"No scientific breakthrough can replace the loving arms of a mother…..”
The Harvard Common Press was nice enough to send me a copy of a new breastfeeding book, 25 Things Every Nursing Mother Needs to Know, co-written by the venerable Kathleen Huggins (author of The Nursing Mother’s Companion and new blogger )and Jan Ellen Brown. The book is a compact hard cover, comprised of 25 mini chapters covering the basics of breastfeeding, from latching on to weaning. It is beautifully illustrated and written in the warm tone of a good girlfriend with the down-to-earth advice of someone who’s “been there, done that.”
Aside from the mechanics of nursing, the book covers some topics that are very important for moms to think about before they come home from the hospital with a baby, but that are rarely addressed in typical breastfeeding how-to books. One of the chapters deals with partner support, and how and why your partner can end up being your biggest breastfeeding advocate. The book also talks about how to combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Often moms feel like nursing is an all-or-nothing proposition, when in fact many women successfully combo feed.
The book is beautifully illustrated and its handy size makes it portable and easily readable while nursing. It would make a great shower gift, one that one would serve as both an informational read and a keepsake.
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