In the beginning, breastfeeding looks like a simple thing to do. It can be hard for a lot of women, though, to deal with. Everyone has a different way of nursing even though we’ve seen friends, sisters, and even strangers do it. It’s also true that each of us has problems that we have to learn how to deal with. It can be hard to breastfeed because of a lot of different things. A few examples are tongue-tie, lip-tie, acid reflux and so on. There are many more. The best thing we can do to improve our chances of having a good breastfeeding experience is to learn more. People who are interested in breastfeeding should read some good books. They can help them be ready for anything that comes their way while breastfeeding. Here are the 10 best breastfeeding books that are out there:
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Weissinger, Diana West, Teresa Pitman
The La Leche League is a well-known organization that has been teaching and empowering new and expectant mothers about breastfeeding for generations. Now, their best-selling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and their busy lives. Whether you work, stay at home, or have a lot of kids, this book has a wide range of nursing advice, stories, and information for you. It covers everything from how to prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, to how to express and store breast milk.
Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
In this second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple, you will find everything you need to know about breastfeeding. Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome problems like low milk production, breast refusal, difficulties weaning, and everything else that can keep you from having a good time breastfeeding your child.
Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
As someone who has worked with pregnant women, new mothers, and babies for many years, Ina May Gaskin talks about the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding. The advice she gives you is very important and practical. It will help you nurse your baby in the best way possible. People who have read the book will be able to learn more about how and why breastfeeding works, how to use it to connect more deeply with their babies and their bodies, and how to use it to learn more about each other. The best person to help you learn how to nurse, whether it’s your first time or you’re looking for the most up-to-date advice, is Ina May.
The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
There have been more than 1 million copies of The Nursing Mother’s Companion sold over the last 30 years. It has been one of the best-selling books on breastfeeding for that long. It is well-liked by new parents because of its encouraging and easy-to-use style. Professionals also think it’s good.
She gives breastfeeding mothers the information they need to avoid problems and nurse their babies well from the first week to the toddler years, or wherever in between they choose to stop. This updated and revised edition talks about the benefits of breastfeeding, how to deal with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges, how to incorporate a nursing routine into your work life, how to express, store, and feed breast milk, and more.
Breastfeeding with Confidence by Sue Cox
When it comes to breastfeeding, “Breastfeeding with Confidence” is an easy-to-read guide that explains the process and gives new moms the skills and knowledge they need to be successful. Author Sue Cox talks about both the art and the method of breastfeeding. She also talks about the fact that making milk comes naturally, but breastfeeding is a skill that you learn. People who are pregnant often say, “I’ll breastfeed if I can,” when they are asked whether or not they will. Cox says that the answer should be proactive and positive, and that it should include information, advice, support, resources, and encouragement for new mothers.
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by Jack Newman MD and Teresa Pitman
A leading expert on infant care, Dr. Jack Newman, and a La Leche League leader for more than 20 years, give you the facts about breastfeeding and give you ways to deal with common problems that come up. The new edition has the same practical advice that made the first edition a must-have for nursing mothers. It has new information on how to get a good latch, how to avoid sore nipples, how to feed a colicky baby, and how to breastfeed premature and special-needs babies.
The Breastfeeding Book by Martha Sears and William Sears
Martha Sears, R.N., and William Sears, M.D., are two of the best pediatricians in the world. They have a lot of information about: How to start breastfeeding, with illustrated tips for how to latch on. Your milk supply will get more. When you work away from home, you can breastfeed. When you breastfeed, you use pumps and other tools. Your goal is to make sure your baby gets the best nutrition possible, including the most recent information about omega-3 fatty acids and “milk-oriented microbiota.” Getting healthy and eating right for moms
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Work Pump Repeat by Jessica Shortall
Meet your best friend: the breast pump. There are a lot of women who have gone past “breast is best” and are now working on how to make milk while going back to work at a hard job. To help women learn what they need to know, Work. Pump. Repeat. is the first book. “Mommy Wars” and breastfeeding choices aren’t the only things that people talk about. Jessica Shortall talks about the nitty-gritty of being a breastfeeding mom in the workplace. She gives advice on how to deal with coworkers, travel for work, and deal with pumping in less-than-ideal places. Working moms share their war stories, hacks, and humor with her. She also shares her own stories from her demanding job and travel in developing countries to help women deal with the stress and guilt that comes with working and breastfeeding. It’s not how many pounds you have that makes you a good mother. “Your worth as a mother is not measured in ounces.”
Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk by Stephanie Casemore
An alternative to formula is out there! When breastfeeding doesn’t work out, it can be hard to figure out why. In some cases, breastfeeding is put on hold because the baby is too small or ill. When it comes to breastfeeding, you can choose not to do so. Pumping breast milk exclusively, using a breast pump to start and keep lactation going, is an option that can be used for a long time. Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk gives women the information, advice, and support they need to start and keep their milk supply with a breast pump. These tips and tricks are in the second edition of the first and most complete book on pumping only. They’re meant to help you on your way. It also talks about lactation and breast milk composition, increasing and decreasing supply, overcoming common problems, pumps and accessories, storing milk that has been pumped, weaning, and a chapter for mothers who have babies in the NICU. This book will give you the correct information and support you need to give your baby “expressed love.” Pumping breast milk alone is possible, and this book will help you do it.
Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage by Robin Kaplan
If you want to learn about breastfeeding without being judged, Latch is the best book for you. It will teach you everything you need to know to reach your own breastfeeding goals.
In Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage, Robin Kaplan, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, talks about specific breastfeeding issues. This lets you feel empowered while breastfeeding and deal with problems as they happen. It’s been years since she has worked with many mothers who have felt different because of their breastfeeding problems, and as both a mother and a nurse, she knows how personal breastfeeding can be. Latch is kind and supportive. It talks about the most important things that happen during each stage of breastfeeding.