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The nursing mother's companion : the breastfeeding book mothers trust, from pregnancy through weaning / Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., I.B.C.L.C. ; foreword by Jessica Martin-Weber ; preface by Kelly Bonyata ; appendix on Drug Safety by Philip O. Anderson.

Huggins, Kathleen, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1558328491 (paperback : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9781558328495 (paperback : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9781558328495 : PAP
  • ISBN: 1558328491 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781558328495 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 1558328491 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9781558328822 (soft cover)
  • ISBN: 1558328823 (soft cover)
  • Physical Description: xii, 436 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: 7th edition.
  • Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : The Harvard Common Press, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-413) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Looking forward: preparations during pregnancy -- Off to a good start: the first week -- Survival guide: the first week -- Special mothers, special babies -- The learning period: the first two months -- Survival guide: the first two months -- Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk -- Traveling together, being apart -- The reward period: from two through six months -- Survival guide: monts two through six -- Nursing the older baby -- Survival guide: months six through twelve -- Nursing the toddler -- Appendix A. Resources for nursing mothers -- Appendix B. Determing babies' milk needs during the first six weeks -- Appendix C. The World Health Organization Growth Standards -- Appendix D. The safety of drugs during breastfeeding by Philip O. Anderson.
Summary, etc.:
"Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother's Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for over 30 years, with over 1 million copies sold. It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, T. Berry Brazelton and The American Academy of Pediatrics, and is well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between. This fully updated and revised edition provides information on topics such as: [bullet] Benefits of breastfeeding [bullet] How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges [bullet] Incorporating a nursing routine into working life [bullet] Treating postpartum headaches and nausea [bullet] Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression [bullet] Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS [bullet] Introducing solid foods [bullet] Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk [bullet] Reviews of breast pumps Readers will also find Huggins's indispensable problem-solving "survival guides," set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining baby's milk needs in the first six weeks and the safety of various drugs during breast-feeding. In addition, this edition opens with a new Foreword by Jessica Martin-Weber, creator of the very popular website The Leaky Boob and a new Preface by Kelly Bonata, creator of the go-to site KellyMom. These two much-loved authorities speak to the importance of owning an authoritative breastfeeding book that cuts through the jumble of opinions, information, and misinformation on the Web. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother's Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Breastfeeding > Popular works.

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe J PAR 618.2 HUG (Text)
: Purchased with funds from the Healthy Communities Grant
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