About the Books

Breastfeeding has major benefits for both you and your baby— it provides the best nutrition (according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization), it saves money (on sick-baby doctor visits and formula and bottles), and it creates a unique bond between you and your child. Breastfeeding is not always easy, but with proper guidance and encouragement, you can overcome almost any challenge you may encounter and continue to breastfeed for as long as you choose. These books, written by experts with decades of combined experience, provide a wealth of information to support you through every stage of the nursing process.

The Nursing Mother’s Companion

nmc6A quarter century after its first printing, The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins remains the most trusted book in its field. More than one million copies have been sold, and countless parents have been comforted and encouraged by its accessible style.

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Nursing Mother, Working Mother

about-work-coverIf you plan to continue breastfeeding after you return to work, Nursing Mother, Working Mother will empower you to do that. It includes up-to-date information on your legal rights as a nursing mom in the workplace, how to handle concerns from bosses and colleagues, and how to lobby for private pumping space. It also covers practical issues like how to pump and store your milk, and how to combine breastfeeding and bottle-feeding.

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The Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning

about-wean-coverWhether your child is 2 months or 2 years old, The Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning answers all your weaning questions, including how to bottle-feed safely, how to introduce solid foods, and how to keep your growing child healthy and happy during this complex process.

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25 Things Every Nursing Mother Needs To Know

about-25-coverThis handy and informative guide offers wisdom, advice, and, most importantly, encouragement to new mothers and moms-to-be on breastfeeding. The author’s friendly tone demystifies common breastfeeding issues and concerns while highlighting the many health benefits of nursing for Mom and baby. With warm, full-color illustrations throughout, this book captures the intimate bond breastfeeding creates between mother and baby, making it a perfect shower or new-baby gift.

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Unbuttoned

about-un-coverTwenty-five talented women writers take on a subject—breastfeeding—that is as simple and primal as it is complex and controversial. By turns funny, angry, sad, and joyous, their essays hold appeal for the many who have been both challenged and awed by the nursing experience. New mothers and moms-to-be will certainly find themselves relating to these personal stories, while experienced mothers and grandmothers will enjoy reminiscing about their own nursing experiences.

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The Nursing Mother’s Companion Breastfeeding Diary

nmcdiaryIf you’re like most new mothers, you’ll gain a sense of security in tracking your newborn’s feedings and diapers. The Nursing Mother’s Companion Breastfeeding Diary will help you make sure your baby is getting enough milk, know which breast to start the next feeding on, and record any pumpings or supplemental feedings. More than a log book, The Nursing Mother’s Companion Breastfeeding Diary can become a keepsake of your first precious weeks with your baby.

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El Libro Esencial para Madres Lactantes

nmcspanishAnnouncing the first-ever Spanish language version of The Nursing Mother’s Companion, in its 25th Anniversary Edition!

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