The Nursing Mother's Companion

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/30/2010
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Pr

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This accessible and authoritative guide to breastfeeding has been trusted by new parents and recommended by professionals for more than two decades. Kathleen Huggins has extensively revised and updated this 25th anniversary edition to equip nursing mothers with all the information they need to overcome difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week all the way to the toddler years, or somewhere in between. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother's Companion is an indispensable handbook for every new mother.

Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The 25th anniversary edition of this classic handbook is now more comprehensive than ever, with "Survival Guides" for problem solving, a new chapter just about breast pumps and pumping, new growth charts specifically for breastfed babies, and an up-to-date appendix on the safety of various drugs during breastfeeding.

From preparations during pregnancy through weaning, The Nursing Mother's Companion will tell you everything you need to know about nursing your baby.

Author Biography

Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., I.B.C.L.C., is a registered nurse and board-certified location consultant who has dedicated her career to helping mothers care for their newborns. She has also co-written The Nursing Mother's Companion Breastfeeding Diary; The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning; Nursing Mother, Working Mother; and 25 Things Every Nursing Mother Needs to Know. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California, with her husband and youngest child.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
Prefacep. viii
Introductionp. 1
Looking Forward: Preparations during Pregnancyp. 10
Off to a Good Start: The First Weekp. 36
Survival Guide: The First Weekp. 61
Special Mothers, Special Babiesp. 98
The Learning Period: The First Two Monthsp. 132
Survival Guide: The First Two Monthsp. 155
Expressing, Storing, and Feeding Breast Milkp. 192
Traveling Together, Being Apartp. 234
The Reward Period: From Two through Six Monthsp. 249
Survival Guide: Months Two through Sixp. 259
Nursing the Older Babyp. 265
Survival Guide: Months Six through Twelvep. 279
Nursing the Toddlerp. 286
Resources for Nursing Mothersp. 295
Determining Babies' Milk Needs during the First Six Weeksp. 307
The World Health Organization (WHO) Growth Standardsp. 309
The Safety of Drugs during Breastfeedingp. 312
Referencesp. 341
Suggested Supplemental Readingp. 348
Indexp. 349
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Great Information May 20, 2011
This textbook contains lots of helpful information for the preparation of a new baby as well as understanding breastfeeding and all that it will entail. It provides important medical information in a way that is easy to read and understand without being too cumbersome. I would recommend this textbook to any new parents or any parents that want a good reference manual written by the leading breastfeeding experts in the country.
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