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Also available in: Afrikaans

Breastfeeding is the natural and healthy way to nourish your baby, but it is neither always easy nor instinctive.

Mothers often lack the knowledge and support they need for trouble-free breastfeeding. Breastfeed your baby is a complete but concise, practical guide for nursing mothers. The information is based on the most recent research in the field, and since it is evidence-based, it will also be invaluable to doctors, nursing staff, antenatal professionals and doulas – everyone assisting women during the intra-partum period.

The information is authoritative and presented in such a way that the book can be read in one or two sittings before the baby’s birth, yet detailed enough to remain an essential companion throughout the breastfeeding process. Each chapter starts with ten top tips on the theme, and the content is enhanced throughout with practical hints and tips. Case histories scattered throughout add to the level of practicality and will help mothers realize that they are not alone if they struggle. Chapters include:
• Why breastfeed
• Preparing for breastfeeding
• The mechanics of breastfeeding
• The best start (latching, ensuring good milk supply)
• Preventing and solving problems
• Baby at home
• Back to work (breastfeeding in absentia, pumps and other aids)
• Nursing an older baby
• When to wean
• Breastfeeding in special circumstances

The book also contains contact details for lactation specialists and La Leche League groups throughout the country so nursing mothers will know where to find help if they struggle.

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