Breastfeeders Anonymous – For women who want to breastfeed
Rachael Blair with FAQs by Lactation Consultant Joy Anderson
August 2007, Fontaine Press, RRP $28.95 inc GST
Breastfeeders Anonymous is a light-hearted, informative and easy-to-read book, perfect for new mums or pregnant women hoping to breastfeed. It is not a DIY Guide to Breastfeeding (although there is a chapter on the ‘Mechanics of Breastfeeding); it’s a support group in a book, in which a number of mums relate the good, bad and ugly of breastfeeding.
In addition to the personal stories, Breastfeeders Anonymous also includes:
*Information about issues relating to breastfeeding, specific types of breastfeeding and a chapter on breastfeeding problems.
*Frequently Asked Questions with answers by Lactation Consultant, Joy Anderson.
*A chapter on bottle feeding, which showcases the medical reasons why some women can’t breastfeed.
*A section on breastfeeding related issues such as dummies, sleep, guilt, weight loss and biting.
*A section entitled ‘The Poli-tits of Breastfeeding,’ which explores issues such as human milk banking, feminism, weaning and what men have to do with breastfeeding.
*An overview of the history, culture and politics of breastfeeding over the last five hundred years.
*A section exploring the mechanics of breastfeeding, which also includes resources such as infant weight charts; recommended books, websites and equipment, and contact details for mothering organizations.
*Beautiful breastfeeding photos.
*28 breastfeeding myths busted.
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