Nursing Mother's Companion, The

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The Nursing Mother s Companion has been among the best-selling books in the field for 25 years (with more than one million copies sold!), and is respected and recommended by professionals and well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Now, to celebrate the book s 25th anniversary, comes the sixth edition of this comprehensive and practical guide to breastfeeding. While nursing a baby may seem simple and instinctive, it often doesn t come naturally. In this book Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week all the way to the toddler years, or somewhere in between. This fully updated and extensively revised edition provides new information on topics such as: Nursing after a cesarean How adoptive mothers can stimulate lactation to nurse the adopted baby How to restart breastfeeding after weaning (relactation) Nursing a near-term (3- to 5-week premature) baby Treating postpartum headaches and nausea Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression Sharing a bed with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS Introducing solid foods Readers will also find, in addition to the previous editions chronologically arranged chapters, Huggins s indispensable problem-solving chapters, called 'survival guides' set off by coloured bands on the pages for quick reference. Also included are appendices on determining baby s milk needs in the first six weeks as well as the safety of various drugs during breastfeeding.

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PRAISE for THE NURSING MOTHER'S COMPANION
“A delightful, beautifully illustrated, and thoroughly practical book.” – Sheila Kitzinger, author of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth   “A complete, practical, and easy-to-us guide which will help mothers prevent or solve the usual and not-so-usual breastfeeding problems. Huggins’s expertise and warmth shine through every page.” – Penny Simkin, co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn   “With a unique format that is easy to follow, The Nursing Mother’s Companion is a welcome addition to the growing wealth of information available to nursing mothers today.” – Marian Tompson, co-founder of La Leche League   “I loved The Nursing Mother’s Companion. Helpful, complete, and readable, it’s ideal for every nursing mother.” – Michelle Harrison, M.D., author of Women in Residence   “Health care providers seeking a single book to which they can refer nursing mothers need look no further. The Nursing Mother’s Companion will fill the bill.” – Kathleen Auerbach, Ph.D., professional lactation consultant

About the Author:

Kathleen Huggins, a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant, directed the breastfeeding clinic at San Luis Obispo General Hospital for more than twenty years. During that time she became a central figure in the evolution of the field of professional lactation consultants, who now are found in any hospital of significant size that has a birthing center. She has authored or co-authored six books, including The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning; Nursing Mother, Working Mother; and The Expectant Parents' Companion, all published by the Harvard Common Press. She currently owns Simply MaMa, a maternity and nursing boutique in San Luis Obispo. She lives in San Luis Obispo with her husband and youngest child.

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