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    Default Breastfeeding/Parenting Books

    These books have been reviewed by LLLI and are generally in agreement with LLL philosophy.


    The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
    La Leche League International

    It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, La Leche League has set the standard for educating and supporting mothers in this natural art for generations.

    Now the classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Real–mom wisdom, expert information, and proven strategies for breastfeeding at every stage.

    Breastfeeding Made Simple
    Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

    In this easy-to-use resource, the authors share seven basic principles of breastfeeding that can help mothers dramatically increase their likelihood of success and make breastfeeding the enjoyable experience it should be.

    The Nursing Mother's Companion
    Kathleen Huggins

    This book provides guidance on all breastfeeding-related issues, plus easily referenced "survival guides" to help moms quickly identify and resolve problems at different stages of the breastfeeding relationship.

    The Breastfeeding Book
    Martha and William Sears

    Dr. and Martha Sears cover everything from the basics of breastfeeding, such as how to get the baby to latch on properly, father's role, working and breastfeeding, toddler nursing, and weaning.

    The Breastfeeding Café: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, and Secrets of Nursing
    Barbara Behrmann

    A series of stories detailing the wide range of experiences of breastfeeding mothers, The Breastfeeding Cafe explores the culture and realities of breastfeeding while offering valuable insights to all breastfeeding women.

    The Black Woman's Guide to Breastfeeding
    Katherine Barber

    Katherine Barber tackles the reasons why breastfeeding is important to the African American community, the how-to's of breastfeeding, and the unique socio-economic concerns of African American women.

    Breastfeeding in Combat Boots
    Robyn Roche-Paull

    Breastfeeding in Combat Boots is a much needed resource for active-duty mothers and mothers-to-be, who are seeking information and support on how to breastfeed successfully while serving their country.

    Working and Breastfeeding

    Nursing Mother, Working Mother
    Gale Pryor

    Mothers who combine breastfeeding with working will find this an immensely helpful and reassuring book. The author includes practical information on planning for and returning to employment; clear, concise tips on breastfeeding; pumping, storing, and transporting milk; and possible alternatives to full-time employment.

    Hirkani's Daughters: Women Who Scale Modern Mountains to Combine Breastfeeding and Working
    Jennifer Hicks

    A compilation of inspirational tales from women around the world, Hirkani’s Daughters tells the stories of modern employed mothers who have overcome various obstacles to continue breastfeeding.

    Toddler-Nursing and Weaning

    Mothering Your Nursing Toddler
    Norma Jane Bumgarner

    Practical, reassuring book for the mother of a nursing toddler. Discusses importance of breastfeeding relationship, natural weaning, temporary changes in lifestyle, society's expectations vs. child's and family's needs.

    The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning
    Kathleen Huggins & Linda Ziedrich

    Many breastfeeding mothers express concerns about weaning when their babies are just a few weeks old. This book explores all aspects of weaning, starting with historical aspects and ending with weaning a child over three and life after weaning.

    Special Situations

    The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk
    Diana West and Lisa Marasco

    This comprehensive book incorporates the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way the body makes milk, and how babies contribute to milk production.

    Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby
    Gwen Gotsch

    Offers parents a basic guide to help them provide the benefits of human milk to their tiny infant. From pumping tips and establishing an adequate milk supply to getting baby started at the breast and coming home, this book provides the kind of information and reassurance that parents need.

    Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby and Relactation
    Hormann, Elizabeth

    Did you know that induced lactation and relactation are possible? Author Elizabeth Hormann explains how in this book. Some of the topics discussed include: preparation for adoptive breastfeeding; substances that stimulate milk production; beginning breastfeeding with an adopted baby; and sources of support for adoptive parents.

    Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction Surgery
    Diana West

    Exploring the many aspects of breastfeeding for a mother who has had breast reduction surgery, this book combines up-to-date research with experience and advice from breastfeeding mothers.

    Tandem Nursing

    Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy and Beyond
    Flower, Hilary

    The first full-length book on the subject of tandem nursing provides comprehensive answers to a wide range of questions related to breastfeeding during pregnancy and nursing siblings.

    Nursing Multiples

    Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More!
    Gromada, Karen

    “Can I breastfeed twins?” “How will I coordinate nursing triplets?” “Will my body produce enough milk for quadruplets?” The simple answer: Yes! Karen Kerkhoff Gromada offers valuable information with an emphasis on breastfeeding and attachment-style parenting.


    Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family
    La Leche League International

    Your approach to eating changes when you become pregnant, give birth, and become responsible for feeding a growing family.

    Featuring more than seventy-five easy-to-make and delicious recipes, sanity-saving, mom-tested advice, and vital information about your nutritional needs when pregnant, nursing, or weaning, FEED YOURSELF, FEED YOUR FAMILY helps you set your family on a course for a lifetime of healthy eating.

    Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood
    Martha Sears & William Sears

    In this book, the Searses offer an eating plan that has been effective for countless people. They define eating habits that can counter or prevent many illnesses and provide tips for all stages, from picky eaters to junk food cravings.

    Eat Well, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding
    Eileen Behan

    The new edition of this book includes the latest information in nutrition and dietary concerns. The author provides expert tips for eating well and shedding pounds safely as a breastfeeding mama.

    Breastfeeding Advocacy

    The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts are Bad for Business
    Gabrielle Palmer

    An essential and inspirational eye-opener, The Politics of Breastfeeding challenges our complacency about how we feed our children and radically reappraises a subject which concerns not only mothers, but everyone: man or woman, parent or childless, old or young.
    Last edited by @llli*LLLKaren; October 18th, 2012 at 02:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Breastfeeding/Parenting Books

    Wow.... Thank you very much for all of these resources....

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