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The organization that represents the nation's finest pediatricians, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), is the standard-setter for best practices in pediatric medicine. Their ever-popular New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding is the book most pediatricians recommend. In 2017, they will release a newly revised policy statement on breastfeeding guidelines (at least six months if possible) and includes the very latest in research on the links between breastfeeding and childhood health. Incorporating the new AAP statement, this comprehensive resource covers-
Information for mothers who are preparing for the first feeding and adjusting to home, family, and work as a nursing mother
New research on the ways breastfeeding can stave off childhood allergies and obesity
Expanded coverage of proper nutrition for nursing mothers
Proven ways to establish a nursing routine and what to do when mom returns to work
Information on handling special situations like premature birth and C-sections
Mom-tested solutions to common breastfeeding challenges
JOAN YOUNGER MEEK, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC, is a Board Certified Pediatrician, Registered Dietician, and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. A previous Board Member and Past President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and Chair of the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (2008-2010), she is the mother of three breastfed children and grandmother of two breastfed children.
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS is an organization of approximately 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.