I liked How Weaning Happens by Diane Bengson. It is about natural weaning and has a lot of stories of how mother's weaned. I found it to be great support when nursing and weaning my toddler.
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2/27/05 at 3:42pm
Originally Posted by ramlah
I also wanted to make sure everyone knows about Thomas Hale's book, Medications and Mother's Milk. He is a pediatrician who has dedicated himself to the question of what truly passes through a mom's system and into her milk, and how this affects her baby.
I think every doctor's office should have this book on hand, but most don't. Any time a doctor tells you you'll have to wean or pump&dump in order to take a medication for yourself, make sure s/he's checked into this resource! A new edition comes out each year. If the office doesn't have a copy of the book, there is a website with a terrific catalog of information. Only health care providers are allowed to register to ask questions, to enable Dr.Hale to keep up with the volume of mail- so check there to see if your question is already addressed, and if not, get your provider to go there for you.
Here's a link:
Originally Posted by stafl
for anyone having problems, big or small:
Dr. Jack Newman - The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers (I think it's published under a different title in Canada)
for the average new-mom-to-be:
Dr. Sears - Breastfeeding Book
I didn't like LLL's book, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding when my first was little and unable to nurse because it made me cry every time I read it. But, after my 2nd DD has had no problems at all nursing, I can see how it would be a really good book for a woman who just needs some information and support, and is not faced with any serious difficulties. I would not recommend that book to anyone who has any serious breastfeeding problems, or who had a cesarean, or who plans to return to work. There are better books out there that address those topics. JMHO
Originally Posted by Alison
The Canadian title for Dr. Jack Newman's book is "Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding", by Jack Newman and Theresa Pitman. Everyone should read this book, I wish I'd read it BEFORE I started breastfeeding, rather than after we were already having problems. I would have been much better prepared. And his advice on weaning/extended breastfeeding/introducing solids etc is all so common sense. I have started giving that book at baby showers, and recommending it to all women I know who are expecting.