The ABCs of Breastfeeding

Everything a Mom Needs to Know for a Happy Nursing Experience

The ABCs of Breastfeeding

Author: Stacey H. Rubin
Pub Date: February 2008
Print Edition: $14.95
Print ISBN: 9780814480571
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814409718

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Table of Contents


preface xi

acknowledgments xv

Phase I

Things to Consider Before Birth 1

Chapter 1 Thinking with a Breastfeeding Mindset 3

Chapter 2 Finding a Breastfeeding-Friendly Doctor 17

Chapter 3 Planning for a Gentle Birth 29

Chapter 4 How to Hold Your Baby After Birth 41

Chapter 5 Avoiding Separation After Birth 54

Chapter 6 Bottle and Breast: Preventing Feeding Confusion 66

Phase II

Beginning to Breastfeed Your Baby 81

Chapter 7 The Signals That Will Let You Know When to Feed Your Baby 83

Chapter 8 Getting Comfortable: How to Fit Together Perfectly for Feeding 95

Chapter 9 How to Avoid Becoming Overwhelmed 108

Chapter 10 How to Build a Strong Supply of Mature Milk 121

Chapter 11 How to Know When Pain Is a Problem 134


Phase III

Continuing to Breastfeed Comfortably into the Future 147

Chapter 12 How to Maintain a Strong Supply of Milk 149

Chapter 13 How Do I Do This in Public? Traveling Together as a Breastfeeding Couple 163

Chapter 14 Can I Eat My Favorite Foods? Dispelling Diet Myths 173

Chapter 15 Yes, You Can Get Some Sleep 187

Phase IV

Developing Your Own Happy Ending 201

Chapter 16 How to Make Breastfeeding Compatible with Family Life 203

Chapter 17 Combining Breastfeeding with Your Career 215

Chapter 18 When Is the Right Time to Wean? 227

Chapter 19 First Baby Food: Choosing Healthy Options 238

notes 249

bibliography 259

index 265

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