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The Breastfeeding Book

Everything You Need to Know about Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning

By Martha Sears, William Sears

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Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 March 2000
A fully updated version of the Dr. Sears guide to breastfeeding, a perennial parents' favorite for nearly two decades.In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in breastfeeding. Yet first-time mothers often lack the support and the knowledge they need. Many of the available books fail to address the practical challenges that confront many women (especially women who work outside the home) when they choose to breastfeed. For these women, The Breastfeeding Book is a godsend -- with comprehensive, reassuring, authoritative information on: how to get started, including tips for latching onincreasing your milk supplybreastfeeding in absentiapumps and the new technology associated with breastfeedingmaking sure your nursing baby gets the nutrition it needs nighttime breastfeedingbreastfeeding and fertilitytoddler nursing and natural weeningand much moreTaking a realistic, contemporary approach, the Searses bring an age-old practice completely up to date. Their encyclopedic guide to the art and science of breastfeeding enables all women to experience and enjoy one of nature's most rewarding relationships.

About the Author

Martha Sears, RN and William Sears MD are the pediatrics experts to whom American parents turn for advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare, and family nutrition. Martha Sears is a registered nurse, certified childbirth educator, and breastfeeding consultant. Dr. Sears was trained at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced pediatrics for nearly 50 years. Together, the Searses have authored more than 40 pediatrics books.

EAN: 9780316779241
ISBN: 0316779245
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Dimensions: 23.5 x 18.87 x 1.91 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Christine Seymour-Weekes on
 
Another wonderful book from the Sears couple! Their just amazing, there's no over done medical jargon! They don't tell you the only way to raise a successful baby is their way! Their ideas encourage and empower parents particuarly Mummies.

This breastfeeding book is the second book I've brought of theirs because I'm just so impressed. Not only do they help explain the whole breastfeeding subject which can be a mindfield in itself but they also talk about nutrition for mum etc.

The Sear's give you the building blocks to adjust to being a parent, to successfully get your child and indeed yourself into a routine. I'll be incorporating their building blocks into getting my little guy into a routine as soon as he arrives.

As a first time Mum I've been bombarded with well meaning advice, some other books I've read have been scary too much information on everything that can go wrong rather then being positive and actually helpful. Other books have just dictated how I should raise my child or face doom! So this book was refreshing, friendly, positive and non judgemental which every Mummy needs.

At the end of the day follow your own instincts but if you can get some help when you need it most then I highly recommend this book!

It'd make a fantastic gift for a new or expectant Mummy!
D S holmes on
 
i have always had a phobia of breast feeding. my husband wanted to help me so he gave me this book as a gift to help me face my fears. i must admit, i'm still hesetant when it comes to breastfeeding but the level of improvement is just wonderful. i couldn't be happier with my progress.
jessica dallas on
 
Informative, interesting and an eye opener are 3 statements which sum up this handy book. when my mother first suggested i breast feed my first born i was horrified at the thought so she gave me this book. it helped me so much and convinced me that breast feeding is the best way to nourish my baby. i now have 3 happy and healthy toddlers whom i have all breast feed.

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