These books have been reviewed by LLLI and are generally in agreement with LLL philosophy. Where there are significant differences, it's noted in italics.
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La Leche League International
THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING
It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the 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.
Mohrbacher, Nancy and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
BREASTFEEDING MADE SIMPLE
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. Common problems and special situations are addressed and the implications of social, psychological and cultural reasons why breastfeeding is not the norm are also discussed.
THE NURSING MOTHER'S COMPANION
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.
Sears, Martha and William
THE BREASTFEEDING BOOK
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 authors' logical step-by-step approach is honest and realistic, and makes this a very accessible reference.
SO THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE FOR: BREASTFEEDING BASICS
A light-hearted and humorous look at breastfeeding in contemporary society, full of factual information and down-to-earth answers to the universal questions breastfeeding mothers ask. LLL does not agree with the author's warning not to let a baby over six months old fall asleep at the breast or her statement that HIV, tuberculosis, or hepatitis B prevent a woman from breastfeeding.
THE BREASTFEEDING CAFÉ: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, and Secrets of Nursing
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 tackles the reasons why breastfeeding is important to the African American community, the how-to's of breastfeeding, as well as the unique socio-economic concerns of African American women.
BREASTFEEDING IN COMBAT BOOTS
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.