Baby-Led Breastfeeding: Follow Your Baby's Instincts for Relaxed and Easy Nursing

Baby-Led Breastfeeding: Follow Your Baby's Instincts for Relaxed and Easy Nursing


By (author) Gill Rapley, By (author) Tracey Murkett

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  • Publisher: Experiment
  • Format: Paperback | 305 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 206mm x 24mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 161519066X
  • ISBN 13: 9781615190669
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 286,977

Product description

Say goodbye to stressful schedules, painful latching, and worriesover milk supply. In the same sensible and sensitive voice thathas made baby-led weaning a growing sensation, authors GillRapley and Tracey Murkett show how easy nursing can be when you letyour baby lead the way. This comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide willhelp you understand your baby s unique, natural pattern and develop atrusting and healthy breastfeeding relationship. With the help of personalanecdotes and color photos from real moms, Rapley and Murkettexplain how to: Get breastfeeding up and running in the first few weeks Hold your baby so that he can feed effectively Express and store milk efficiently Avoid or remedy sore nipples, mastitis, and other problems Wean at a natural pace Breastfeeding shouldn t be a struggle, and, if you stay in tune withyour baby, it can be effortless. "Baby-Led Breastfeeding" will give youthe tools to create a happy and fulfilling breastfeeding experience foryou and your baby."

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"Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett have done it again. They have produced another excellent book that puts babies in charge of how much they eat. Babies are competent! Mothers don't have to be totally in charge of feeding. What an empowering message for new moms! Rapley and Murkett provide a great overview of breastfeeding, incorporating the latest research. This organized, easy-to-use guide will get you started. And if you encounter problems, the book offers many possible solutions. But Rapley and Murkett's most important message is that babies know how to do this."--Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA, Editor-in-Chief of "Clinical Lactation" and coauthor of "Breastfeeding Made Simple, 2nd Edition"""Baby-Led Breastfeeding" will help ensure a smooth start to breastfeeding and, more importantly, encourage mothers to continue."--Victoria McEvoy, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School"Replete with practical insights, ingenious explanations, and oodles of good sense, this gem of a book will be indispensable to new parents."--Cindy Turner-Maffei, Former National Coordinator of Baby-Friendly USA Initiative ""Baby-Led Breastfeeding" is the much-needed, thorough precursor to "Baby-Led Weaning". "Baby-Led Breastfeeding" is a complete, stand-alone resource, offering mothers research-based, accessible information on a wide range of breastfeeding-related topics. Rapley and Murkett respectfully educate, affirm, and encourage mothers to trust their own instincts, and their baby's instincts as well. This is truly the only breastfeeding book you need!"--Megan Massaro, coauthor of "The Other Baby Book: A Natural Approach to Baby"'"s First Year"