There’s no need to feel guilty if you can't breastfeed
Breastfeeding, as we all agree, is of great benefit to a new baby. But what if we can’t? The fact is the majority of us end up using formula – and we feel guilty.
In Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding award-winning journalist Madeleine Morris and paediatrician Dr Sasha Howard reveal the truth about feeding – that breastfeeding is wonderful when it works, but bottle-fed babies, too, can grow up to be perfectly healthy, happy and smart.
With an easy-to-read analysis of feeding science, parenting sociology and the modern media, the authors show mums who don't breastfeed why they are not failures. Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding offers a balanced and reassuring voice on this emotional issue, giving mums the strength and information to feel confident with their feeding choices.
Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding also offers comprehensive advice on feeding including:
- choosing a formula and choosing a bottle
- sterilising and preparing a feed
- how to promote bonding while bottle-feeding
- moving from breast to bottle and mixed feeding.
is a much-needed book as our research shows the growing impact of problems with breast-feeding can have on women's mental health. It is well written and very supportive of bottle-feeding mums.' – Nicole Highet, Founder & Executive Director of COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence
About the Author
Madeleine Morris is an award-winning investigative news journalist with 7.30, ABC. She was formerly a reporter and presenter with the BBC, and is proud mother to one daughter. Dr Sasha Howard is a paediatrician, and mum of two.