The Nursing Mothers Companion
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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.
With more than 500,000 copies sold in earlier editions, The Nursing Mother's Companion is the most widely recommended resource for breastfeeding women. 40 photos. 60 line drawings.
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.
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.
Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother’s Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for 25 years, and is respected and recommended by professionals and well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between. This fully updated and extensively revised edition provides new information on topics such as: • Nursing after a cesarean • How to resume breastfeeding after weaning (relactation) • Nursing a “near-term” (3–to–5 weeks premature) baby • Treating postpartum headaches and nausea • Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression • Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS • Introducing solid foods • Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk • Reviews of breast pumps Readers will also find Huggins’s indispensable problem-solving “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 breast-feeding. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother’s Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand.
This is a shorter version of the best-selling book on breastfeeding, The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins. This concise, easy-to-use-on-the-fly version of that classic book is ideal for busy, time-pressed new moms (and their helpers and partners). It also includes planner pages to help keep track of nursing and pumping sessions and other important details. Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not always instinctive for either mothers or babies. Kathleen Huggins's The Nursing Mother's Companion has been a top-selling book on breastfeeding for more than 7 editions over 30 years, with more than 1.1 million copies sold. It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, and The American Academy of Pediatrics, and it is well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Now, in this shorter quick-reference version, moms and their partners can get the answers they need in a flash,without sacrificing the breadth and accuracy of the original book. Plus, this edition adds a planner component, for scheduling nursing sessions, pump rentals and pumping sessions, weight and wellness checks, anticipated dates for weaning, and more. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully. This up-to-date book covers: Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges Managing pumping and nursing when you return to work New-mom care for the postpartum period Introducing solid foods How to choose a breast pump Deciding when to wean—and how to do it
The Definitive Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby Breastfeeding may be natural, but it may also be more challenging than you expect. Some mothers encounter doubts and difficulties, from struggling with the first few feedings to finding a gentle and loving way to comfortably wean from the breast. This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive resource that takes the mystery out of basic breastfeeding dynamics. Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, weaning difficulties, and every other obstacle that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby. Breastfeeding Made Simple will help you to: • Find comfortable, relaxing breastfeeding positions • Establish ample milk production and a satisfying breastfeeding rhythm with your baby • Overcome discomfort and mastitis • Use a breast pump to express and store milk • Easily transition to solid foods