Deciding to breastfeed a baby nowadays is much easier if you have some solid information on your side. This book gives it to you--lots of it. Karen and Gale Pryor are not, however, as preachy as some nursing books can be, which I appreciated. This is a calm, cool discussion of the benefits of breastfeeding, a solid how-to manual including problems you may have and thier solutions, and a discussion of how/why to keep going beyond the first three or six months. Very informative, very nice style of writing, enjoyable and comforting to read for a first-time mom. Highly recommended!