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So That's What They're For!: The Definitive Breastfeeding Guide [Paperback]

Janet Tamaro
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1 May 2005
From this bestselling author comes the third edition of So That's What They're For! For years, moms have relied on this staple book - now infused with new sections, including breastfeeding multiples and monitoring nutrition, and featuring completely revised and updated resource materials. Reflecting the latest in breastfeeding research, and packed with humorous anecdotes, this book proves (again) that breastfeeding advice does not have to be boring.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159337285X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593372859
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 439,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Janet Tamaro is a certified lactation educator who frequently participates in online chats and other forum discussions about breastfeeding. She is an active television correspondent, reporter, and writer.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must have! 21 Oct 2007
I loved this book so much I couldn't put it down. It is full of information and I would say it covers just about everything you would ever want to know. I am always going back to this book and going over chapters again when a new problem arises (as they do!) or I want an answer to a particular question. I actually believe this book has helped to keep me breastfeeding - especially because the author doesn't claim to be a so called expert and encountered problems herself and it has certainly made me stop and think when I feel like reaching for the formula tin. I'm glad I read this book and would happily recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I could not have managed without this book 17 Jan 2008
This book is a lifesaver. The fantastic mixture of facts, advice and humour meant that I just couldn't put it down (used my free hand). I didn't manage to successfully breastfeed my first child (for various reasons) and was determined to do it for my second. This book gave me much more advice (and more useful advice) than any midwife or well meaning friend/relative plus it actually made me laugh out loud!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting 21 Nov 2008
I knew nothing about breastfeeding before I bought this book and I read the reviews on here and thought it was the best book for me.

I found it very imformative and thoroughly enjoyed the writing stlye. The author made it easy to read and it was full of helpful hints and tips and some of them were not even about breastfeeding.

I didnt buy any other books on the market in this subject as I felt that this had everything that I needed. I have kept it even though I have stopped breastfeeding as I may want to refer back to it next time.

Definately recommend and its great value for money too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 13 Oct 2008
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This book contains EVERYTHING you might want to ever know about breastfeeding. It's written in a clear, easy to read way so it's not a chore to read.
It's main joy is how comprehensive it is. It goes through the benefits, how to do it, weaning, sleeping, just everything. I don't know how she fits it all into a normal sized book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ok 19 Jun 2014
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Good book for breastfeeding however VERY pro-breastfeeding so much so that if for whatever reason you find you can't breast feed you will feel well and truly ashamed and a complete failure. It is written in an informal style but probably too many jokes and analogies. Good for reference if you dont take it to heart!
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3.0 out of 5 stars want a guilt trip? 21 Dec 2013
Lots of snippets of facts (unfortunately index very poor if you want quick reference to some pointers)
Author is American so some sections are irrelevant and downright scary for a Brit, such as the section on choosing your paediatrician.
I found the humour mostly very cheesy, but I suppose thats a matter of personal choice.
I was already aware that breast milk has exclusively unique benefits which cannot be mimicked, but beware;
Basically the Author is totally against use of formula feeding, virtually suggesting that its a form of poisoning, so don't pick this book up if you're having difficulties maintaining exclusive breastfeeding, and considering even the rarest of bottle feeds, unless what you're looking forward to having a major guilt trip.
Not healthy for you, or your little one if you're having a problem latching him/her on at 4am!
Depending on how breastfeeding is working out for you and little one, you will either find this book highly motivational, a big pat on the back, or a major contributor to the biggest guilt trip a tired, hormonal new mum can frankly do without. Not the fluffy, lighthearted easy read its marketed as.
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