Nursing Mother's Companion

ISBN-10: 1558327207

ISBN-13: 9781558327207

Edition: 6th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Kathleen Huggins

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Publication date: 4/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

For more than twenty-five years, Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS, has dedicated her medical career to helping mothers care more effectively for their newborn babies. Kathleen is a Registered Nurse and has a Masters Degree in Perinatal Nursing from UC San Francisco. She moved to San Luis Obispo in 1980 with her young daughter to work at San Luis Obispo General Hospital. Quickly she became a community resource for breastfeeding mothers. In 1983, she founded the Breastfeeding Warmline, a telephone counseling service and soon after, one of the first breastfeeding clinics in the country.Kathleen authored "The Nursing Mother's Companion" in 1986 which quickly became a best-seller. It is now in its fifth edition and has sold over one million copies. She gave birth to her second child and wrote a second book, "The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning".Kathleen directed the SLO Breastfeeding Clinic for more than twenty years until her diagnosis of breast cancer and her retirement in 2004. In 2002, Kathleen opened Simply MaMa, a maternity and nursing boutique in downtown San Luis. She leads seminars on a variety of topics related to perinatal care and breastfeeding. She lives with her husband and son in San Luis Obispo.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Looking Forward: Preparations during Pregnancy
Off to a Good Start: The First Week
Survival Guide: The First Week
Special Mothers, Special Babies
The Learning Period: The First Two Months
Survival Guide: The First Two Months
Expressing, Storing, and Feeding Breast Milk
Traveling Together, Being Apart
The Reward Period: From Two through Six Months
Survival Guide: Months Two through Six
Nursing the Older Baby
Survival Guide: Months Six through Twelve
Nursing the Toddler
Resources for Nursing Mothers
Determining Babies' Milk Needs during the First Six Weeks
The World Health Organization (WHO) Growth Standards
The Safety of Drugs during Breastfeeding
References
Suggested Supplemental Reading
Index
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