We support mothers from pre-conception to birth and beyond. Breastfeeding is a learning curve for both mom and baby. Doing a little studying can help prepare you for your journey. Here are some of our favorite books about breastfeeding.
The mother of modern midwifery, Ina May Gaskin, has a book, Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding. Like Gaskin’s other books, it’s easy to relate to and filled with information on the basics of breastfeeding, the needs of mom and baby, breastfeeding while working outside the house, what happens as your baby ages, weaning, and even information on nursing multiples.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by the La Leche League, is a comprehensive book about nursing that takes you from before you give birth, through nursing toddlers, and answers a multitude of questions, including those about pumping, breast health, and more.
The Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins, is in its 7th edition, and is jam-packed with information. It covers working and breastfeeding, pumping, postpartum depression, supplements, breast pump reviews, storing milk, and much more.
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, by Jack Newman, is a comprehensive guide that can answer new parents’ questions about everything related to breastfeeding. It gives practical, sound, up to date advice that covers the spectrum of breastfeeding information from the first latch to weaning.
An Introduction to Biological Nurturing, by Suzanne Colson is a guide to practicing the most natural method of breastfeeding your baby. Biological Nurturing exists on the premise that mothers and babies do know how to breastfeed and helps families understand how to create optimal environments that allow for spontaneous behaviors that help families get started with nursing.
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