The Complete Book of Breastfeeding: Third Edition

by Marvin S. Eiger, Sally Wendkos Olds

Workman Publishing Co | January 2, 1999 | Trade Paperback

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With over one and a half million trade and mass-market paperback copies in print, The Complete Book of Breastfeeding is one of the recognized classics in its field. Now it has been completely revised and updated, and dovetails perfectly with the recent major policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and continued nursing for at least one year and as long thereafter as mother and child desire. In addition to incorporating the new AAP guidelines throughout the book, the Third Edition draws on the very latest research from prominent scholars and practitioners in the field. It presents new information on how breastfeeding offers protection against various diseases for both child and mother; new discussion of the positive impact of breastfeeding on a child''s cognitive development; a greatly expanded section on available support systems and their importance; guidelines to help a mother-to-be choose a hospital or birthing center with breastfeeding-positive policies; and a new section on signs of baby''s adequate milk intake, with charts. Plus new and expanded sections on nutrition for lactating mothers, the mother''s social life, the role of the father, the nursing working mother, how to express, store, and offer breast milk, and how to wean your child. This is the warm, accessible, and authoritative guide for every new mother.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.08 × 6.07 × 0.95 in

Published: January 2, 1999

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761109021

ISBN - 13: 9780761109020

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The Complete Book of Breastfeeding: Third Edition

by Marvin S. Eiger, Sally Wendkos Olds

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.08 × 6.07 × 0.95 in

Published: January 2, 1999

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761109021

ISBN - 13: 9780761109020

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Introduction If you were living at some other time or in some other place, you might not need this book. You might even wonder about its purpose, since you would be getting much of the information of these pages from your mother, your aunts, your older sister, and your neighbors. They would share with you their breastfeeding experiences and those of their mothers before them. As you saw them suckling their infants, you would pick up the "tricks of the trade" without even realizing it. It would never occur to you that you would not nurse your baby, because every baby that you had ever seen would have been fed at his mother''s breast - except in the extremely rare case when a mother was too ill to nurse. The paragraph that you have just read appeared as the introduction to the original edition of this book, published in 1972. It is one of the very few paragraphs that were carried over to the second edition, published in 1987, and once again into this edition. Much has changed in the twenty-six years since The Complete Book of Breastfeeding was first conceived. The year 1971 (when the first edition of this book was being researched and written) marked the lowest rate of breastfeeding in the history of this country: Only one in four women even bean to breastfeed their babies. By 1987, well over half of all American mothers were nursing their newborn infants, and among well-educated middle-class women, the incidence was even higher. There was a slight dip in the prevalence of brea
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Will You or Won''t You?

Questions You May Have About Breastfeeding

The Miracle of Lactation

Before Your Baby Comes

Our Baby is Here

Breastfeeding Begins

Eating, Exercising, and Your Weight

How You Look, How You Feel

Drugs and the Nursing Mother

You Are a Nursing Family

Your Other Life

The Working Nursing Mother

Breastfeeding: A Sexual Passage

Especially for the Father

Preventing and Treating Nursing-Related Problems

Special Situations

Expressing and Storing Breast Milk

Weaning Your Child

Resource Appendix:

Helpful Organizations and Sources of Information

From the Publisher

With over one and a half million trade and mass-market paperback copies in print, The Complete Book of Breastfeeding is one of the recognized classics in its field. Now it has been completely revised and updated, and dovetails perfectly with the recent major policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and continued nursing for at least one year and as long thereafter as mother and child desire. In addition to incorporating the new AAP guidelines throughout the book, the Third Edition draws on the very latest research from prominent scholars and practitioners in the field. It presents new information on how breastfeeding offers protection against various diseases for both child and mother; new discussion of the positive impact of breastfeeding on a child''s cognitive development; a greatly expanded section on available support systems and their importance; guidelines to help a mother-to-be choose a hospital or birthing center with breastfeeding-positive policies; and a new section on signs of baby''s adequate milk intake, with charts. Plus new and expanded sections on nutrition for lactating mothers, the mother''s social life, the role of the father, the nursing working mother, how to express, store, and offer breast milk, and how to wean your child. This is the warm, accessible, and authoritative guide for every new mother.

From the Jacket

Make the Most of your Nursing Experience

Dr. Marvin Eiger, a nationally known pediatrician and breastfeeding authority, and Sally Wendkos Olds, an award-winning medical writer who nursed her own three childrem, provide you with all the new information you need to make nursing your baby a deeply rewarding part of your life.

Praise For The Third Edition:

"This edition is a wonderful blend of the art and science of breastfeeding. We all need it!...It is the only breastfeeding book that can be used by both health care personnel and the nursing mother and father. It is established as a classic in the medical field. The resource appendix and the emphasis on breastfeeding support systems are most welcome." - Cheston M. Berlin, Jr., M.D. University Professor of Pediatrics, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

"This brilliant update of a classic book is an invaluable resource for contemporary nursing families. You''ll find yourself picking it up daily for its practical advice, warmth, and comfort. It''s like having a lactation expert in the house." - Barbara Seaman, Author and Co-founder, National Women''s Health Network

"The Complete Book of Breastfeeding lives up to its title! It is a skillful blend of personal and professional information, reflecting the expertise of its outstanding authors and others in the field of lactation." - Betty L. Crase, IBCLC, Former Director of the Center for Breastfeeding Information, La Leche League International

About the Author

Marvin S. Eiger, MD, coauthor of the first three editions of this book, is a graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Medicine. He practiced pediatrics in New York City for thirty years and established the Comprehensive Lactation Program at New York''s Beth Israel Hospital, serving as its medical director until he retired from practice. He is the father of two children and grandfather of three. Sally Wendkos Olds has written extensively about relationships, health, and personal growth. She has won national awards for her writing, including the Career Achievement Award of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, of which she is a member and a past president. Ms. Olds'' college textbooks on child and adult development, co-authored with psychologist Diane E. Papalia, Ph.D., have been read by more than two million students and are the leading texts in their fields. She is also the author of Super Granny: Great Stuff to Do with Your Grandkids, The Working Parents'' Survival Guide, and The Eternal Garden: Seasons of Our Sexuality, and the coauthor of Helping Your Child Find Values to Live By and Raising a Hyperactive Child. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Olds is a member of La Leche League International, International Childbirth Education Association, the Authors Guild, and other professional and civic organizations. She nursed her three daughters and is the proud grandmother of five breastfed children. Visit her at her website: ww
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Warm, accessible and authoritative, The Complete Book of Breastfeeding has been revised and updated to include the new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines and draws on the latest research from prominent scholars and practitioners in the field. It presents new information on how breastfeeding offers protection against various diseases for both child and mother, new discussion on the positive impact of breastfeeding on a child's cognitive development, a greatly expanded section on available support systems and much more.
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