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The womanly art of breastfeeding.

Bibliographic Details
Corporate Author: La Leche League International.
Other Authors: Torgus, Judy., Gotsch, Gwen.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Plume, 2004.
Edition:7th rev. ed., 1st Plume prtg. /
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Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. Planning to breastfeed
  • 1. Why choose breastfeeding?
  • A special journey
  • Best for baby : best for you
  • The key to good mothering
  • 2. Plans are underway
  • Plans for the baby's birth
  • Health professionals who care
  • Preparing to breastfeed
  • What to wear : nursing fashions
  • 3. Your network of support
  • La Leche League meetings
  • Why do you need support?
  • How do I find La Leche League?
  • pt. 2. The early months
  • 4. Your baby arrives
  • Baby's first feeding
  • Breastfeeding in slow motion
  • Other breastfeeding positions
  • Engorgement : when the milk "comes in"
  • How long to nurse?
  • Hospital routines
  • Breastfeeding products
  • Leaving the hospital
  • 5. At home with your baby
  • Babies are to love
  • How many times do I feed the baby?
  • Is baby getting enough?
  • Caring for your baby
  • Taking care of mother
  • Going out? : take baby along
  • 6. A time to learn
  • Why is my baby crying?
  • Babies who are colicky
  • Growth spurts
  • Nighttime needs
  • Sharing sleep
  • Babies, beds, and sex
  • 7. Common concerns
  • Avoiding and treating sore nipples
  • Moist wound healing
  • Sore nipples in later months
  • Pumping and storing your milk
  • Breast problems : sore breasts, plugged ducts, and mastitis
  • Breast lumps and breast surgery
  • Is your baby getting enough milk?
  • The baby who is pleasingly plump
  • Did you ever hear of a nursing strike?
  • pt. 3. Going back to work
  • 8. Breastfeeding and working
  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Proceed slowly
  • Some practical hints
  • Feeding tips for the sitter
  • Establish a routine
  • Who will take care of the baby?
  • 9. Making a choice
  • The mother-child relationship
  • Take one step at a time
  • Choosing to stay home
  • pt. 4. Life as a family
  • 10. The manly art of fathering
  • Fathers get involved
  • Fathers and breastfeeding
  • What can fathers do?
  • Husband and wife : a parenting team
  • 11. Meeting family needs
  • Housework and a new baby
  • Time for the other little ones
  • Developing a parenting style
  • 12. Nutritional know-how
  • The basic approach
  • How to eat well
  • Special hints for nursing mothers
  • Weight loss and exercise
  • pt. 5. As your baby grows
  • 13. Ready for solids
  • Go slowly at first
  • What foods to choose
  • 14. Weaning gradually, with love
  • More than milk
  • What if I want to wean my baby?
  • Toddler nursing
  • Pregnant and nursing?
  • Tandem nursing
  • 15. Discipline is loving guidance
  • Setting the stage
  • Discipline and punishment
  • Normal toddler traits
  • A look ahead
  • pt. 6. Special situations
  • 16. Problems at the beginning
  • Breastfeeding after a cesarean birth
  • What if your baby is jaundiced?
  • Hypoglycemia in newborns
  • If your baby is premature
  • A baby with special needs
  • The baby with Down syndrome
  • A baby with a cleft lip or palate
  • Cystic fibrosis and other metabolic conditions
  • When a baby dies
  • 17. When extra care is needed
  • Multiple births : multiple blessings
  • Relactation and induced lactation
  • If your baby get sick
  • Slow weight gain
  • What if mother is ill?
  • Medications and other substances
  • Mothers with special problems
  • pt. 7. Why breast is best
  • 18. Human milk for human babies
  • How your baby grows
  • Unique milk for a unique species
  • Human milk : an arsenal against illness
  • Nature's vaccine for the newborn
  • Avoiding allergies
  • More reasons to breastfeed
  • 19. How breastfeeding affects a mother
  • How the breast gives milk
  • Guaranteed high-quality milk
  • Breastfeeding and your reproductive cycle
  • pt. 8. Mothers helping mothers
  • 20. About La Leche League
  • How it all began
  • How LLL can help you
  • About this book and its authors
  • La Leche League's influence
  • A final word : from the founders
  • Appendix
  • Books that we publish
  • Other helpful books
  • Breast pumps and other products
  • Organizations that offer support
  • Web sites that are helpful
  • Marmet technique of manual expression
  • Selected references
  • Photo credits.