This is a shorter version of the best-selling book on breastfeeding, The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins. This concise, easy-to-use-on-the-fly version of that classic book is ideal for busy, time-pressed new moms (and their helpers and partners). It also includes planner pages to help keep track of nursing and pumping sessions and other important details.
Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not always instinctive for either mothers or babies. Kathleen Huggins's The Nursing Mother's Companion has been a top-selling book on breastfeeding for more than 7 editions over 30 years, with more than 1.1 million copies sold. It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, and The American Academy of Pediatrics, and it is well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style.
Now, in this shorter quick-reference version, moms and their partners can get the answers they need in a flash,without sacrificing the breadth and accuracy of the original book. Plus, this edition adds a planner component, for scheduling nursing sessions, pump rentals and pumping sessions, weight and wellness checks, anticipated dates for weaning, and more.
Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully. This up-to-date book covers:
Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk
How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges
Managing pumping and nursing when you return to work
New-mom care for the postpartum period
Introducing solid foods
How to choose a breast pump
Deciding when to wean-and how to do it