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Nursing Mother's Companion 8th Edition

The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning

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Nursing Mother's Companion 8th Edition by Kathleen Huggins
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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.

Author Biography

Kathleen Huggins, a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant, directed the breastfeeding clinic at San Luis Obispo General Hospital for more than twenty years. During that time she became a central figure in the evolution of the field of professional lactation consultants, who now are found in any hospital of significant size that has a birthing center. She has authored or co-authored six books, including The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning; Nursing Mother, Working Mother; and The Expectant Parents' Companion, all published by the Harvard Common Press. She currently owns Simply MaMa, a maternity and nursing boutique in San Luis Obispo. She lives in San Luis Obispo with her husband and youngest child.
Release date NZ
June 6th, 2019
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
Eighth Edition, New Edition
Illustrations
100 b-w illustrations
Imprint
Harvard Common Press,U.S.
Pages
448
ISBN-13
9781558329126
Product ID
26877883

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