Breastfeeding is the natural and healthy way to nourish your baby, yet it's not always easy. New mothers need practical information about getting off to a good start and solving breastfeeding challenges. Health professionals need this information too, because it is rarely taught in medical school. Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding covers the most common problems and questions that mothers encounter: - How do I help my baby to get a good latch - How can I know if my baby is getting enough milk - How can I help him get more? - Can I avoid sore nipples? - Will my medication affect my baby? - How do I fit breastfeeding into my life when I'm so busy? The answers are here. Dr. Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman are two of the world's foremost lactation experts and have helped tens of thousands of new mothers find solutions that work. In this comprehensive guide, they share the most current information about breastfeeding and provide new, effective strategies and solutions to make breastfeeding work for you.
About the Author
Dr. Jack Newman is a Toronto pediatrician who has practised medicine since 1970. In 1984 he established the first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada, at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. He is co-founder of the International Breastfeeding Centre located in Toronto, Ontario. He is the father of three children, all breastfed, and the grandfather of two boys, also breastfed. Teresa Pitman was the executive director of La Leche League Canada for three years, and she has been helping mothers with breastfeeding for more than 30 years. Her articles on parenting and other topics have appeared in Today's Parent, Pregnancy, Baby and Toddler, More, Mothering, Chatelaine and other magazines. Teresa is the author or coauthor of 12 other books on parenting topics, including, most recently, the eighth edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. She is the mother of four breastfed children, and the grandmother of six breastfed children.