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post #101 of 106
It's been mentioned twice before on this thread (albeit outright years ago) but definitely bears repeating: any of the breastfeeding tips books by Amy Spangler. Short and sweet -- and having everything presented in question-and-answer format definitely helps.
post #102 of 106
The Drinks Are On Me - Everything your mother never told you about breastfeeding --- by Veronika Sophia Robinson
post #103 of 106
Dr. Newman's book The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers!
post #104 of 106
Breastfeeding Made Simple by Kathleen Kendall-Tacket and Nanch Mohrbacher.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE their explanation about the physiology of the breast and storage capacity. Once you understand that, you can throw out your clock, throw out the band you wear to keep track of which boob you nursed on last, and focus on your baby and his/her needs and how your body is meeting them.

Real quick, they describe how breast storage capacity varies, while babies' feeding needs top out at about 32-36 oz/day by the time they are 3-4 months old. So, if a mom's breasts hold 2 oz each, they have to nurse on both boobs 8x/day to give the baby 32 oz, whereas a mama with 6 oz storage in each boob might feed her child 6x/day from only one breast and still both provide their babies with adequate nutrition and volume. Baby will tell you when he/she is still hungry, and they will stop when they are full, nurse again when they need more.

There's tons more in there, but it's a great, slimmer volume to get moms off to a good start.
post #105 of 106
Dr. Sears-The breastfeeding book
Very helpful, especially when I had a plugged duct
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Breastfeeding Made Simple by Kathleen Kendall-Tacket and Nanch Mohrbacher.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE their explanation about the physiology of the breast and storage capacity. Once you understand that, you can throw out your clock, throw out the band you wear to keep track of which boob you nursed on last, and focus on your baby and his/her needs and how your body is meeting them.

Real quick, they describe how breast storage capacity varies, while babies' feeding needs top out at about 32-36 oz/day by the time they are 3-4 months old. So, if a mom's breasts hold 2 oz each, they have to nurse on both boobs 8x/day to give the baby 32 oz, whereas a mama with 6 oz storage in each boob might feed her child 6x/day from only one breast and still both provide their babies with adequate nutrition and volume. Baby will tell you when he/she is still hungry, and they will stop when they are full, nurse again when they need more.

There's tons more in there, but it's a great, slimmer volume to get moms off to a good start.
Totally agreed. This is the #1 book I recommend to clients because it is so straightforward and easy.
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