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- Print Length: 485 pages
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- Publisher: Pinter & Martin; 1 edition (21 Sept. 2018)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07F1XT3NZ
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- Customer reviews: 110 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,170 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author
Dr Brown has published over 60 papers exploring the barriers women face in feeding their baby during the first year. In 2016 she published her first book Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who really decides how we feed our babies, followed by her second Why Starting Solids Matters in 2017. She is a regular Huffington Post blogger, aiming to change the way we think about breastfeeding, mothering and caring for our babies --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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Whether you are certain you want to breastfeed or are thinking you'd rather not, this book provides comprehensive, evidence-based, non-judgemental information to help you reach your decision with confidence and acheive your goals, whether those are for one feed or many years. Prof Amy Brown has brought together her own extensive knowledge and that of numerous professionals in the field to guide you expertly through the benefits, challenges and joys of breastfeeding. How it works, what to expect, when and how to get help and common misconceptions are all covered, as well as topics such as expressing, combi-feeding, weaning, tandem feeding, multiples, preemies, older babies/toddlers, LGBTQ, relactation, illness and medications, as well as ending your breastfeeding journey.
In the UK, 80% of mothers who stop breastfeeding in the first 6weeks do so before they want to. For the vast majority of those, they have been let down by insufficient support and information that could have enabled them to continue. This book provides that information and empowers you to find that support.
As a breastfeeding peer supporter I would urge everyone to read this book!
This is a fantastic balance of science, practical advice and real life Mum tips. It is such an easy read and talks to the reader at a friendly & supportive level.
This book should be on every expectant Mum's reading list!! And actually on every professional who supports new Mums too!
While pregnant with my first child I decided I wanted to give breastfeeding a try. In fact I really wanted to be successful with it as I loosely knew it was much better for the baby than formula. (Obviously now I understand breastmilk is far far superior!)
With a lack of information anywhere else I decided to buy this book and I can honestly say it was the best thing I ever did.
I should be honest and say that due to my own misinformation about breastfeeding, I also stocked up on baby bottles, a perfect prep machine and all the other formula paraphernalia - because everyone goes to formula after 6 months right? Wrong...
Without this book, I would have never have made it past 1 week of breastfeeding let alone six months. It taught me some fundamental basics that were crucial to understand in order to not damage your own ability to breastfeed. I was not told any of these by any midwife at any point during my pregnancy or after the birth.
It was this book that made me push for immediate skin to skin and to feed my baby within the first hour of birth. It was this book that taught me what is normal behaviour and what is not.
I had no other support in my breastfeeding journey aside from this book and my husband and yet here I am today, not a drop of formula given and my baby has never drank even expressed breastmilk from a bottle. He just doesn’t need to because my breastfeeding journey is completely established and the world is my oyster now!
It is very true that many people who had as little support as me, may not have made it through this journey. I feel I owe Amy Brown my thanks for everything she taught me and in such a lovely easy to read way.
I am shocked that many midwives do not give basic information to new mothers in order to help them be successful with breastfeeding. If you are thinking of breastfeeding, do not assume like I did that you already know what it’s all about. Upskill and arm yourself with the info you need beforehand as our NHS fails us in this respect.
Buy this book...read this book. It’s life changing!
It is clearly separated into chapters and really easy to find the information you're looking for. It is so thorough and explains the science behind breastfeeding really well, without ever coming across as preachy.
I'd had so much conflicting advice from different professionals who often had really obvious agendas and biased views, my nipples were in bits and I felt endlessly guilty that I was putting my baby, my partner and myself through what felt like hell to "do it the right way".
What this book showed me was that there are so many right ways to feed your child and that problems have solutions. Honestly an absolute life saver and helped me let go of the mum guilt, calm myself down and get our breastfeeding on track. We're 3 months in now and it's going great!