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The Breastfeeding Book

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The Breastfeeding Book is loaded with great information in a easy to use format. Highly recommend for any new mom!
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This book was a well-loved and dog-eared book when I had my son eight-years-ago.  I ended up working with nursing mothers for several years professionally and often recommended this book.  

I was thrilled to have a chance to get a digital copy from NetGalley of this updated version to share my honest opinions with you. I still think this is one of the best breastfeeding books out there and a must for all breastfeeding families and families-to-be.  

With a great mix of humor, compassion, and education, you'll feel empowered on your journey and prepared for whatever might come your way.  Spouses and support givers are also included in this guide with beneficial information for them.  I think the sections on nursing in today's society, nursing as a working mother, and nighttime feeding are especially needed these days. 

I'm glad to see this updated version and know it will help countless nursing families for years to come.
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A much needed update to a very wonderful resource for patrons. The new section is informative and works well with the previous information.
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The breastfeeding bible by Dr. William and Martha Sears has been revised and updated for 2018, and it's as wonderful as ever. This huge, thorough guide covers anything you could possibly want to know about breastfeeding with lots of helpful information from a husband-wife team who have been helping mothers breastfeed for decades and who also lived it themselves with all of their children.

Some of the many topics covered include:

why breastfeeding is so beneficial
the mechanics of breastfeeding
breastfeeding babies with all kinds of special needs (preemies, Downs Syndrome babies, etc.)
breastfeeding twins
nighttime feeding
nursing toddlers
medications during breastfeeding
how dads (and even grandparents) can help
returning to work and breastfeeding
pumping and the kinds of pumps available (including hand pumping)
common concerns
diet during breastfeeding and what foods/nutrients are important
troubleshooting common breastfeeding problems
sleeping arrangements for nursing mothers (including safe co-sleeping)
humorous breastfeeding bits like the types of nursers
breastfeeding an adopted baby (yes, it's possible) or re-lactating
and a lot more

The book is extremely thorough and well laid out, with many charts and illustrations. It will be released October 2018.

I love this book and wish it had been available when I had my first baby 20 years ago (the original was published in 2000). I had to learn so much on my own the hard way. Highly recommended.

I received a digital ARC of this book for review purposes.
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