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The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers Revised and Updated: The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solving Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America

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An Amazing Resource for Nursing MomsAlthough breastfeeding is the natural and healthy way to nourish your baby, it's not always easy. Many new mothers are scared away from nursing because of difficulty getting started and lack of information about what to do when things don't go as planned. In this fully revised and updated edition of The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Ans ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Harmony (first published August 10th 2000)
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Melissa
The version of this that I read was from 2000 so it's a bit dated now; rather than getting samples of Enfamil from my doctor, he's practically threatening to take my child away if I don't give him the boob (Edited to clarify: give my son the boob, not the doctor). The best part? Formula company pamphlets for new moms that show the breast-feeding mother with her shirt wide open, lady parts akimbo, and no wedding ring, while the formula mother sports a Madonna smile, a sassy but restrained jumper, ...more
Molly
Jun 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: parenthood
6/8: My little bear is five months old and feeding with quite healthy energy. So much so that I pump about ten or so extra ounces a day and am collecting it to donate to Mother's Milk, an organized that processes excess maternal milk for preemies and others who might need breast milk for their wee ones. I admit, I was skeptical starting this book when it's written by a man (a man! a breastfeeding book! what can he know! he doesn't have the experience!) but then I read the intro and got bleary-ey ...more
Rosalia
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, by Dr. Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman, is a collection of medical information, advice, and anecdotes aiming to address problems and concerns new breastfeeding mothers have on a wide range of subjects, from jaundice to taking medication while breastfeeding to correcting a poor latch. Each subject is explained in depth, often illustrated with examples from Dr. Newman's breastfeeding clinic.

The book is a treasure trove of information. It gave me a sense of
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Jennifer Mohtashami
This is an excellent book to read if you're already convinced you want to breastfeed your baby. If you are on the fence, however, you might want to start with a book that is a little less ... judgmental. Dr. Newman is a seasoned breastfeeding advocate and caregiver, but he can sometimes come across as if breastfeeding is THE ONLY way to responsibly feed a baby. He also STRONGLY emphasizes the importance of "the latch," or the method by which your baby attaches to the breast to feed, and how adeq ...more
Rindy Girl
Sep 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
Dr. Newman runs a breastfeeding clinic and has had many years experience at helping new mothers with breastfeeding. His book has a great overview of general breastfeeding and it also contains much more in depth information for specific conditions and concerns. Overall I found the book to be very informative and helpful. It listed lots of how-to’s and alternatives to try should a new mom be faced with a breastfeeding difficultly. The book was a bit repetitive with some of the information; however ...more
Ransom
Jun 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: parenting
This book has a ton of information about breastfeeding - more than I had a clue I didn't know when I started. I wish I'd read it earlier (like, before my daughter was born to prepare).

There are a couple reasons I didn't give this 5 stars, and they're small. While this book is comprehensive about any problem that might come up, there is a bit of a condescending attitude. The author talks about women who are unable or unwilling to breastfeed and thinks they ought to feel disappointed that they do
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Lintang Dwi
Sep 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: asi-mpasi
Ini buku yang udah lama kuidam-idamkan, tapi belum jadi aja beli.
ehh..alhamdulillah malah dapet buku ini sebagai hadiah Quiz harian terbaik waktu Pelatihan Konselor Laktasi 40 jam di RSUD Koja.. rejeki, emg gak kemana..

Buku ini bagus banget untuk jadi pegangan para ibu, calon ibu, tenaga kesehatan, atau siapapun yang perlu info seputar menyusui. Newman memberikan jawaban tentang kasus-kasus yang biasa terjadi, penyebab dan penanganannya. Enak dibaca bahkan oleh orang yang awam tentang kesehatan.
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Sonya Feher
Aug 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents to be, parents, in-laws
Recommended to Sonya by: Breastfeeding class instructor
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers is a helpful guide to breastfeeding. Both the table of contents and index are detailed and will help people look up specific answers to just about anything that arises. This book would be a great help for mamas who want to learn to breastfeed, or women who have been breastfeeding and have issues come up, like teething strikes or maternal illness. I would recommend this book to pregnant women so they can prepare, as well as families of women who are brea ...more
Lintang Dwi
Sep 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: asi-mpasi
Ini buku yang udah lama kuidam-idamkan, tapi belum jadi aja beli.
ehh..alhamdulillah malah dapet buku ini sebagai hadiah Quiz harian terbaik waktu Pelatihan Konselor Laktasi 40 jam di RSUD Koja.. rejeki, emg gak kemana..

Buku ini bagus banget untuk jadi pegangan para ibu, calon ibu, tenaga kesehatan, atau siapapun yang perlu info seputar menyusui. Newman memberikan jawaban tentang kasus-kasus yang biasa terjadi, penyebab dan penanganannya. Enak dibaca bahkan oleh orang yang awam tentang kesehatan.
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Shelley
Oct 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book for breastfeeding moms with a technical/scientific "need to know" nature. If a mother is looking for lots of technical detail/or and in-depth descriptions, this book gives her plenty of both.

It can also be very reassuring to new mothers struggling with challenges involving doctors or repeated visits to a lactation consultant. The chapter on jaundice, for example, helped us ask more informed questions of our child's ped and then make decisions for ourselves that we felt comfortable
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Stephanie
Feb 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone with boobs
Shelves: doula-books
It's slightly ironic that this breastfeeding expert (Dr. Newman) doesn't have a set of breasts himself. That aside, the man really knows what he's talking about. This book has helped me through mastitis, thrush, sore nipples, and a crash in my milk supply, to be able to go on and nurse my baby past his first birthday.

The truth is, as well-intentioned as most pediatricians and O.B.s are, many of them know very little about breastfeeding. I know lots of moms who go in seeking help, and end up with
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Holly
Jun 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every expecting mother
This is the ONLY book that can help you breastfeed your baby if you have had unusual problems. I had every unexplainable problem after my first baby and was told I probably couldn't breastfeed her. Determined to breastfeed my second baby, I read every book on breastfeeding that I could find; about 15! This is the only book that even mentioned the symptoms I had, Raynaud's Phenomenon, and after 5 weeks I was finally able to successfully breastfeed my second baby. Every expecting mother needs to r ...more
Lindsey
Jun 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: pregnant or nursing mothers
The title absolutely says it all. There is not another BFing book that has more information. Not only that, but Dr Newman offers his website as additional info, and he says you can contact him through the site. Ok, a lot of people say that. I was more than a little surprised when I received an answer from him about a problem I was having....within hours. The book, along with much perserverance, helped me to continue BFing my son, and allowed me to finally diagnose a problem that had plagued me w ...more
Chantel
Aug 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: set-aside
I was trying to induce lactation for an adoption utilizing the Newman-Goldfarb Protocol. I got most of my information from asklenore.com (She's Goldfarb in the Newman-Goldfarb Protocol) and got this book as a back-up source to cite when dealing with professionals I was discussing induced lactation with. I had this book on hand and read some sections but hadn't gotten it read completely before the adoption fell through. The book might be great for someone who needs it but it is on a topic that I ...more
Megan
Jul 23, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: nonfiction
If I was on the fence about breastfeeding, this book would have totally turned me off. The author's condescending attitude toward anyone who even looks at a bottle during the baby's first year made me cringe. I had already decided to breastfeed before picking up this book, but surely I can do it without turning into a judgmental fanatic! I think I can do it without a book too. This one is going right back to the library!
Karanam Karthika lakshmi
It is an okay kind of book. The author's dislike of formula goes on for pages and pages. And some basics in breastfeeding like calibrating the milk supply in the first two weeks after birth is not discussed at all. There are other books which are more practical and direct when a new mom is struggling to read for some advice when she has no time to read. I would suggest ' the nursing mother's companion' as the best resource in this regard.
Jessica
Apr 10, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: baby-stuff
This book rants for like four chapters on why formula and formula companies are evil. Totally unnecessary, since people who read this book are interested in BREASTFEEDING and want information on BREASTFEEDING. I honestly couldn't finish it. I agree that 'breast is best', but really don't want to be a part of the bashing of moms who make a different choice. There are other breastfeeding guides out there - read one of them instead.
Jessie
Sep 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All women interested in nursing
Recommended to Jessie by: Lactation Consultant
This is without question the BEST BEST BEST breastfeeding book. It has every question you might ever ask. It as how-to's and what-to-expect. It even explains how to induce lactation for adoptive breastfeeding.
The only breastfeeding book you will ever need. It's absolutely fantastic and I cannot recommend it enough.
Bethany
Jan 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book answers nearly all the questions you could have about breastfeeding. I liked it more than any other book I've read on the subject. The best part is that the author (Dr. Newman) has a website where you can see videos of good and bad latches and you can even email him specific questions. I did that twice and got emails back within a few hours!
Michelle
Jan 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
This was one of the books I had to read for my doula certification, and it is an amazing resource. This book covers everything about breastfeeding and lists ways to combat common issues that arise. I particularly liked the first couple of chapters that detailed how society really works against the nursing mother and how formula has become the "normal" method of feeding.
Dana
Aug 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Also a nice troubleshooting, "answer my passing thought/quick question" reference. Not as great as my favorite combo of The Nursing Mother's Companion and websites, but still in my stack to quick grab.
amy
i can't imagine a question about breastfeeding that this book wouldn't answer. seems like a good book for the literary voraciousness i have known to accompany pregnancy (gestating ladies don't just crave pop tarts...)
kelly
Apr 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book with lots of information that exposes many myths on breastfeeding. My only critique is that it suggest La Leche League wholeheartedly when, in my experience, LLL has taken a fairly authoritarian approach to breastfeeding and should be considered, rather than recommended.
Melissa
I had to read this for my doula certification -- lots of good information and I learned some new stuff. Good for the bookshelf of a childbirth professional, don't know if I'd recommend it for the lay woman.
Stephanie
Apr 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: parents
Seriously, I don't know what I would have done without this book!!! Thanks to Jo for loaning it to me! There were a number of really encouraging tips. The chapter on colic turned out to be the most helpful, though I originally skipped it because my child is not colicky.
Susan
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My midwife gave this to me at today's appointment, and I highly recommend it to anyone planning to have children. I'm only about 3 chapters in, but it is hard to put down. Very informative, very interesting.
Amber G.
Jun 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book I've read on breastfeeding.
Elizabeth Bass
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great resource! I wish I had read this before I had my daughter. This book has practical advice for all sorts of breastfeeding questions. This might be a book to purchase.
Carrie
Jun 03, 2008 rated it it was ok
This book made me feel guilty and inadequate most of the time. Call your friends instead!
Ms. M
Mar 16, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
should be titled "The nazi guide to breastfeeding"
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