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Breastfeeding For Dummies

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Breastfeeding For Dummies

Sharon Perkins, Carol Vannais

ISBN: 978-0-764-54481-1 April 2004 360 Pages

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Gain confidence and enjoy breastfeeding

Get physically and mentally ready to breastfeed your baby

This easy-to-follow guide, written by two maternal/ child health experts, provides practical, reassuring advice on everything from making preparations at home and starting to breastfeed at the hospital to breastfeeding while working and weaning.

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun


Discover how to:
* Tell if your baby is getting enough milk
* Care for your breasts and nipples
* Solve breastfeeding problems
* Nurse two children at a time
* Breastfeed outside the home
Introduction.

Part I: Getting Ready to Breastfeed.

Chapter 1: Deciding to Breastfeed.

Chapter 2: The Advantages of Breastfeeding.

Chapter 3: Is Breastfeeding Always Best?

Chapter 4: Preparing Physically and Mentally for Breastfeeding.

Chapter 5: Setting Up and Stocking Your Breastfeeding Space.

Part II: Putting Breastfeeding into Action.

Chapter 6: At the Hospital: Beginning to Breastfeed.

Chapter 7: At Home: Establishing the Breastfeeding Habit.

Chapter 8: Coping with Early Breastfeeding Problems.

Chapter 9: Breastfeeding in Special Circumstances.

Part III: Growing with Your Baby.

Chapter 10: Breastfeeding Through Different Ages and Stages.

Chapter 11: You and Your Spouse: Being a Breastfeeding Couple.

Chapter 12: Weaning the Baby.

Part IV: Breastfeeding in the Real World.

Chapter 13: Breastfeeding and the Working Mom.

Chapter 14: Balancing Breastfeeding and the Rest of Your Life.

Chapter 15: Upholding Your Legal Right to Breastfeed.

Chapter 16: Breastfeeding and Your Next Pregnancy.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: (Almost) Ten Little Things That Make Breastfeeding More Fun.

Chapter 18: Ten Resources for Breastfeeding.

Chapter 19: Ten Breastfeeding Wives’ Tales.

Index.

“…will guide you from first latch-on through weaning…” (Shape Fit Pregnancy, October 2004)