A breastfeeding book for a new generation of mothers. Author Veronika Robinson, the editor of international natural parenting magazine The Mother and leading contributor to the Channel 4 'Extraordinary Breastfeeding' documentary,brings together wisdom from both the past and the present to encourage every mother on their breastfeeding journey. Interweaved with her personal story of long-term breastfeeding are wonderful ideas and little-known facts from which anyone involved with babies will benefit. Find out how breastfeeding can help make your children stronger, save you money and ultimately even save the planet.
Table of Contents
Learning how to breastfeedSaggy breastsBiology ClassVitamin KColostrum- nature's liquid gold for babiesDisconnected parentingMoobsWho's the dummyPremature babies in NICUEngorgement, plugged milk ducts and mastitisBreastfeeding and AIDSCaesarians and breastfeedingJaundiceTongue tie - short frenulumCleft lip/palateNursing multiplesDown's syndromeNurturing the nurturerThe NipsTeething and Colic'Isn't it Poisonous?'Make mine a doubleWhy breastfeed a toddler?Bovine babiesWeather girlBreastfeed me NOW!Safety in numbersBreastfeeding undergroundComing out of the closetThe milk barHands off my breastsA holistic approach to sexualityVitamin DAre your breasts organic?Nature's way of weaningOur hungry brainFull-term breastfeedingNon-nutritive suckingMedicine cabinetWomen who can't breastfeedAdoption and breastfeedingReclaiming the sacred feminineFinding our heart centreHung out to dry
Veronika Robinson lives in the Eden Valley, Cumbria with husband Paul and their two daughters, Bethany and Eliza. Living at the base of the Pennines, she derives inspiration and nourishment from her rural lifestyle.She founded the National Waterbirth trust (New Zealand) in 1995 and launched The Mother magazine to an international readership in 2002. Alongside editing this unique holistic parenting publication, Veronika's other passions include being a wife and mother, metaphysics, organic gardening, living in accord with nature, self-sufficiency and music.