Mass Market Paperbound
528 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 1.2 in
September 8, 1999
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553580744
ISBN - 13: 9780553580747
About the Book
The bible of breastfeeding has been completely revised and updated, especially for today's working women. Every aspect of breastfeeding is discussed from breast care to sexuality to fathers.
Read from the Book
Will You or Won't You?The best times are when babies come. --Melanie, in Gone With the WindOnly in relatively recent times has there been any question at all as to whether or not a baby would be breastfed. In earlier days, if a mother was either unable or unwilling to nurse her baby herself, she had to find another woman to do it. Early in the twentieth century, however, the advent of dependable refrigeration and pasteurization and the development of ways to modify cow's milk for infant consumption meant that babies could be fed a specially formulated product that was both digestible and nutritious.Today you have a choice in the way you feed your baby. You can decide whether you want to feed your baby with the milk produced by your own body the way mothers have done from time immemorial--or whether you want to provide your baby's nourishment in a bottle. Many factors will enter into your decision: the customs of your community; the attitudes of your doctor, your husband or life partner, your friends and family; your lifestyle, including your work commitments; your personality; your feelings about mothering; and how much emotional support you receive.We hope that once you read this chapter and see all the benefits that breastfeeding holds for you, your baby, and the world you live in, you'll give nursing a try. You might look on it as a thirty-day money-back guarantee. You will most likely find it gratifying for both you and your baby and go on to nurse well beyond those initi
From the Publisher
The classic guide to breastfeeding, now updated for another generation of mothers
This totally revised third edition of The Complete Book of Breastfeeding provides everything you need to know to make nursing your baby a deeply rewarding 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 children, provide the latest information on:
The new breastfeeding guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Proven new health benefits of breastfeeding--for mother and baby
What to do before the baby arrives
Sexuality during the nursing period
Breastfeeding and the working mother
Expressing and pumping milk--a complete step-by-step guide
How to build a support system including your husband, family, friends, and other nursing mothers--and when to seek help from a lactation expert
Expert advice on positioning the baby, night feedings, drugs to avoid while nursing, nutrition, weaning, exercise, weight loss, a special section for dad, and much more
From Our Editors
This classic guide by experts Marvin S. Eiger, M.D. and Sally Wendkos Olds includes the latest research on breastfeeding’s proven health benefits. Fully illustrated with accessible advice, The Complete Book of Breastfeeding has everything a mother needs to know to make nursing her baby a rewarding experience. This book covers all the basics, as well as the latest on pumping and storing breast milk, the concerns of working nursing mothers, new diet and exercise recommendations.
"Breast may be best, but it doesn't always come naturally. Your odds for success can be significantly increased by the practical advice in, and warm support of, this valuable book."
--Arlene Eisenberg and Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff, authors of What to Expect When You're Expecting
"A skillful blend of professional expertise and practical advice."
--Betty L. Crase, IBCLC, former Director of the Center
for Breastfeeding Information, La Leche League International