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The best breastfeeding book ever
on 14 September 2005
I have just purchased this revised edition of this book. I have had this title on my bookshelf over 14 years (previous edition). Over these years I have breastfed all my babies (five of them!)
This book gave me the confidence to feed my first child, it enabled me to handle well meaning, but insensitive comments from family members, but above all, it completely enlightened me with regard to the true benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and baby. Everyone knows 'breast is best', but this book explains exactly why this is so. If you read this book you won't ever want to give your baby anything but breast milk.
The book also contains a useful section that covers breastfeeding when on medication etc or facing an operation for example. This is very useful as there are very few situations where breastfeeding cannot continue. It also gives reassuring information on the baby weight charts that mothers worry about so much.
To summarise, this book is very informative. It explains a lot about how breast milk is absorbed and the need for frequent feeds and so on. It is quite reassurring to breastfeeding mothers, many of whom in today's generation may not have experienced another friend or family member breastfeeding,and so may be lacking in knowledge or confidence.