Based on questions posed by thousands of real mothers, this A-to-Z guide has a practical, realistic view of how nursing fits into a modern woman's life.
First-time mothers and breastfeeding veterans will find answers to more than 300 questions -- from the most common to the most particular.
- How to know the effect of what you eat and drink on your breastmilk -- from antihistamines and antidepressants to spicy food, wine, or caffeine
- How to use natural remedies like fennel tea, cabbage leaves, and brewer's yeast to combat your own and your baby's discomforts
- How to accommodate your child's particular nursing style, be she fussy, sleepy, overeager, or uninterested
- How to breastfeed children with special needs -- like a cleft palate and Down's syndrome -- as well as adopted babies and twins
Cross-referenced for easy, immediate access to information, supplemented with listings of resources such as videos, Web sites, and support groups, this volume is the most comprehensive collection of nursing advice available.
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About the Author
Claire Martin is a staff writer at the Denver Post. Her writing has won national and regional awards, and has appeared in publications such as the St. Petersburg Times, Good Housekeeping, and Sunset magazine. She lives in Denver with her husband and her two daughters, both of whom were breastfed.
Read an Excerpt
There are plenty of books that explain why you should breastfeed, and can teach you the basics, but this is the first designed specifically as a panic button for harried new mothers.
Whether you're a first-time mother or a veteran mom, the first few weeks of a baby's life are stressful and pressured. That's where this new and different breastfeeding guide fits in. It focuses on the questions that often come up at midnight or 2 A.M., when you're hesitant to call your doctor or lactation consultant and you know it will be hours before you'll be able to call your health care provider's help line.
This book covers the most common problems and issues associated with breastfeeding, and offers tips on how to solve those problems or alleviate them until you can get medical attention.
Most important, this book is written by mothers who have been in your shoes. Claire Martin and Nancy Krebs know how tempting it is to join a frustrated, screaming baby in a duet. They've survived erratic sleeping jags and the marathon nursing sessions of growth spurts. They are the friends you can trust and turn to for reliable advice that comes from hard-won experience.
Think of The Nursing Mother's Problem Solver as your first-defense reference book for breastfeeding questions -- a supplement to your parenting library. Open this book when you need a quick answer or helpful advice. This book won't answer all your questions -- no book can -- and certainly is not a substitute for your doctor or lactation consultant. But if, between visits and phone calls, a worrisome symptom appears, or if you've forgotten a step in settling your baby in a comfortable nursing position, you'll be glad you keep this book handy.
William and Martha Sears
Authors of The Breastfeeding Book
Copyright © 2000 by Claire Martin
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am analytical in nature and found this book to answer almost all of my questions and concerns no matter how off the wall they were. It was very easy to instantly find the topic of concern with the A-Z guide so it saved time and anxiety. This is a book I advise to all of my friends who are looking to breastfeed and have found it to be a great shower gift as well...It is to the point- not preachy or pushy and not 'sugarcoated'.
A must have book for any and all nursing moms. Easy guide, look up, and reference. A+!
I gave this as a shower gift to my nervous, new mom, daughter in law. It helped her so much in answering questions & giving support. Having the book handy, let her find accurate information any time in the privacy of her own home. She & her husband found it a good starting place for dialogue about the challenges of a nursing mother. A great gift!
I rented this book from the library for questions and answers on breastfeeding, and it was excellent. Now I am trying to buy it! It has answers to lots of questions with a great helpful index in the back of the book!This would be great for a new Breastfeeding other or for a gift or for a second time mother!