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Recommended for every pregnant woman, July 28, 2000
Reviewer: Ruth Penderghast (see more about me) from Trabuco Canyon, CA USA
I purchased this book because "What To Expect" didn't answer alot of my questions regarding breastfeeding and my own OB/GYN, while supportive of the idea, simply didn't know. Dr. Sears and his wife have nursed eight children, so their book comes not only from medical knowledge but also from personal experience. The book discusses nutritional information (both what to eat and what your baby is getting from your breastmilk), 'how-to's (..latch baby on, ..continue working and nursing, ..get daddy involved), pros and cons of nursing, weaning, and formula, tips on just about everything, and most of all, offers information so that you and your partner can make intelligent, loving choices for your child. I recommend this book for every woman who is pregnant, whether you're planning to nurse or not.
I made it thanks to this book!, March 30, 2004
Reviewer: email@example.com from San Francisco, CA USA
Breastfeeding was very very challenging for me and this book gave me all the information I needed to thrive, now my baby is 2 months old and I can say I am enjoying nursing, what I doubted the first 5 weeks. I highly recommend this to everyone, but try to read it before you have your baby so you get all the valuable information in advance.
Good insightful and funny advice!, December 10, 2003
Reviewer: A reader from Michigan
This book helped me gain the confidence needed to seriously breastfeed my first child. I always knew breast was best, but of course had my doubts on whether or not I could do it for 6-12 months, or even if I could produce enough milk. In the end, I nursed my first child until he was 23 months old, at which point I had to wean him because I was 3 months pregnant and for the first time, latching on really HURT! I'm now 8 months pregnant and looking forward to nursing my 2nd child.
The lip-flip tip in this book really helped me get the latch on correct, and the information on combining nursing with pumping to help increase my milk supply was great! When I went back to work, I was able to pump 15-26 ounces per day (in 3 pumpings).
All the other breastfeeding books I read were all written by women. Dr. William Sears adds his input from a man's perspective, which is funny (check out his reaction while driving and Martha began breastfeeding in the back seat of their car), and insightful. My husband even enjoyed reading this book!
A must-have for breastfeeding moms!, September 9, 2003
I read this book cover to cover during my pregnancy, which helped me know what to expect when my first baby was born. After he was born, we had a difficult time getting the breastfeeding started, so I referred to it numerous times to read about engorgement, latching on, pumping, storing milk, and even weaning when the time came. I always buy this book for friends who are planning to breastfeed, since it was such an invaluable resource to me. The Sears' combine their medical experience with their personal experience to make you feel like they have been there and can offer some practical advice for many situations. I highly recommend this informative and comforting book.
I love this book, September 1, 2003
Reviewer: steviemichelle21 (see more about me) from Waxahachie, TX United States
This is a fabulous book! It is true to the title, is does have EVERYTHING you need to know. I read the entire book first, then I would use it for reference, while breastfeeding. I passed it down to a friend, who also loves it!