This is often reviewed in the baby catalogues as one of the most helpful books written on breastfeeding, and they’re not wrong. If you don’t get or read any other book on breastfeeding, make sure you read this one. It is very easy to follow, there are excellent photos and illustrations, and the section on the “myths” is very enlightening. Altogether an excellent read.
It is recommended to both mothers and health professionals. It has been written by three very experienced, dedicated and internationally respected authors. For this reason it is one of the recommended books for trainee breastfeeding counsellors.
The book answers all questions a new mother may have and it is fully illustrated with a great number of photos and drawings that demonstrate the dos and don´ts of breastfeeding. I addition to the basics, you will find solutions to both common and more unusual breastfeeding difficulties, as well as remedies for babies with special needs.
Topics include: basics of breastfeeding a baby (with more than 100 photos), benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby, positions and attachment, medical concerns, causes and solutions to breastfeeding problems, information on feeding multiple babies and feeding adopted babies.
This book is on the recommended list for some modules of the Breastfeeding Counsellor Training.