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The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know about Nursing Your Child--From Birth Through Weaning

3.2 (2003)

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    Martha Sears(Author)

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A fully updated version 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 onincreasing your milk supplybreastfeeding in absentiapumps and the new technology associated with breastfeedingmaking sure your nursing baby gets the nutrition it needs nighttime breastfeedingbreastfeeding and fertilitytoddler nursing and natural weeningand much moreTaking 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.

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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Book details

  • PDF | 258 pages
  • Martha Sears(Author)
  • Little Brown and Company (Mar. 2000)
  • English
  • 9
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By HW on 23 January 2012

    I breastfed my daugther for more than 2 years, and never dreamt of offering her a drop of formula. This was mainly because I was determined for her to receive the benefits of breastmilk uncompromised, but partly because I was traumatised by this book. For those who aren't familiar with different parenting methods out there be warned: the Sears' are EXTREME proponents for attachment parenting techniques, and this book is 30% practical breastfeeding advice and 70% attachement parenting propaganda. Why should chapters on co-sleeping and baby-wearing belong in a BF book? I happen to endorse this method, but was still annoyed by how much this book rubbed that doctrine in my face.I certainly found this book a useful resource to have on hand throughout my BF journey, but would have preferred less brainwashing and more information; when I had problems with PPD, latch-on, nipple thrush and pumping at work the information offered in this book was insufficient. However, when an expert child nutrionist informed me after my daughter's first birthday that I should wean her off of night feeds the influence of this book was enough to make me stupidly defy her for months.

  • By Nikolaos Velissariou on 4 September 2003

    This book covers any questions anyone might have about breastfeeding, and mothering through breastfeeding. All the new mothers who I have leant it to have gone on to breastfeed their baby successfully. Another Sears hit! If you buy only one book for those first months buy this one!

  • By powelb on 17 November 2010

    I read this book when I was experiencing a few difficulties breastfeeding when my son was only seven weeks old. The advice was so sensible and sensitive. My baby is now six months old and I am planning to still be breastfeeding when he is one. I have found it an invaluable source of advice throughout the past months as it answers questions on positioning, diet, demand-feeding, allergies, winding etc. This is a "must-have" book for any new mother who is planning to breastfeed.

  • By Fiona Dean on 30 October 2016

    I was gifted with the Attachment Parenting book of this series, the parents / health professionals who wrote these books have continued this style of parenting through this book, I felt this matched my outlook & personality regarding parenting style these books reassures & affirms my instincts as well as reminds how to simplify the needs, while also gaining knowledge and facts, I wish more Midwives & Health Vistors read these books it certainly could help them be less biased & encourage a different view to some areas where they discourage or frown upon due to statistics / numbers plus in my ongoing experience I found these books have been clearer & truer then when I have been advised in past. If you feel Attachment parenting fits your personality and lifestyle then the books by this couple are perfect.

  • By Jude on 7 May 2006

    ...this book provided me with all the information that all of the midwives, doctors, health visitors and well meaning relatives did not!!. When I had any breassfeeding issue, the answer was in this book and I breastfed my baby successfully until she was 6 months old. Highly recommended!

  • By Maria Simsky on 25 July 2016

    Helpful. Most important tip is that baby needs to take as much of the breast in its mouth as possible, and message your breasts in between feeds to keep milk moving in the ducts (keep this in mind and save some money ;)

  • By belkis on 24 October 2011

    Just a fantastic book!! Together with La Leche League's book The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding this is a very informative book which helps women to choose what is best for themselves and their babies.

  • By E on 25 May 2013

    This book contains very detailed information in an easy to read and access format, written by well recognised commentators on babies and childcare.

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