The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know about Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning (Paperback)

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A fully revised edition of the Dr. Sears guide to breastfeeding, a perennial parents' favorite for nearly two decades.

In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in breastfeeding. Yet first-time mothers often lack the support and the knowledge they need. Many of the available books fail to address the practical challenges that confront many women (especially women who work outside the home) when they choose to breastfeed. For these women, The Breastfeeding Book is a godsend -- with comprehensive, reassuring, authoritative information on:

  • how to get started, including tips for latching on
  • increasing your milk supply
  • breastfeeding in absentia
  • pumps and the new technology associated with breastfeeding
  • making sure your nursing baby gets the nutrition it needs
  • nighttime breastfeeding
  • breastfeeding and fertility
  • toddler nursing and natural weening
  • and much more

Taking a realistic, contemporary approach, the Searses bring an age-old practice completely up to date. Their encyclopedic guide to the art and science of breastfeeding enables all women to experience and enjoy one of nature's most rewarding relationships.

About the Author

Martha Sears, RN and William Sears MD are the pediatrics experts to whom American parents turn for advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare, and family nutrition. Martha Sears is a registered nurse, certified childbirth educator, and breastfeeding consultant. Dr. Sears was trained at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced pediatrics for nearly 50 years. Together, the Searses have authored more than 40 pediatrics books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316779241
ISBN-10: 0316779245
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2000
Pages: 272
Language: English