- Things are steaming along at the printers.
- Mother's Direct - the selling component of Australian Breastfeeders Association - have decided they will stock the book in their online store.
- Have heard from three more media contacts about possible reviews/articles/promotions.
But, while you're waiting for more, I thought I'd give you a little insight into why I believed that I should include Frequently Asked Questions answered by a breastfeeding specialist (i.e. lactation consultant) in the book.
Although I strongly believe the book is helpful due to the stories from many different mums about their many different breastfeeding experience, I thought having an expert's advice in the book, meant that Breastfeeders Anonymous offered a whole package. There are a number of informative books out there on the topic and a fair few containing personal experiences, but I beleive the key to a great breastfeeding book is combining both.
Luckily, after a brief search, I found Joy Anderson... and I thought I'd give you a little bit of background info on the lady behind the FAQs sections in the book.
Joy was originally a medical laboratory technologist but following the birth of her first child in 1984 became passionate about the importance of breastfeeding. She has been helping mothers as a breastfeeding counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (formerly the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia) for over 20 years, and professionally as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for over 15 years.
Joy lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband and two adult children, who were each breastfed for about two years. Joy has a special interest in food intolerance and breastfed babies, and is currently studying full-time towards qualifying as a Registered Dietitian.