From leading midwife and the author of Ina May's Guide to Childbirth comes this deeply compassionate and comprehensive guide to making breastfeeding a joyful experience for both mother and child. Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin's newest book explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding. Inspiring as well as informative, Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding is a powerful and practical guide filled with helpful advice, medical facts and real-life stories that will help mothers understand how and why breastfeeding works and how they can use it to more deeply connect with their children and their own bodies without fear, inhibition, or embarrassment.
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I found this book very practical, clear and thorough on the subject. With lots of ideas and different view on breast-feeding. The common denominator of all chapter is that breast-feeding is natural, nurturing, can be enjoyable indeed and with care can be easy. <p>It doesn't have to be read from beginning to end but consulted on demand with a wonderfully detailed index. <p>As a holistic practitioner I think prevention is better then cure, reading this book early gives confidence and knowledge on the subject so mums can healthily and easily breast-feed and practitioner can refer to a reliable, professional source.
Wonderfully written book
This book is one of the books that has really inspired me as a breastfeeding mother. It is also a great reference and I now make a point of lending and recommending it to any pregnant friends. It makes the whole concept less scary and more realistic and doesn't elevate breastfeeding to some heady unachievable high. Sometimes it is hard.