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Best Breastfeeding Book Ever!

posted Feb 10, 2011, 10:21 PM by La Leche League of SLO   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 11:02 AM ]
If you like attending League meetings you'll love the most recent edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding; a meeting in a book. On every page authors, Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman have captured the spirit of LLL with mother stories, up to date info, and all the tips, tricks and support we share around the circle. Their writing exudes the essence of peer-to-peer support because they are all mothers, League Leaders of many years, and Lactation Consultants. 

A percentage of your purchase goes to support our local meetings!

This bestselling classic is retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. You are bound to find yourself between the pages of this book; working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, mothers of multiples, and tandem nursing mothers. Whether you are preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy or a new parent learning to decipher feeding cues the answers you seek are here. Positions, proper latch, expressing and storing breast milk, nursing your active toddler and introducing solid foods; it's all in there. And all written in such a way to give you confidence in your abilities. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers
• real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably—from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience
• new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions
• strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more 
• reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications
• recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding
• helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work
• nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws
• guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications 
Plus—Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.
Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.

Make sure you check out Sweet Sleep! 
This trio of authors has also written the most comprehensive and helpful sleep book around.