For more than 40 years, mothers have depended on the wisdomand warmth of Nursing Your Baby. Now authors Karen Pryor and her daughter Gale Pryor have revised and updated their classic guide for today's generation of women. New information includes:
Up-to-date studies on health benefits for breastfed infantsand breastfeeding mothers
Tips for getting the best start on breastfeeding during thefirst hours, weeks, and months after birth
Breastfeeding advice for working mothers
Legal rights as a nursing mother
Choosing and using a breast pump
How fathers and families can support new nursing mothers
With its unique blend of support, science, and research, this classic guide will continue to encourage mothers to nurse their babies as long as they both desire.
About the Author
Karen Pryor wrote the first edition of Nursing Your Baby
in 1963. A biologist by training, she currently writes and lectures on the art of positive reinforcement training.
Science writer Gale Pryor is the author of Nursing Mother, Working Mother.
pt. I. The science and history of breastfeeding -- 1. The nursing couple -- 2. How the breasts function -- 3. Human milk -- 4. How the baby functions : the body -- 5. How the baby functions : behavior -- 6. A parent is born : the innate behavior of caretaking -- 7. Helpers and hinderers : how breastfeeding was saved, and why the job is not yet done -- pt. II. The art of breastfeeding -- 8. Before the baby comes : preparing to breastfeed -- 9. In the hospital -- 10. One to six weeks : the learning period -- 11. The reward period begins -- 12. The working mother : how breastfeeding can help -- 13. Nursing your older baby.