Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin's newest book explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and is filled with practical advice that will help new mothers breastfeed their babies in the most fulfilling way possible.
Inspiring as well as informative, it shows women that by trusting and connecting with their bodies--which are built with the natural ability to feed and nourish babies--they can experience the joys of breastfeeding without fear, inhibition, or embarrassment.
The wide-ranging topics covered here include
-The Benefits of Breastfeeding
-How Breasts Are Made and How They Make Milk
-How Birthing Practices Affect Nursing
-Pumps and Other Products
-Going back to Work
-Nipplephobia: What to do About It
-And Much More
Written by a mother and midwife who has, with her partners, ushered thousands of babies into the world and watched many of them grow, Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding is a powerful and practical guide filled with helpful advice, medical facts, and real-life stories that will help mothers understand how and why breastfeeding works and how they can use it to more deeply connect with their children and their own bodies.