It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. This ultimate support bible offers: real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications
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About the Authors
Diane Wiessinger has been helping mothers with breastfeeding for nearly thirty years as a La Leche League Leader, a board-certified lactation consultant, author, and speaker.
Diana West is an international board certified lactation consultant in private practice in New Jersey. She is the author of Defining Your Own Success and coauthor of Sweet Sleep.
Teresa Pitman has been writing about birth, breastfeeding, and parenting for more than twenty-five years. She co-wrote the popular “Steps and Stages” columns in Today’s Parent, Canada’s national parenting magazine, and has also written for many other magazines, including Mothering, Family Fun, Chatelaine, and More.
About Pam Ward
Pam Ward, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program. The fact that she can work with Blackstone Audio from the beauty of the mountains of Southern Oregon is an unexpected bonus.