The Nursing Mother's Problem Solver by Claire MartinThe Nursing Mother's Problem Solver by Claire Martin

The Nursing Mother's Problem Solver

byClaire Martin, Martha SearsForeword byWilliam Sears

Paperback | July 15, 2000

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Finally! Answers to your most urgent questions in an easy-to-use format!
Based on questions posed by thousands of real mothers, this A-to-Z guide has a practical, realistic view of how nursing fits into a modern woman's life.
First-time mothers and breastfeeding veterans will find answers to more than 300 questions -- from the most common to the most particular.
  • How to know the effect of what you eat and drink on your breastmilk -- from antihistamines and antidepressants to spicy food, wine, or caffeine
  • How to use natural remedies like fennel tea, cabbage leaves, and brewer's yeast to combat your own and your baby's discomforts
  • How to accommodate your child's particular nursing style, be she fussy, sleepy, overeager, or uninterested
  • How to breastfeed children with special needs -- like a cleft palate and Down's syndrome -- as well as adopted babies and twins
    Cross-referenced for easy, immediate access to information, supplemented with listings of resources such as videos, Web sites, and support groups, this volume is the most comprehensive collection of nursing advice available.

About The Author

Claire Martin is a staff writer at the Denver Post. Her writing has won national and regional awards, and has appeared in publications such as the St. Petersburg Times, Good Housekeeping, and Sunset magazine. She lives in Denver with her husband and her two daughters, both of whom were breastfed.
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Title:The Nursing Mother's Problem SolverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 1.2 inPublished:July 15, 2000Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0684857847

ISBN - 13:9780684857848

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Foreword There are plenty of books that explain why you should breastfeed, and can teach you the basics, but this is the first designed specifically as a panic button for harried new mothers. Whether you're a first-time mother or a veteran mom, the first few weeks of a baby's life are stressful and pressured. That's where this new and different breastfeeding guide fits in. It focuses on the questions that often come up at midnight or 2 A.M., when you're hesitant to call your doctor or lactation consultant and you know it will be hours before you'll be able to call your health care provider's help line. This book covers the most common problems and issues associated with breastfeeding, and offers tips on how to solve those problems or alleviate them until you can get medical attention. Most important, this book is written by mothers who have been in your shoes. Claire Martin and Nancy Krebs know how tempting it is to join a frustrated, screaming baby in a duet. They've survived erratic sleeping jags and the marathon nursing sessions of growth spurts. They are the friends you can trust and turn to for reliable advice that comes from hard-won experience. Think of The Nursing Mother's Problem Solver as your first-defense reference book for breastfeeding questions -- a supplement to your parenting library. Open this book when you need a quick answer or helpful advice. This book won't answer all your questions -- no book can -- and certainly is not a substitute for your doctor or lactation consultant. But if, between visits and phone calls, a worrisome symptom appears, or if you've forgotten a step in settling your baby in a comfortable nursing position, you'll be glad you keep this book handy. William and Martha Sears Authors of The Breastfeeding Book Copyright © 2000 by Claire Martin

From Our Editors

Along with newborns come a host of questions, not the least of which concern breastfeeding. Many queries are answered in one all-encompassing book called The Nursing Mother's Problem Solver. This A-to-Z troubleshooting guide covers many bases in a question and answer style. Written by Claire Martin and Dr. Nancy Krebs, the book offers realistic, forthright advice and tips regarding this nurturing process. Organized alphabetically with indexes and cross-references, this easy to use book allows women to quickly access the information they need without putting the baby down.