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Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher, Jack Newman, Kathleen Kendal-Tackett


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  • Pub. Date: September 2005
  • 296pp
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    • Pub. Date: September 2005
    • Publisher:New Harbinger Publications
    • Format: Paperback, 296pp


    Breastfeeding is natural, but it's not always easy.  It is the biological norm, but it is not the cultural norm. By learning the seven basic principles in this book, mothers can dramatically increase their likelihood of success and make breastfeeding the enjoyable experience it should be. The seven laws taught in this book are easy for mothers to understand and are sure to help them avoid some of the pitfalls that they might otherwise face.

    The seven principles include:
    · Babies Have the Urge to Self-Attach
    · Use the Power of Skin-to-Skin: A Baby's Natural Habitat
    · Breastfeed Ad Lib
    · Reach for the Comfort Zone
    · Expect Cluster Nursing
    · More Milk Out = More Milk Made
    · Babies Outgrow Breastfeeding

    The book also addresses how to solve common problems and deal with special situations such as breast reductions and babies with special needs. The authors describe some of the social, psychological, and cultural reasons why breastfeeding is not currently the norm, and what this implies for mothers. In all, this is an easy-to-use breastfeeding resource for new mothers, which includes all the latest research and techniques used by those in the lactation field.

    Two breastfeeding specialists team up to provide new mothers with a set of seven basic principles-representing the most up-to-date information in the field-that lead to successful breastfeeding.

    "I recommend this groundbreaking book to all my clients."
    —Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC

    "I fell in love with this book; every page is a jewel. It simply ‘delivers’ what every mother needs—the natural laws to build a breastfeeding relationship. Understanding the first forty days has changed the way I talk to new parents and teach breastfeeding supporters. Finally, here is a book that talks about breastfeeding without all the rules. This book lives in my bag to share with everyone!"
    —Carrie Finger, BFA, IBCLC, LCCE, lactation program director at Aviva Institute

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    Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, is a health psychologist and international board-certified lactation consultant. She is research associate professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire's Family Research Lab in Durham, NH, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is a La Leche League leader, the La Leche League area professional liaison for Maine and New Hampshire, and chair of the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Taskforce. Kendall-Tackett is author or editor of ten books including The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood, The Well-Ordered Home, The Well-Ordered Office, and Depression in New Mothers.

    She has received several awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and most recently, she was named 2003 Distinguished Alumna by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico.

    Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, is the author and coauthor of several popular breastfeeding books, including Breastfeeding Made Simple, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple, and The Breastfeeding Answer Book. She has helped thousands of breastfeeding families in the greater Chicago area, and in 2008 she was officially recognized by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).

    Jack Newman, MD, is a pediatrician and author of The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto medical school. He started the first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984 and has consulted with UNICEF for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Africa. Newman has practiced as a physician in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.

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    Should have read this sooner!by Anonymous

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    May 02, 2012: My son was 6 weeks old and breastfeeding was a nightmare! I was crying in pain at every feeding and wanted to give up. I was introduced to this book by a La Leche League leader and it saved me and my son. So many "ah ha" moments and practical things to try. We are still going strong at 6 months now! Highly recommend.

    recommendedby kandiegrl

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    January 01, 2011: This book is very very repetitive but in the end that actually helps because your reading the information so much that it sticks so when the time comes to breastfeed you will be able to remember all the tips the book gave. The book is a little boring at first but gets more interesting so give it a chance

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