Breastfeeding may be natural, but it may also be more challenging than you expect. Some mothers encounter doubts and difficulties, from struggling with the first few feedings to finding a gentle and loving way to comfortably wean from the breast.
This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive resource that takes the mystery out of basic breastfeeding dynamics. Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, weaning difficulties, and every other obstacle that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby.
Breastfeeding Made Simple will help you to: Find comfortable, relaxing breastfeeding positions Establish ample milk production and a satisfying breastfeeding rhythm with your baby Overcome discomfort and mastitis Use a breast pump to express and store milk Easily transition to solid foods
About the Authors
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, is an international board-certified lactation consultant. She has been an accredited La Leche League leader for more than twenty years and was president of a highly successful Chicago-area private lactation practice for ten years. The material presented in Breastfeeding Made Simple comes from her hands-on work with thousands of mothers. She is currently a lactation education specialist with Hollister, Inc., a medical supply company and maker of the Ameda breast pumps. In this capacity, she travels extensively to provide training to lactation professionals. She is author of the Breastfeeding Answer Book, which has sold more than 100,000 copies and been translated into four languages. She has contributed to Baby Talk magazine and served as editor of New Beginnings, the La Leche League magazine for mothers.
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, is a health psychologist and international board-certified lactation consultant. She is research associate professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire's Family Research Lab in Durham, NH, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is a La Leche League leader, the La Leche League area professional liaison for Maine and New Hampshire, and chair of the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Taskforce. Kendall-Tackett is author or editor of ten books including The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood, The Well-Ordered Home, The Well-Ordered Office, and Depression in New Mothers.
She has received several awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and most recently, she was named 2003 Distinguished Alumna by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico.
Jack Newman, M.D., the leading researcher in the field of breastfeeding, is a popular speaker at breastfeeding conferences across North America. A father of three, he lives in Toronto.
Teresa Pitman is the author or coauthor of nine other books on parenting. She is a mother of four and lives in Ontario.
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Reviews of Breastfeeding Made Simple 2D:
"I recommend this groundbreaking book to all my clients."
--Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC
"I fell in love with this book; every page is a jewel. It simply 'delivers' what every mother needs--the natural laws to build a breastfeeding relationship. Understanding the first forty days has changed the way I talk to new parents and teach breastfeeding supporters. Finally, here is a book that talks about breastfeeding without all the rules. This book lives in my bag to share with everyone!"
--Carrie Finger, BFA, IBCLC, LCCE, lactation program director at Aviva Institute
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