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Breastfeeding for Dummies

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Gain confidence and enjoy breastfeeding

Get physically and mentally ready to breastfeed your baby

This easy-to-follow guide, written by two maternal/ child health experts, provides practical, reassuring advice on everything from making preparations at home and starting to breastfeed at the hospital to breastfeeding while working and weaning.

The Dummies Way
* Explanations
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 2nd 2004 by Wiley Publishing
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Angela Randall
This was actually surprisingly good. It covered most things I'd learned elsewhere plus quite a few things that were completely new to me. It didn't just stick to breastfeeding either. There was quite a bit of related info that was also good to take in.

If you read it all in one hit it's a teensy bit repetitive, but only because it's ideal as a reference book. Despite this, it's still quite readable - and it doesn't take long to get through.

Jan 28, 2012 Karyn rated it really liked it
I didn't think a whole book was necessary for this topic, but it is! After spending about 8 hours a day for the past several weeks on this new endeavor, I am so glad to have this reference. Just wish it had a section on burping & spit up... crucial topics for sure (o;
joy *the clean-reader extraordinaire*
this was fine as a reference, but there are much better books out there for more thorough information. if i had to take an SAT on breastfeeding, this would, perhaps, have been more useful... it's that kind of book.
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I *hate* "For Dummies" books. This book was excellent! Straightforward and easy to find what you're looking for.
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Sharon is an RN with over 20 years experience in maternal child health, oncology, and ophthalmology. She was the RN coordinator for an internationally known fertility clinic for five years, worked over ten years in labor and delivery, and took care of the tiniest newborns in neonatal intensive care.
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