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'With its combination of straight talking, science-based information and reassuring advice from fellow mums and experts, the invaluable Positive Breastfeeding Book empowers new mums.' Mother & Baby
'I wish I'd had this splendid book a few months ago: warm, funny & accurate. For anyone who is making a choice about feeding or in the midst of it this will feel like a hug.Chris van Tulleken
'A fantastic manual for new motherhood.'Saffia Farr, editor Juno magazine
'This book is the village of support and knowledge that all new parents need, but can be so difficult to find in our modern world. Dr Natalie Shenker, cofounder, Hearts Milk Bank and Human Milk Foundation
'The beauty of this book is not only its accessibility but that it is informed by strong evidence and powerful voices of women.'Shereen Fisher, Chief Executive, Breastfeeding Network
How often does my baby really need to feed?
How do I know my baby is getting enough?
Is it normal for my baby to wake at night?
When you're expecting a new baby, suddenly everyone around you becomes an expert particularly when it comes to how to feed them. It is easy to become overwhelmed by conflicting advice, myths and exaggerated stories. The Positive Breastfeeding Book cuts through the anecdotes, giving you clear, no-judgement, non-preachy, evidence-based information to help you make the right decisions for you and your baby. It will
- help you understand how breastfeeding works
- give you tips for planning for your baby's arrival
- help you cope with those early months
- support you to make sure that whilst you're looking after the baby, you're getting taken care of too
- point you to how to seek help if challenges come up
- guide you through feeding in public, going back to work, and even rediscovering a glass of wine
You'll find plenty of real stories and guidance throughout from mothers and experts in supporting breastfeeding. There are handy chapters on formula and mixed feeding, which cut through advertising spiel and give you the facts you need to choose and use formula safely.
The Positive Breastfeeding Book doesn't promise to make it easy, nor will it get up in the middle of the night for you, but it will empower you with the knowledge and encouragement you need to feed your baby with confidence.