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The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk: Foreword by Martha Sears, RN [Paperback]

Diana West , Lisa Marasco
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1 Dec 2008 Breastfeeding Mothers Guide

Concerned about making enough milk for your baby? Wondering how to make more? Two lactation experts are here to help.

Separate fact from fiction with help from this comprehensive book about improving low milk supply. Written by two leading experts who have been there themselves and officially recommended by La Leche League International, The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk incorporates the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way your body makes milk, and how babies contribute to your milk production. Best of all, you'll find valuable suggestions for both time-honored and innovative ways to make more milk.

Learn the facts about:

  • Determining if baby is really getting enough milk
  • Supplementing without decreasing your supply
  • Maximizing the amount of milk you can make
  • Identifying the causes of your low supply
  • Increasing your supply with the most effective methods, including pumping, herbs, medications, foods, and alternative therapies
  • Making more milk when you return to work, exclusively pump, have a premie or multiples, relactate, or induce lactation

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary (1 Dec 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007159857X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071598576
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Diana West, IBCLC, is a board certified lactation consultant in private practice and author of Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery.

Lisa Marasco, M.A., IBCLC, is a board certified lactation consultant both in private practice and for WIC and contributing author to the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice.


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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This deceptively short book (under 300 pages) is more than worth its weight in gold. Diana West, author of "Defining your own success: breastfeeding after reduction surgery", has brought together a mountain of medical research and mothers own stories to produce a volume that would save many women the worry of not producing enough milk to breastfeed their baby. Beginning with a summary of the biology behind milk production, establishing what the range of 'normal' is and how to establish a good supply at birth and investigate possible problems, she then discusses potential causes: is it something you're doing? (latch problems, overnight 'disappearance', stealthy saboteurs: common substances that inhibit milk production; pregnancy; outside interferences, frequency and duration; your ned for sleep; supplementation; nutrition; hydration (did you know, for instance, that drinking too MUCH water can reduce your milk supply?) Is it the baby (palatal variations, airway problems, cardiac problems, nervous system issues etc etc) Is it something about your breasts? (yes, some women do not have enough glandular tissue but that is very rare) or Is it your hormones? I simply cannot praise this book enough and sincerely wish I had read it before my own six month battle to breastfeed my little girl. Luckily her tongue tie (one of /three/ kinds discussed in this book) was treated as well as my by then poor supply and we are still going strong at 12 months. I hope this encourages you to buy it, it is well worth the time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby with slow weight gain? Buy this book now! 3 Aug 2012
By KK
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book. If your baby loses more than 10% of his/her birth weight in the first week, get this book as quickly as possible because midwives in hospitals just don't have this specialist knowledge so you and your baby will be put on a formula top up and pumping regime that is very general - I.e. not tailored to your specific needs. I wish I'd had this book when it happened to me because I think I was mid managed in that first week meaning that I have always had a low milk supply. This book has helped me enormously - even though my baby is now 17 weeks old.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and comprehensive 21 Mar 2010
By E. Ross
Format:Paperback
This book is excellent for anyone who is concerned about their supply. It covers a multitude of reasons for low supply - and methods of increasing it.

The book begins by explaining how milk is produced - but is not as technical as to put off a non-medical person. It is important to understand what the body does, as it can help you identify the problem (if there is one) and how to approach it. It goes on to examine ways to determine if there actually is a supply problem or if it's something that either you or the baby is doing; what's normal and what's not; and has a comprehensive guide to galactogogues, which I found very useful - you will often hear about fenugreek but there are many others. The book gives help for you going back to work, a section on special circumstances such as preemies, multiples, induced lactation, relactation and much more.

It is a comprehensive guide which I found not only educational, informative and useful but reassuring. Definitely worth buying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 25 July 2012
By Lisa
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This is my third child I was unable to exclusively feed my 2nd child and only managed two months. My first I was not able to feed at all. But with the help of this book I have now exclusively breastfed my third child for 7 weeks now x I am a satisfied mother getting the enjoyment out of being a mum as nature intended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk: is one of the most helpful books i come across in this area of breastfeeding
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish l'd found this book earlier. 8 Nov 2009
By Elf1181
Format:Paperback
I have bought this book because I had a nightmare feeding my daughter and I want the next time (I am pregnant) to be a better success. It is a fabulous read and full of some amazing information that I think will definitely help me overcome any problem I might face.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! 4 July 2010
Format:Paperback
This is excellent book for one like me that have low milk supply and trying to increase it.
The book allows you to understand more deeply the root causes of the low milk supply and provides you tools and skills to understand the causes and find correct solutions for every type of low supply case.
For me applying the knowledge that I got from this book allowed to increase my supply about 20%, which is very big acquisition for one that suffers from Insufficient Glandular Tissue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars essential! 6 May 2014
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THis is really one of the best books I own and I think it should be essential reading whilst pregnant, even for subsequent pregnancies as you milk and feeding is unique to each child.
The reason I think it should be read before birth as that a lot of its help can be used from day one, anticipating problems. you are able to fully assimilate the info easily and plan before getting your brain blitzed in the weeks following birth!
I read it at 6 months when my milk to a big reduction but it really helped me understand why and empowered me to make chnges to help and I am still exclusively breast feeding my baby now at 1yr :)
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Published 1 month ago by Husam Mohsen
4.0 out of 5 stars make more milk!
I read this following a recommendation from a lactation consultant. It is an excellent book and very easy to read.
Published 2 months ago by Ennaoj83
5.0 out of 5 stars So Helpful
This is such a good book. It explains all the reasons why you may not be making enough milk and all the different options to improve your milk supply. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had read this before I gave birth!
Extremely useful and informative book!! Everything is OK now with my milk supply, thankfully, but the book did put my mind at rest, and has put me in much more control of my milk... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Elina
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and very useful
Excellent and extremely complete and useful if you are breastfeeding and having problem with your milk supply. A lot of good tips and info.
Published 6 months ago by LN Montagne
5.0 out of 5 stars Book for my daughter
I got this book for my daughter, she found the book to be very interesting and helpful, a very good buy
Published 12 months ago by Chrissie
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly useful, but buy BEFORE you have your baby
I bought this a bit too late - when I started to have problems, so wasn't as useful for me. I recommend you buy this book if you are pregnant -- it's fantastic and will give you a... Read more
Published 14 months ago by K. jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Really helpful..
I should have read it before giving birth to my little boy.It would save me a lot of time and above of all I would stay more calm when I had my issues!! Read more
Published 20 months ago by Vassiliki
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for mothers and lactation professionals
This should be required reading for all lactation professionals and LLL leaders. Any mother who has struggled with low supply should also have a copy of this on their shelves. Read more
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