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#91 of 106 Old 01-13-2008, 01:22 AM
 
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I have always been a fan of the womanly art of breastfeeding by LLLI - I know it has already been mentioned but there is o much valuble information!
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I very much loved "The Breastfeeding Book" by Dr. Sear's.
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I really like Jack Newman's too and an especially good one is
Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
by Kathleen A Kendall-Tackett and Nancy Mohrbacher
The Breastfeeding Anser Book from LLLI is also very good
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I also have loved The Nursing Mother's Companion. It has good basic info as well as an easy to use reference section with common problems and solutions to try.
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It's not a how-to or a reference book, but The Breastfeeding Cafe by Barbara L. Behrmann is also quite good. It's got lots of stories from women about their personal BF'ing experiences, kinda like here . While I was nursing my first child, I read it many times and it seemed like I learned something new every time. There is also a story in it about a woman with Alzheimer's who remembers nursing her children, that made me cry every time. It was the only BF'ing info I had, besides the class I took at the hospital, and I really appreciated hearing all the personal stories.
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my favorite was dr. sear's the breastfeeding book. then i read breastfeeding made simple and totally fell in love! BF made simple should be read by every pregnant woman who is thinking about breastfeeding.

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I absolutely love the Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins. I cannot say enough about this book. I give it to everyone I know that is pregnant or just had a baby. It's got everything you need to know. Very helpful to read before the baby arrives and again as you go week by week.
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My cousin just had twins and I would like to get her a great book to help her with the breastfeeding and with the twins specifically. Do you know of any great twins book that might have a good breastfeeding section in it?
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I loved "so that's what they're there for". I was really wishy-washy about bfing before I had ds. Most of the books I like now would have been too much then. I thought the humor and the casual attitude of the author made me see breastfeeding as normal behavior.
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Nursing your baby by Karen Pryor and Gale Pryor
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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.
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The Drinks Are On Me - Everything your mother never told you about breastfeeding --- by Veronika Sophia Robinson

Veronika - loving my barefoot child living happily on the west coast shop Barefoot Books
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Dr. Newman's book The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers!

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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.

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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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