What Makes This Book Different from Other Breastfeeding Books?
What's Different in This Edition?
This Edition's Authors
This Is YOUR Bookpart i New Beginnings
Is Breastfeeding Right for Me?
How Important Is Breastfeeding, Really?
Will My Breasts Work?
Will I Have Enough Milk?
How Long Will I Be Doing This?
What "Stuff" Do I Need for Breastfeeding?
What Do I Need to Do to Prepare My Body?
What Do I Need to Do to Prepare My Head?
Who Will Help Me?
2 Building Your Network
We're Designed to Have Networks
La Leche League
Other than Mother
Paid and Professional Support
A Diverse Network
Having a Positive Health Care Provider
Networks Can Start Small
Your Baby as a Member of Your Network
Em and Abe
The Birth-Breastfeeding Connection
Pregnancy Decisions: Who and Where?
Coping with Labor Interventions
What if I'm High-Risk?
Moving Forward After a Difficult Birth
Owning Your Birth
4 Latching and Attaching
What's So Cool About Laid-back Breastfeeding?
Sitting Up, Baby Leading
Sitting Up, Shortcut
What Babies Need to Breastfeed
What About Those "Holds" and "Positions" I Hear About?
C-section and Episiotomy Adaptations
Easing into the Feeding
He's Latched, but It HURTS
None of This Is Working! My Baby Isn't Latching!
The "Three Keeps"
Practice Makes Perfect
part ii Ages and Stages
5 The First Few Days: Hello, Baby . . .
Getting to Know Your Baby
Nobody Told Me!
Nursing Habits: First Few Days
Nights and Naps
Minding Your Pees and Poos
Surviving on Your Own with Your First Baby
Concerns You May Have in the First Few Days
6 The First Two Weeks: Milk!
Nursing Habits: First Two Weeks
Your Baby's Diaper Output
Your Milk Output
Your Food Input
An Emotional Roller Coaster
The Grandma Hour
Concerns You May Have in the First Two Weeks
7 Two to Six Weeks: Butterfly Smiles
Nursing Habits: Two to Six Weeks
I Still Don't Know When to Nurse Him
Other Concerns You May Have Between Two and Six Weeks
Follow Your Heart
8 Six Weeks to Four Months: Hitting Your Stride
Nursing Habits: Six Weeks to Four Months
Concerns You May Have Between Six Weeks and Four Months
9 Four to Nine Months: In the Zone
Nursing Habits: Four to Nine Months
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Slowed Weight Gain
Concerns You May Have Between Four and Nine Months
10 Nine to Eighteen Months: On the Move
Nursing Habits: Nine to Eighteen Months
Slowed Milk Release
Slowed Weight Gain
Concerns You May Have Between Nine and Eighteen Months
11 Nursing Toddlers and Beyond: Moving On
Is It Normal to Nurse Past Eighteen Months?
Is it Important to Nurse Past Eighteen Months?
Nursing Habits: Eighteen Months and Older
The Fun and Foibles of Older Nurslings
"I Want Boobies!"
Concerns You May Have from Eighteen Months On
Raising Children You'll Like as Adults
part iii The Big Questions
12 Sleeping Like a Baby
The Sleep- Breastfeeding Connection
So Where Should My Baby Sleep?
But Is Bed-Sharing Safe?
Why Not Have Him Start the Night Alone?
Breastfeeding Without a Family Bed
Nursing Your Baby to Sleep
Dressing for Bed . . . and Dressing the Bed
Is This the End of Sex?
But I'm Really Exhausted!
What About Sleep Training?
Would Cereal Help?
Night Nursing and Cavities
I Don't Want Her in Our Bed Forever!
13 The Scoop on Solids
So What Makes a Baby Ready for Solids?
Signs That Don't Mean Baby Is Ready for Solids
Starting Solids the Easy Way
14 When You Can't Be with Your Baby
Returning to Work
15 Milk to Go
Part One: Milk Out
Problem: Pumping Hurts
Part Two: Milk Storage
Part Three: Milk In
Putting the Parts Together
16 Everybody Weans
How Long Will My Baby Breastfeed?
Weaning at Nature's Pace
What if I Want to Wean Now?
I Don't Want to Wean but My Baby Does
What if Normal- Length Breastfeeding Won't Work for Us?
How to Wean Faster than Nature Intended
Weaning Your Baby Abruptly
How Weaning Feels
17 Alternate Routes
Babies with Special Needs
Lactation After a Baby's Death
Taking Care of Yourself
18 Tech Support
Alcohol During Breastfeeding
Bariatric (Gastric Bypass) Surgery
Blood in Your Milk
Breast Tissue Insufficiency
Colds and Other Illnesses
Fertility Treatments During Breastfeeding
Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities
Hospitalization or Surgery--Your Child's
Hospitalization or Surgery--Yours
Jaundice or Hyperbilirubinemia (too much bilirubin)
Low Milk Supply
Medications and Breastfeeding
Tobacco During Breastfeeding
Weight Gain Worries
part iv La Leche League Resources
19 About La Leche League
How It All Started
The La Leche League Influence
How La Leche League Can Help You
How You Can Help La Leche League
A Final Word from the Founders
20 Tear-Sheet Toolkit
Early Days Diaper Log: The Bottom Line
Waking a Sleepy Newborn
Feeding the Non-Latching Baby: One Possible Approach
Our Baby Is Here!
We'd Love Your Help!
Fussy Baby Ideas
What About Partners?
Your Grandchild Is Breastfed?
Breastfeeding: It's Just Good Sense
What Mothers Need to Know Before They're Mothers
Babies Don't Keep
Medications and Breastfeeding
A Few Online Breastfeeding Resources for Mothers
Dealing with Plugs and Blebs
Mastitis, and What You Can Do if You Get It
Gaining, Gulping, Grimacing?
Storing Milk for Your Healthy Full-Term Infant
Bottle-Feeding a Breastfed Baby: Ideas for Day Care and Others
Safe Handling and Storage of Your Milk