Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Top 5 Breastfeeding Books

Choosing books on any parenting topic is pretty confusing - not only are there hundreds but the advice in them is often quite different and sometimes even totally contradictory. A good book on breastfeeding is a great resource so here are 5 that get the thumbs up from us.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - this book from La Leche League, the international breastfeeding organisation, was first published in 1958 and is now in its 7th revised edition. It is full of accurate, up-to-date information on all aspects of breastfeeding and other related issues such as weaning, starting solids, sleep and loving guidance.

The Food of Love: your formula for successful breastfeeding - written by Kate Evans, a mother, author, cartoonist and active environmental campaigner. This light-hearted, witty book contains all the latest research but is easy to read and is illustrated with beautiful cartoons.

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
- written by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Nancy Mohrbacher, both Lactation Consultants. Breastfeeding is explained by using seven 'natural laws' to help you get breastfeeding off to a good start and overcome any difficulties.

How Weaning Happens - written by Diane Bengson this thorough look at weaning from different perspectives explains how it doesn't have to be a stressful process for mother or child.

The Politics of Breastfeeding - written by Gabrielle Palmer this fascinating and anger-inspiring book takes a look at the reasons behind the poor breastfeeding rates in western society and shows the influence of big business in turning us into a bottlefeeding culture and the effects on babies around the world.

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