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From leading midwife and the author of "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" comes this deeply compassionate and comprehensive guide to making breastfeeding a joyful experience for both mother and child. Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin's newest book explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding. Inspiring as well as informative, "Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding" is a powerful and practical guide filled with helpful advice, medical facts and real-life stories that will help mothers understand how and why breastfeeding works and how they can use it to more deeply connect with their children and their own bodies without fear, inhibition, or embarrassment.
"Ina May Gaskin is an international treasure. Her new guide to breastfeeding is the best thing ever written on the subject. A must-have for all pregnant women interested in the best start for their babies." --Christiane Northrup, M.D., Author of Women' s Bodies, Women's Wisdom""and The Wisdom of Menopause "This book is all we've come to expect of Ina May Gaskin--warm, wise, solidly based in real experiences, and sensitive to the needs and lives of women in all their complexity. It's the only breastfeeding book you'll need."--Barbara Katz Rothman and Wendy Simonds, authors of "Laboring On" "Simply put, midwife Ina May Gaskin is the most important person in maternity care in North America, bar none."--Marsden Wagner, M.D., M.S., former Director of Women' s and Children's Health, World Health Organization "Breastfeeding is one of life' s greatest joys. And there is no better guide to have at your side than the legendary Ina May!"--Harvey Karp, M.D., author of The Hap
1 How Breastfeeding Works, and How It Relates to Mothering 2 Preparing for Nursing 3 How Birth Practices Affect Breastfeeding 4 Getting Started: The Basics 5 Your Baby's Needs-and Yours-During the First Week 6 Problem-Solving During the First Week 7 Sleeping Arrangements 8 If You Have a Job Outside Your Home 9 The First Three Months 10 As Your Baby Gets Older 11 Nursing Twins...and More 12 When Babies Get Sick or Need Hospitalization 13 Weaning 14 Shared Nursing, Wet-Nursing, and Forgotten Lore 15 Nipplephobia: What It Is and Why We Should Eradicate It 16 Creating a Breastfeeding Culture
ISBN: 9781905177332 ISBN-10: 190517733X Audience:
Number Of Pages: 352 Published: 5th October 2009 Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd. Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.6
Weight (kg): 0.42