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Author Olds, Sally Wendkos.

Title The complete book of breastfeeding / Sally Wendkos Olds, Laura Marks, & Marvin Eiger.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Workman Publishing, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  649.33 OLDS    Check Shelf
Edition Fourth edition.
Description xix, 427 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Will You Or Won't You?: -- 30-day guarantee -- Why breastfeed? Why not? -- Benefits for the baby -- Disadvantages of formula-feeding -- American Academy of Pediatrics statement on breastfeeding -- Some of the ways breastfed babies differ from formula-fed babies -- From Sally Olds: a mother's enjoyment -- Importance of breastfeeding for the mother -- WIC program -- When breastfeeding may not be an option -- Reasons women give for not wanting to breastfeed -- History lesson: how our society has influenced women -- Today's society and breastfeeding -- What will you do? -- Questions You May Have About Breastfeeding -- Miracle Of Lactation: -- Development of your breasts -- Anatomy of your breasts -- How your baby gets your milk: the let-down reflex -- Sings of an active let-down reflex -- Menstruation, ovulation, and pregnancy -- Human milk: the ultimate health food -- Before Your Baby Comes: -- Choosing your health care providers -- Types of health care provider -- Questions to ask health practitioners -- Choosing where you'll give birth -- Ten steps to successful breastfeeding in a baby-friendly hospital -- Packing your bag -- Choosing when you'll give birth -- Prenatal classes -- Preparing your breasts -- Who will mother you? -- To grandmas: how you can help -- Your Baby Is Here: -- Ideal beginning -- Recommendations for successful breastfeeding from the American Academy of Pediatrics -- Breastfeeding in a hospital or birthing center -- First nursing -- Gift that you don't want -- Cesarean birth -- Mother-baby contact -- Hospital help -- Hospital hindrance -- Speak up in the hospital -- Newborn health measures -- Breastfeeding Begins: -- Bringing your baby to the breast: positive positioning -- What makes a good position for breastfeeding? -- How your baby gets your milk -- How to tell when a baby is actively suckling -- Waking a sleepy baby -- How frequently should you nurse your new baby? -- How long should early nursing periods last? -- Burping your baby -- Bowel movements -- Your baby's first posthospital doctor's visit -- Your baby's weight after birth -- Is my baby getting enough milk? -- Judging intake by output -- Jaundice in infants -- When to seek immediate help -- Exclusive pumping -- Bottle-feed the breastfed baby -- How to bottle-feed the breastfed baby -- You Are A Nursing Family: -- Breastfeeding at home -- Tips on relaxing before and/or during feedings -- Popular pacifier -- If you have "too much" milk -- Breast milk bonus -- Babywearing -- When your baby cries -- Colicky baby -- Ways to comfort a crying baby -- Sleeping arrangements -- Sleep and lack of it: night feedings -- Encouraging a baby to give up nighttime nursing -- Ways to guard your rest -- Diapers, revisited -- What is your baby like? -- How to discourage biting -- Cutting down on spitting up -- What will you can it? -- Life as part of a nursing family -- Diet, Exercise, And Your Health: -- Diet: what you eat, what you drink -- Guidelines for healthy eating -- Healthy eating pyramid -- Avoiding harmful environmental substances -- Losing weight: how much, how soon? -- What the labels usually mean -- Exercise: how much, how soon? -- Exercise guide for the nursing mother -- How do you feel-and why do you feel this way? -- Ways to boost your postpartum morale -- Differences between postpartum blues an postpartum depression -- Confident, Comfortable Nursing At Home And Away: -- Care of your breasts -- Finding the right nursing bra -- How you look -- Going out with your baby -- Nursing in public -- Flying with your nursing baby --
Drugs And The Nursing Mother: -- Resources and information about drugs and breastfeeding -- Drugs during childbirth -- Medicines -- Medicines that can usually be taken safely by nursing mothers -- Medicines that should not be taken by nursing mothers -- Medicines that require a temporary cessation of breastfeeding -- Medicines of concern -- Birth control -- Herbs and other natural remedies -- Recreational and hard drugs -- Minimizing the effect of nicotine on your nursing baby -- Pumping, Expressing, And Storing Breast Milk: -- What kind of pump do you need? -- Choosing a pump -- Principles that apply to all methods of collecting milk -- Note of caution about Bisphenol A (BPA) -- How to handle expressed and pumped breast milk -- Storing collected breast milk -- Offering expressed milk to your baby -- Working Nursing Mother: -- Finding support -- Planning ahead: while you're pregnant and still on the job -- Employer-supported lactation programs -- Planning ahead: while you're on your maternity leave -- Tips for feeding a baby from a cup -- Your baby's feedings while you're at work -- Back at work -- Wardrobe tips for the working breastfeeding mother -- Breastfeeding: A Sexual Passage: -- Sexy? Or not so sexy? -- Resuming sexual activity -- Pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises -- You and your relationship -- Five phases of female sexuality -- Female sexuality -- Sensuous nature of breastfeeding -- Birth control -- Contraception for the nursing mother -- Your partner is still your lover -- Especially For Dad Or Partner: -- Breastfeeding's benefits for you, the father -- Becoming a father -- Father's importance in the family -- Boot camp for new Dads -- Your baby's mother is still you lover -- Rolling up your sleeves -- How a "breastfeeding" father can nurture a baby -- You can be a complete father -- Getting support for yourself -- Preventing And Treating Nursing-Related Problems: -- Disagreement with your doctor -- Engorgement (hard, swollen breasts) -- Ways to relieve engorgement -- Sore nipples -- Thrush -- Clogged duct (plugged duct, "caked" breasts) -- Breast infection (mastitis) -- Galactocele (milk-retention cyst) -- Sudden increase in baby's demand -- Baby who gains too slowly -- Helping the older baby who isn't gaining -- Nursing supplementers -- Baby who gains too fast -- Temporary rejection of the breast ("nursing strike") -- When an older baby refuses the breast -- Special Situations: -- Breastfeeding your preterm (premature) infant -- Separation of mother and baby -- If your baby gets sick -- If you get sick -- If you have had breast surgery -- Piercing and tattooing -- Twins and more -- Nursing through a pregnancy and tandem nursing afterward -- Milk banks -- Breastfeeding another woman's baby -- Relactation and nursing an adopted baby -- Succeeding at induced lactation or relactation -- Babies with special needs -- Beyond Breastfeeding: -- Vitamins -- Recommended vitamin and mineral supplementation for breastfed babies -- Weaning your child -- Extended breastfeeding -- When are you going to stop nursing? -- How should you wean? -- Suggestions for weaning the older child -- How weaning affects you -- Other food and drink -- Offering solid foods -- Staying close with your child -- Appendix 1: Breastfeeding and the law -- Appendix 2: Resource appendix: helpful organizations and sources of information -- Appendix 3: Website appendix -- Appendix 4: Comparison of cow's milk and human milk -- Index.
Summary Overview: The Complete Book of Breastfeeding will help you make the most of your nursing experience. Written by Sally Wendkos Olds, an award-winning medical author who nursed her own three children; Dr. Laura Marks, a pediatrician and breastfeeding authority who nursed her three children; and Dr. Marvin S. Eiger, a pediatrician and former director of a hospital-based lactation program, it provides you with complete information, support, and strategies to make nursing your baby a deeply rewarding part of your life. One of the most recognized classics in the field, completely revised and updated, incorporating new AAP guidelines throughout - with expanded sections on nutrition, the role of the father, working mothers, and more.
Subject Breastfeeding.
Mothers -- Health and hygiene.
Added Author Marks, Laura.
Eiger, Marvin S.
Added Title Breastfeeding
ISBN 9780761151135 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0761151133 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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