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#1 of 5 Old 03-16-2009, 02:02 PM - Thread Starter
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The Nursing Mother's Companion - it's excellent! I previously bought the LLL book (The Womanly Art of bf) but it hasn't come yet and in the meantime, my bradley instructor lauded the other one and said it has a lot of nitty gritty info and help, though the LL book was also good. I found it at Half Price Books this week and love it. I also found an infant massage book that looked cool.

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#2 of 5 Old 03-16-2009, 02:04 PM
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Not your DDC but thanks for the review! A coworker that just got back from maternity leave just gave it to me, so I'm glad to hear it's a great book! :
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I give this book to all my expectant mama friends as gifts, it really is an excellent book. I have one friend who calls it Breastfeeding 101, it really helped her a lot when she decided to nurse her second baby (and is still going strong!) The womanly art of breastfeeding does have really detailed info but it can be a bit overwhelming, the nursing mothers companion seems to simplify things and answers a lot of the questions that new moms have without having to go through pages and pages of info.

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When the LLL one arrives be prepared for some pretty hardline stances in there about staying at home and not working and pumping and other things like that.

I have one called Bestfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right for You: An Illustrated Guide by Mary Renfrew, Chloe Fisher, and Suzanne Arms that seems to have good in depth troubleshooting as far as latch and such goes, and great info and encouragement.
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I have to agree with the others, the LLL league one was too much for me to handle. It was intense and was not pro-working mom at all. I actually got so annoyed with it I didn't make it all the way through. I think the book needs an update for current times...

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