Books about Breastfeeding

Ina Mays Guide to Breastfeeding
By: Ina May Gaskin
    Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and gives you invaluable practical advice that will help you nurse your baby in the most fulfilling way possible. Inside you’ll find answers to virtually every question you have on breastfeeding.



Mother Food: A Breastfeeding Diet Guide with Lactogenic Foods and Herbs- Build Milk Supply, Boost Immunity, Lift Depression, Detox, Lose Weight, Optimize a Baby's IQ, and Reduce Colic and Allergies
By: Hilary Jacobson
     Supply problems, colic, GERD-reflux, fussy baby, fatigue and depression and more common problems after birth can be influenced and improved with changes in diet. Read this book to understand how a low-fat diet, insulin resistance, IGT, PCOS, tongue-tie, and exposure to toxins can influence a mothers' and her baby's health. Learn how simple steps and food choices can lead to vast improvement. Jacobson's well-researched and compassionate book shows mothers how to optimize their supply while addressing the underlying issues. Mother Food is recommended by lactation consultants, midwives, and birth preparation teachers. By eating a maximum of lactogenic foods and herbs in their diet, mothers achieve control over their breastfeeding experience and gain peace of mind. Mother Food is packed with recipes and guidelines that help mothers navigate both low and high milk supply, baby's colic, food sensitivities and allergies, and a mother's feeling depressed, tired and foggy-minded.

Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family
By: La Leche League International, Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman
     Sweet Sleep is the first and most complete book on nights and naps for breastfeeding families. It’s mother-wisdom, reassurance, and a how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research.
     It’s 4 A.M. You’ve nursed your baby five times throughout the night. You’re beyond exhausted. But where can you breastfeed safely when you might fall asleep? You’ve heard that your bed is dangerous for babies. Or is it? Is there a way to reduce the risk? Does life really have to be this hard? No, it doesn’t. Sweet Sleep is within reach. This invaluable resource will help you
• sleep better tonight in under ten minutes with the Quick Start guide—and sleep safer every night with the Safe Sleep Seven checklist
• sort out the facts and fictions of bedsharing and SIDS
• learn about normal sleep at every age and stage, from newborn to new parent
• direct your baby toward longer sleep when he’s ready
• tailor your approach to your baby’s temperament
• uncover the hidden costs of sleep training and “cry it out” techniques
• navigate naps at home and daycare
• handle concerns from family, friends, and physicians
• enjoy stories and tips from mothers like you
• make the soundest sleep decisions for your family and your life

The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning
By: Martha Sears R.N. and William Sears M.D.
     In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in breastfeeding. Yet first-time mothers often lack the support and the knowledge they need. Many of the available books fail to address the practical challenges that confront many women (especially women who work outside the home) when they choose to breastfeed. For these women, The Breastfeeding Book is a godsend.

The Nursing Mother's Companion: The Breastfeeding Book Mother's Trust, from Pregnancy through Weaning 
By: Kathleen Huggins
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:
• Benefits of breastfeeding
• How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges
• Incorporating a nursing routine into working life
• Treating postpartum headaches and nausea
• Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression
• Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS
• Introducing solid foods
• Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk
• Reviews of breast pumps

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
By: Diane Wiessinger
    It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations.