by Mary Renfrew, Chloe Fisher, and Suzanne Arms
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For more than a decade, BESTFEEDING has been recognized by midwives, doctors, and nursing mothers as the definitive word on breastfeeding. The culmination of 60-plus years of hands-on experience from three dedicated and internationally respected authors, this newly updated classic blends academic knowledge, clinical expertise, and practical skills to educate first-time and experienced mothers alike. Mothers will find precisely the information they need to help their babies grow and thrive-physically and emotionally-as a result of breastfeeding. The book answers all questions a new mother may have, and it is fully illustrated with dozens of helpful photos and drawings that demonstrate all the dos and don'ts of breastfeeding. In addition to the basics, mothers will find tried-and-true solutions to both common and more unusual problems, as well as remedies for babies with special needs. With its sensitive and informed advice, BESTFEEDING is a supportive reminder of what women have always known: that breastfeeding is, quite simply, the best way to nourish a baby.
• An illustrated guide to the basics of breastfeeding your baby, with more than 100 photos.
• Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding for both you and your baby; posture and positions; medical and dietary concerns; and causes and solutions to numerous breastfeeding problems.
• Revised and thoroughly updated with new information on feeding multiple babies and adopted babies, and a discussion of the emotional rewards of breastfeeding.
• The first two editions have sold more than 120,000 copies.
About the Author
MARY RENFREW is a professor of midwifery studies and director of the mother and infant research unit at the University of Leeds, England. She travels internationally to teach and speak at conferences on midwifery and breastfeeding.
SUZANNE ARMS has been a pioneer in the breastfeeding movement since 1970. Suzanne has received the prestigious Lamaze International Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to the world of birth. She lives in Durango, Colorado.
CHLOE FISHER worked as a midwife for more than 30 years. Today, from her home in Oxford, England, she still works on a daily basis with breastfeeding mothers and babies.
Beautiful to look at and easy to read, BESTFEEDING reaffirms the joy and ease of breastfeeding when a mother has access to both information and ongoing support. A positive and helpful book. -Marian Tompson, cofounder, La Leche League International"Among the myriad 'how-to'¬? books on breastfeeding, BESTFEEDING delivers an immensely practical guide to successful nursing. This valuable reference will enable mothers to avoid problems and enjoy their experience."-Jane Morton, M.D., Stanford University Medical Center"BESTFEEDING is a virtual treasury of the collective wisdom on breastfeeding, and it is now my first choice for parents." -Marshall Klaus, M.D., author of The Doula Book