Well written, concise book designed for those in the medical profession but great for mothers who want to be as informed as possible about breastfeeding. It's broken down in to manageable sections and it's at all biased like some books on the subject of breastfeeding, it just gives you facts, hints and tips.
If you're a mother I don't think this it too much information - there's no reason you shouldn't have all the same facts available to you as the healthcare professionals to assist you in making the right choices for you and your baby.
Another plus is that it's a handy handbag size and spiral bound, great for taking to appointments with you to read while you're waiting.
I bought this book after completing my breastfeeding peer supporter course and find it very useful. It is easy to use with a clearly outlined contents. The chapters include anatomy and physiology, breastfeeding basics, problems, helping specific population, nipple problems, prematurity etc. The book is nice and small and easy to carry with you. It also contains excellent diagrams for example on how to position baby or babies, different positions etc. Not sure if I would recommend it for new mums though as it goes into a lot of depth and may put a mum off breastfeeding.
This is a brilliant compact book, packed full of relevant and useful information. I'm training to become a breastfeeding peer supporter and this book is an excellent aid to my training. It covers a range of topics from anatomy, feeding problems, health issues (for mum and baby)to weaning and is written in a way to provide guidance on what to tell breastfeeding mums.