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Book?

Postby unaffected » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:01 am

I looked through the sticky up top (the "start here" one), but only saw links online. Are there any good books to pick up on breastfeeding? Or am I best to just stick to the links provided in the sticky?

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Postby DueInMayMamma » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:49 am

Personally, I never read any books on it. If I ever had any questions, I just Google'd them lol. Honestly (at least in my case) everything came pretty naturally.
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Postby LaraE » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:14 am

I didn't read any books either. But, I have heard from others that Ina May has a great BF book.

I used kellymom.com as well as lots of other information online, and this forum

I also attended a BF class at my hospital before DD was born which was run by a lac consultant/RN.
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Postby unaffected » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:53 am

Thanks, ladies! I usually google anything and everything now, so I'm sure I'll be doing that once baby is here as well.

I am signed up for a Breastfeeding class, so I'm sure that will be informative! For now I'm going to check out the links in my downtime and study up :)
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Postby jessm » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:15 am

I didn't read any books. I know some hospitals offer a BFing class. I definitely advise that. I think the most helpful thing to me was honestly my IBLC, these ladies and my mom. Plus my determination. If you don't have a lot of support I can give you my number. I had a rough start with BFing, harder than most. My LC said most FTMs would have given up with the road blocks I faced. What I say is most importantly have faith in your body. Know that there is a 99% chance you CAN do this. You just have to work at it, because the first few weeks are hard. After you get through that initial start, its so easy.
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Postby stefanielynn » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:38 am

I have a book called The Complete Book of Breastfeeding. I think it's a little older, but I really liked it and still pull it out occassionally if I think of something and don't know the answer (I bought it when pregnant with my first 6 months ago). I think Dr. Sears has a good one, but I've never read it.

I agree with jessm--the best thing you can do is have faith in your body. It really seems that once a mom starts questioning herself that things start to fall apart. I would talk to any breastfeeding moms you know, and even check with your local hospital as they might have a breastfeeding club that you can go to to get any questions answered or to be surrounded in women who can encourage you (this can be pregnant even while pregnant). Just educate yourself as much as you can before he is born. :)
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Postby victoria_1024 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:48 am

The hospital provided me with a BFing book after I had the baby and I did read that from time to time, but mostly got help online. Kellymom is a great site.
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