If you are thinking about breastfeeding your baby, it helps to learn everything you can. While some babies do latch quickly, not all of them do. Now is the time to prepare for the possibility that your baby might have difficulty latching. Breastfeeding books also go over the benefits, easy techniques, frequency, and even how to pump and save the milk for late. Here are some of the most popular breastfeeding books to buy.
Breastfeeding With Confidence by Sue Cox
This is one of the top-rated breastfeeding books around. It is written by Sue Cox, who is a midwife and a board-certified lactation consultant. She helps provide expert-level advice on breastfeeding, from knowing when to have the milk come naturally, to selecting the right pump She also provide a lot of advice and resources you might not learn from other books. There are a variety of patterns you will soon develop with your baby in order to breastfeed for as long as possible. Sue also goes over situations that might come up with your partner when you are breastfeeding.
The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
This breastfeeding book is written in a casual style that makes it easy to read even in the middle of the night when you’re tired and desperate to nurse your baby. There are large, color illustrations making it easy to follow along with various latching techniques. Kathleen Huggins writes in a conversational tone, making it feel as if you are getting all of this advice from a friend. The book is in its 7th edition and has been out for over 20 years, so you know it’s a good one.
Preparing to Breastfeed: A Pregnant Woman’s Guide by Teresa Pitman
Preparing to Breastfeed is a book written by an author who has a lot of experience helping others breastfeed their babies. Teresa Pitman guides you through every step of the process, from knowing what nursing bras to wear, to figuring out a latch even for a baby who is having difficulty, to creating a good pumping schedule. It also goes more into depth about how nursing and milk production works and what you can do before your baby is born to start preparing for breastfeeding.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a true artform, one that is natural and that you are born to do. While some babies don’t ever nurse, it is worth it to at least try. La Leche League International has had 8 editions of this book, proving just how popular it is. It is updated every few years every time new information is presented about breastfeeding. This provides some in-depth help with not just breastfeeding, but when you should start to wean your child, how to nurse at work, and when to start your baby on solid foods.