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post #41 of 106
I like the new book Breastfeeding made Simple: Seven natural laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Morhbacher, IBCLC and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, IBCLC, PhD. It has very up-to-date information and great photos by Catherine Watson Genna, IBCLC. They have a great website to with nice graphics of a good asymmetrical latch: http://www.breastfeedingmadesimple.com/

Make sure that any book you buy is fairly recent. Many things in breastfeeding have changed as we are finally beginning to study how this all works!

IBCLC in Santa Cruz, CA
post #42 of 106

BF story book

I don't know the author, but the book Fresh Milk was a good read of different mom's experiences.
post #43 of 106
I think that it is difficult to go wrong with any book recommended by La Leche League. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is great for any nursing mother and I would recommend reading it before baby arrives. This book is a complete handbook for breastfeeding in practically any situation. If you are nursing beyond infancy try Mothering Your Nursing Toddler. For a great selection on any breastfeeding books you should attend local La Leche League meetings. They have free lending libraries as well as helpful info on a very wide variety of breastfeeding and parenting topics.
post #44 of 106

New books

Hi there,

Here are some new books that some of you might like. I'm always looking for new ones.

Hirkani's Daughters: Women Who Schale Modern Mountains to Combine Breastfeeding and Working, compiled and edited by Jennifer Hicks
Person stories of working moms who've BTDT.

Making More Milk: A Nursing Mother's Guide to Milk Supply by Diana West and Lisa Marasco (Diana West is the author who wrote Defining Your Own Success, about breastfeeding after reduction surgery).

A Medication Guide for Breastfeeding Moms by Thomas Hale and Ghia McAfee. This one is more for the layperson and less clinical than Dr. Hale's other medication guide. It's also $10 cheaper.

The Breastfeeding Cafe: Mother's Share the Joys, Challenges and Secrets of Nursing by Barabar L Behrmann

Also being published soon: Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby and Relactation by Elizabeth Hormann. Translated from German.

Hope this gives you all some good ideas!
post #45 of 106
Originally Posted by Patchfire
I love the format of The Nursing Mother's Companion (Kathleen Huggins), with the specific steps to remedy specific problems.

Also, Mothering Your Nursing Toddler.

Yeah, what she said! These are the two books I buy most often as gifts to go in the "breastfeeding support basket" I give to my girlfriends who are nursing. They really are superb references and mechanisms of support.
post #46 of 106
- Breastfeeding aswer book by LLL (great reference)
- Milk, Money and Madness by Baumslag and Michels (great read on the politics of baby nutrition)
- Our babies, ourselves by Meredith Small (only partially about bfing, but great read on how biology and culture shape the way we parent)
post #47 of 106
I am currently reading Spilled Milk by Andy Steiner (brand new 2005). It is a good book for mom's who are having a hard time with breastfeeding, like myself. It gives you permission to not feel guilty when you are just doing the best you can for your baby.
post #48 of 106
I love the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. It has proved to be an invaluable resource during pregnancy and now into ds's 6th month.
post #49 of 106
Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr PA has a booklet on breastfeeding done by their resident lactation consultant. It's like the bible on breastfeeding. All completely practical info. Their # is 610-526-3000 if anyone wants to call to request one. I liked it way better than the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding etc. Just a great reference to have on hand as it's all practical.
post #50 of 106
Originally Posted by CathToria
My 2 favorite are The Womanly Art of Bfing and The Nursing Mother's Companion
I would recommend these too!!
post #51 of 106

I've read 11 breastfeeding books

Dr. Jack Newman - The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers! I ADORE this man. In fact, a friend had some issues and was getting REALLY crazy advice from a very trusted local doctor, I emailed Dr Newman. He actually emailed me back with some very helpful stuff! He's a good man, Jack Newman.

However, for a book to just sit and read (like for an expectant mother, esp someone not totally sold on breastfeeding), So That's What They're For is totally the way to go. It's funny, irreverant, and very readable, but it's got all the basics and then some. Good stuff.
post #52 of 106

The Breastfeeding Cafe

I just came by this book and I'm loving it. It's called The Breastfeeding Cafe.It's by Barbara L. Behrmann. It's a book of anecdotes and short stories about the joys,challenges and secrets of nursing. Really enjoying it. i found it here at The pump Station which is a store that offers baby items and consistent breast feeding support.Check it out! oops just reread the posts and saw it's already mentioned...
post #53 of 106
I read Sears and LLL's but liked best So that's what they're for! by Janet Tamaro. The best read, but I use Sears the most for looking up info. I'd say it's best suited for that.
post #54 of 106
I third (or something) Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins. We had major issues at the beginning and this was like having our own lactation consultant at 3am! I've since loaned it to my SIL and friend and it's been a help to both! It's beginning to look dog-eared
post #55 of 106
Originally Posted by Carsonmom
I read Sears and LLL's but liked best So that's what they're for! by Janet Tamaro. The best read, but I use Sears the most for looking up info. I'd say it's best suited for that.

I too think Janet Tamaro's is a great read. :
post #56 of 106
I love all of Dr. Sears' books, so I'm recommending The Breastfeeding Book, for general reading.

For history and politics, I really like Milk, Money and Madness by Baumslag and Michels

For ecological concerns and pollution information I loved Having Faith by Sanda Steingraber (the first part of the book is about pregnancy, the second part is about breastfeeding).

The first book I read, and one important for primal health implifications is The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding by Michel Odent. This one might be out of print, though... There is a newer one called Birth And Breastfeeding: Rediscovering The Needs Of Women During Pregnancy And Childbirth- I haven't read it, but it should be good.

And for everything else I love www.kellymom.com (but I know - it's not a book!)
post #57 of 106
Breastfeeding Book by Dr Sears was a great help for me!
post #58 of 106
best for me was Defining your own success: breastfeeding after reduction by Diana West. I had a breast reduction at age 19 and without that book, I never would have even tried because my surgeon told me I would be unable to bf after the surgery.

post #59 of 106
The ultimate breastfeeding book of answers - Jack Newman - Great book.
The breastfeeding answer book - LLL - Good.
The womanly art of breastfeeding - LLL - Great.
Successful breastfeeding - The Royal College of Midwives - Handy
Breastfeeding special care babies - Sandra Lang - Useful.
Medications and mothers milk - Thomas Hale - Really useful.
The nursing mothers companion - Kathleen Huggins - Great.
The impact of birthing practices on breastfeeding - Mary Kroeger - Fantastically excellent.
Birth and breastfeeding - Michel Odent - Great.
The milk of human kindness - Francis, James, Schellenberg, Lopez-Jones - Good.
Breastfeeding matters - Maureen Minchin - Fantastic.
Eat well, lose weight while breastfeeding - Eileen Behan - Handy.
Food facts for pregnancy and breastfeeding - Hannah Hunter, Rosemary Dodds - Handy.
The politics of breastfeeding - Gabrielle Palmer - Great.
How weaning happens - Diane Bengson - Useful.
Bestfeeding - Mary Renfrew - Good.
Immunobiology of breastmilk - Lars Hanson - Very useful.
Pocket Guide to Breastfeeding and Human Lactation - Jan Riordan, Kathleen G. Auerback - Very handy.
post #60 of 106

books we use at work

the womanly art is fantastic. We also use anything about BF by Amy Spangler. We had a conference in my state last tuesday and she spoke at it. Her books are right on the ball and she really does know what shes talking about.
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