Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

ISBN-10: 0452285801

ISBN-13: 9780452285804

Edition: 7th 2004 (Revised)

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All parents want the best for their babies, and theres no doubt about the fact that human milk is the ideal food for human babies. Whats the secret of successful breastfeeding? For almost fifty years mothers who have been in touch with La Leche League have found the kind of information and support they needed to breastfeed their babies. In this newly revised edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, you will learn: How human milk offers lifetime benefits for your baby How to prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy How to exercise and lose weight safely while nursing How to find time for yourself while meeting babys needs How to increase your milk supply by using herbs and medications How to be sure your baby is getting enough to eat The Womanly Art of Breastfeedingwas the first book of its kind, written for mothers by mothers. Over the years, more than two million mothers have turned to it for information and inspiration.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 5/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Planning to Breastfeed
Why Choose Breastfeeding?
A Special Journey
Best for Baby--Best for You
The Key to Good Mothering
Plans are Underway
Plans for the Baby's Birth
Health Professionals Who Care
Preparing to Breastfeed
What to Wear--Nursing Fashions
Your Network of Support
La Leche League Meetings
Why Do You Need Support?
How Do I Find La Leche League?
The Early Months
Your Baby Arrives
Baby's First Feeding
Breastfeeding in Slow Motion
Other Breastfeeding Positions
Engorgement--When the Milk "Comes In"
How Long to Nurse?
Hospital Routines
Breastfeeding Products
Leaving the Hospital
At Home With Your Baby
Babies Are to Love
How Many Times Do I Feed the Baby?
Is Baby Getting Enough?
Caring for Your Baby
Taking Care of Mother
Going Out? Take Baby Along
A Time to Learn
Why Is My Baby Crying?
Babies Who Are Colicky
Growth Spurts
Nighttime Needs
Sharing Sleep
Babies, Beds, and Sex
Common Concerns
Avoiding and Treating Sore Nipples
Moist Wound Healing
Sore Nipples in Later Months
Pumping and Storing Your Milk
Breast Problems: Sore Breasts, Plugged Ducts, and Mastitis
Breast Lumps and Breast Surgery
Is Your Baby Getting Enough Milk?
The Baby Who Is Pleasingly Plump
Did You Ever Hear of a Nursing Strike?
Going Back to Work
Breastfeeding and Working
Benefits of Breastfeeding
Proceed Slowly
Some Practical Hints
Feeding Tips for the Sitter
Establish a Routine
Who Will Take Care of the Baby?
Making a Choice
The Mother-Child Relationship
Take One Step at a Time
Choosing to Stay Home
Life As a Family
The Manly Art of Fathering
Fathers Get Involved
Fathers and Breastfeeding
What Can Fathers Do?
Husband and Wife--A Parenting Team
Meeting Family Needs
Housework and a New Baby
Time for the Other Little Ones
Developing a Parenting Style
Nutritional Know-How
The Basic Approach
How to Eat Well
Special Hints for Nursing Mothers
Weight Loss and Exercise
As Your Baby Grows
Ready for Solids
Go Slowly at First
What Foods to Choose
Weaning Gradually, With Love
More Than Milk
What If I Want to Wean My Baby?
Toddler Nursing
Pregnant and Nursing?
Tandem Nursing
Discipline is Loving Guidance
Setting the Stage
Discipline and Punishment
Normal Toddler Traits
A Look Ahead
Special Situations
Problems at the Beginning
Breastfeeding after a Cesarean Birth
What If Your Baby Is Jaundiced?
Hypoglycemia in Newborns
If Your Baby Is Premature
A Baby with Special Needs
The Baby with Down Syndrome
A Baby with a Cleft Lip or Palate
Cystic Fibrosis and Other Metabolic Conditions
When a Baby Dies
When Extra Care is Needed
Multiple Births--Multiple Blessings
Relactation and Induced Lactation
If Your Baby Gets Sick
Slow Weight Gain
What If Mother Is Ill?
Medications and Other Substances
Mothers with Special Problems
Why Breast is Best
Human Milk for Human Babies
How Your Baby Grows
Unique Milk for a Unique Species
Human Milk: An Arsenal Against Illness
Nature's Vaccine for the Newborn
Avoiding Allergies
More Reasons to Breastfeed
How Breastfeeding Affects A Mother
How the Breast Gives Milk
Guaranteed High-Quality Milk
Breastfeeding and Your Reproductive Cycle
Mothers Helping Mothers
About La Leche League
How It All Began
How LLL Can Help You
About This Book and Its Authors
La Leche League's Influence
A Final Word--From the Founders
Appendix
Books That We Publish
Other Helpful Books
Breast Pumps and Other Products
Organizations That Offer Support
Web Sites That Are Helpful
Marmet Technique of Manual Expression
Selected References
Photo Credits
Index
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