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Nursing Mother's Companion

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ISBN-10: 155832304X

ISBN-13: 9781558323049

Edition: 5th 2005 (Anniversary)

Authors: Kathleen Huggins, Ruth A. Lawrence

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Breastfeeding may be natural, but it is not always instinctive. The 20th Anniversary Edition of this classic guide to breastfeeding, beloved by a generation of women, has been completely revised and updated to provide even more practical, reassuring advice and support for today's expectant and nursing mothers. Easy-reference survival guides help identify and resolve problems at each stage. An appendix on drug safety is a unique feature among breastfeeding books.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
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.

Looking Forward: Preparations during Pregnancy
Off to a Good Start: The First Week
Survival Guide for the First Week
Special Mothers, Special Babies
The Learning Period: The First Two Months
Survival Guide for the First Two Months
Traveling Together, Being Apart
The Reward Period: From Two to Six Months
Survival Guide for Months Two through Six
Nursing the Older Baby and Toddler
Survival Guide for the Later Months
Resources for Nursing Mothers
Determining Babies' Milk Needs during the First Six Weeks
The Safety of Drugs during Breastfeeding
Selected References
Suggested Supplementary Reading
About the Author