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
"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
for Breastfeeding Information, La Leche League International