This accessible and authoritative guide to breastfeeding has been trusted by new parents and recommended by professionals for more than two decades. Kathleen Huggins has extensively revised and updated this 25th anniversary edition to equip nursing mothers with all the information they need to overcome difficulties and nurse their babies ...
This accessible and authoritative guide to breastfeeding has been trusted by new parents and recommended by professionals for more than two decades. Kathleen Huggins has extensively revised and updated this 25th anniversary edition to equip nursing mothers with all the information they need to overcome difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week all the way to the toddler years, or somewhere in between. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother's Companion is an indispensable handbook for every new mother.
Very outdated pictures but very helpful and sage advice about breastfeeding. Explains the simple things about milk let down, positions, jaundice, troubleshooting etc.
Feb 23, 2012
I used an earlier edition of this book over 20 years ago and the new edition is still a most excellent resource on breastfeeding. Helpful for new and expectant moms to know what to expect and lots of information to help with the challenges that come up. I have given this book away as a gift several times, most recently to my neice. The illustrations and diagrams are helpful along with all the information.
Jul 19, 2007
Old book, but reliable
Even though this book seems outdated it got me through the first couple of weeks of breastfeeding. My birthing class instructor recommended it and I am glad that she did. I would recommend it to anyone who has never breast fed before and even to those that have for the "any" situation that can come it. This book covers it.
May 5, 2007
An excellent resource for new mothers!
I have nursed two happy, healthy girls and absolutely could not have done it without "The Nursing Mother's Companion." What a gem! Ms. Huggins is deeply acquainted with her subject and presents the material in an easy -to- read and comprehensible format. I have given this book to many new Moms and have recieved numerous accolades on such a useful gift. I recommend this book to first time Moms as well as those nursing their second or third child. The information is up to date and covers many scenarios that occur with different children. Well worth more than its weight in gold!
Publishers Weekly, 1986-01-10 Most books about breastfeeding are heavy on nursing's mystical rewards and light on actual technique. Huggins, a maternal nurse and professional lactation consultant, corrects the imbalance with a lucid, trouble-shooting guide, in which she points out that while nursing is unquestionably the healthiest, most natural way to feed babies, it is not always blissful for the mother. The author tackles various common and uncommon complaints about breastfeeding from inadequate milk supply, breast pain, engorgement and fussy babies to infections, allergies and breast-milk jaundice that could affect the child. In a chapter on nursing mothers who work outside of the home, Huggins offers an instructive review of breast pumps. Her reassuring, practical suggestions make this book an excellent informational companion. (February) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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