The classic guide to breastfeeding, now updated for another generation of mothers
This totally revised third edition of The Complete Book of Breastfeeding provides everything you need to know to make nursing your baby a deeply rewarding experience. Dr. Marvin Eiger, a nationally known pediatrician and breastfeeding authority, and Sally Wendkos Olds, an award-winning medical writer who nursed her own three children, provide the latest information on:
The new breastfeeding guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Proven new health benefits of breastfeeding--for mother and baby
What to do before the baby arrives
Sexuality during the nursing period
Breastfeeding and the working mother
Expressing and pumping milk--a complete step-by-step guide
How to build a support system including your husband, family, friends, and other nursing mothers--and when to seek help from a lactation expert
Expert advice on positioning the baby, night feedings, drugs to avoid while nursing, nutrition, weaning, exercise, weight loss, a special section for dad, and much more
About the Author
Marvin S. Eiger, M.D., is a nationally known pediatrician who practiced in New York City for 30 years.
Sally Wendkos Olds has written extensively about relationships, health, and personal growth. She has won national awards for her writing, including the Career Achievement Award of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, of which she is a member and a past president. Ms. Olds college textbooks on child and adult development, co-authored with psychologist Diane E. Papalia, Ph.D., have been read by more than two million students and are the leading texts in their fields. She is also the author of Super Granny: Great Stuff to Do with Your Grandkids, The Working Parents Survival Guide, and The Eternal Garden: Seasons of Our Sexuality, and the coauthor of Helping Your Child Find Values to Live By and Raising a Hyperactive Child.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Olds is a member of La Leche League International, International Childbirth Education Association, the Authors Guild, and other professional and civic organizations. She nursed her three daughters and is the proud grandmother of five breastfed children. Visit her at her website: www.SallyWendkosOlds.com.
"Breast may be best, but it doesn't always come naturally. Your odds for success can be significantly increased by the practical advice in, and warm support of, this valuable book."
--Arlene Eisenberg and Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff, authors of What to Expect When You're Expecting
"A skillful blend of professional expertise and practical advice."
--Betty L. Crase, IBCLC, former Director of the Center
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