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Very useful and informational. However...
on 15 December 2015
I have to admit that I'm still halfway through it, but I couldn't help review it by now.
I was thoroughly advised to read this book and at the beginning I was verrry excited about it. I have to point out that I started reading it when my baby was more or less 1 month and a half old. I find it gives very useful advice and much needed information about breastfeeding that should definitely reach more mummies that aren't aware of the goodness of breast milk.
It itches me how they think about certain things, i. e, natural birth, natural everything... They speak about inductions and c-sections as if they were the evil and avoidable but when you have gestational diabetes and your baby doesn't want to come out on time, let me tell you, you have no choice but to be induced. I was able to deliver my baby without C-section and, yes, both my baby and I suffered the consequences of an induction. And yet, I had no trouble breastfeeding and feeling attached to my baby from day one.
I also find it a little disrespectful, probably not on purpose, to mums that really want to breastfeed but for some reason they can't. Sometimes, when reading, I have a feeling that formula-fed babies are doomed.
I don't like this aspect of the book and I think it should be reconsidered for future editions. Imagine that a pregnant lady reads this and after giving birth she has a c-section and/or can't breastfeed... She'll feel even more devastated.