Reviews of breast pumps and details on how to choose and use them Nursing Mother's Companion comes complete with "Survival Guides" set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining baby's milk needs in the first six weeks, and the safety of various drugs during breastfeeding. You will also find an insightful Forward by Jessica Martin-Weber, creator of the popular website The Leaky Boob, and a Preface by Kelly Bonata, creator of the go-to site KellyMom. These two much-loved authorities speak to the importance of owning an authoritative breastfeeding book that cuts through the jumble of opinions, information, and misinformation on the web.
For many women, the most challenging part of nursing is bringing it to an end. Whether you are considering weaning or trying to wean, this book will help you understand the hygienic, nutritional, and emotional concerns that make weaning such an important transition in a child's life. This fully revised guide covers: Weaning a child who is a few weeks, several months, or several years old, Solving nursing difficulties so you can delay weaning if you choose, Introducing bottles, selecting formula, and preparing it safely. Book jacket.
Expert, practical advice makes this an indispensable resource for mothers of the 1990s. The authors fully explain the latest methods, equipment, and theories involving breastfeeding. Includes drawings and 20 charts. Original.
A daily log that enables nursing mothers to easily keep track of feeding times as well as naps and diaper changes; lovely design with inspirational quotes throughout. If you're like most mothers, you'll gain a sense of security in tracking your newborn's feeding and diapers, The Nursing Mother's Companion Breastfeeding Diary will help you make sure your baby is getting enough milk, know which breast to start the next feeding on, and record any pumpings or supplemental feedings. For every day of your baby's first two months, you'll also find an inspiring quote and timely, practical advice from two long-time lactation specialists. You'll have space each day, too, for writing down thoughts on motherhood, memories, milestones, or questions and concerns to share with the baby's doctor. More than a log book, The Nursing Mother's Companion Breastfeeding Diary can become a keepsake of your first precious weeks with your baby.