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The American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother's Guide to Brea... by Joan Younger Meek
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May 07, 12

bookshelves: baby-and-parenting
Read from May 30 to June 28, 2011

A lot of the information I received when I attended the breastfeeding class offered by my doctor's office was in this book - but this just offered the information in more detail (and this book never once referred to my boobs as a breasturant . . . unlike the class instructor, so that's a good thing).

I think it'll be a good reference guide once my little one arrives and I am learning to BF, when I'm trying to introduce a bottle prior to the end of my maternity leave(while still maintaining my milk supply through pumping), or when I'm experiencing engorgement. Good diagrams and pictures - especially related to the various "holds".

Would agree that the stories that start/end each chapter are super cheesy and after reading the first few decided to skip each one and get to the informational parts of the chapters. Also, I skimmed or didn't read sections that don't apply to me (i.e. breast feeding past 1 year old, breastfeeding multiples, etc.).

Overall, would reccomend to women wanting to breastfeed and if I remember, I'll come back and add some thoughts from the other side when I have actually "hands on" experience.

Update: Nearly 9 months into breastfeeding (and pumping breastmilk for) my daughter I definitely consider myself an old pro. This book was an excellent reference in the early weeks when I was concerned about "doing it right" and if she was getting enough milk. I have since referred to it when dealing with thrush, engorgement and blocked ducts and will report that it has provided very good information! I am now going back to read about nursing over one year as this soon will be applying to me and I look forward to nursing my little one as long as it continues to be mutually beneficial and positive!

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