Monday, 25 May 2015

Recommended Breastfeeding Books

There are so many books out there that it's easy to get overwhelmed. Here are some books that consistently get good reviews. The Book Depository has free shipping to Korea. What the Book in Itaewon can get most books for you. Amazon might be a good option if you have someone coming to visit or can buy the Kindle version of the book. Breastfeeding materials has good recommendations for professionals. The descriptions below are based off of Amazon's descriptions. A Time to Wean by Katherine Dettwyler, PhD is an interesting article. There are a lot of recommended websites, articles, videos, and more at this post about breastfeeding month.


The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning
Written by Martha Sears and William Sears

The Sears' book discusses how to get started breastfeeding, how to increase your milk supply, breast pumps, and more. You can buy it from Amazon or the Book Depository.




Breastfeeding Your Baby
Written by Sheila Kitzinger

A pictorial guide to breastfeeding with over 200 photographs and diagrams. You can buy it from Amazon or the Book Depository.



Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding
Written by Ina May Gaskin

A leading midwife in the USA, Ina May shares her knowledge of breastfeeding. Some of the topics discussed are the benefits of breastfeeding, nursing challenges, pumps, where your baby will sleep, going back to work, medication, weaning, sick babies, and more. You can buy it from Amazon or the Book Depository.



The Nursing Mother's Companion
Written by Kathleen Huggins

Consistently a best-seller, this book provides information on breastfeeding after a C-section, re-lactation, nursing a preemie, supplements,  introducing solids, pumping and storing breast milk, and more. You can buy it from Amazon or the Book Depository.



The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers: The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solving Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America, Revised and Updated Edition
Written by Jack Newman M.D. and Teresa Pitman


Breastfeeding may be natural but that doesn't mean it's always easy. This book is written by two lactation experts who will help guide you through breastfeeding and help you bond with your baby. There is practical advice such as how to get a good latch, what to do if your baby refuses to nurse, avoiding sore nipples, how to make sure your baby gets enough milk, breastfeeding premature and special needs babies, and more. You can buy it from Amazon or the Book Depository.



The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Written by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman

La Leche League has set worldwide standards for breastfeeding. This book is their best-selling guide and contains information for working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and moms of multiples. There is information about feeding cues, nursing after a C-section, scientific data about the benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby, tips for building a support network, postpartum depression, food allergies, weight gain, day care, and much more. You can buy it from Amazon or the Book Depository.


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