The Nursing Mother's Companion - 6th Edition

The Nursing Mother's Companion - 6th Edition

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Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mothera€™s Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for 25 years, and is respected and recommended by professionals and well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between. This fully updated and extensively revised edition provides new information on topics such as: a€c Nursing after a cesarean a€c How to resume breastfeeding after weaning (relactation) a€c Nursing a a€œnear-terma€ (3a€“toa€“5 weeks premature) baby a€c Treating postpartum headaches and nausea a€c Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression a€c Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS a€c Introducing solid foods a€c Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk a€c Reviews of breast pumps Readers will also find Hugginsa€™s indispensable problem-solving a€œsurvival guides, a€ set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining babya€™s milk needs in the first six weeks and the safety of various drugs during breast-feeding. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mothera€™s Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand.One preparation is very important during pregnancy: You should make sure your nipples can extend outward. Your baby may have difficulty grasping the breast if the nipples do not protrude enough on their own or cannot be made to protrude.

Title:The Nursing Mother's Companion - 6th Edition
Author:Kathleen Huggins
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2010-09-17


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