Sunday, May 4, 2008

BOOK REVIEW: "Mama Knows Breast: A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding," by Andi Silverman

Learning how to breastfeed your baby takes practice and persistence. But it also takes a mentor, someone who can teach you the basics, as well as help you navigate the unique problems you may encounter. Andi Silverman is that mentor.

Even if you have been breastfeeding for a while, the invaluable advice and tips offered in this book will help you iron out any problems you may be having so that you can enjoy breastfeeding your baby even more.

"Mama Knows Breast" is a virtual breastfeeding manual that is based on Silverman’s own experiences, as well as input from other breastfeeding moms. Her intention was to write a book that addresses the issues she wished someone had told her, but the end result is a virtual compendium that covers everything from the basics to more complicated issues such as how to breastfeed if you have had breast augmentation. There is even a chapter called “Answering Your Questions” that addresses just about any question on breastfeeding you might have!

Although the main focus of Silverman’s book is breastfeeding, she takes a holistic approach that includes practical advice on how to care for yourself, as well as tips for adjusting to the lifestyle changes that are brought about once your baby arrives.

The book is written in what I like to call a girlfriendese style, making you feel like Ms. Silverman is speaking to you directly. It is succinct, straightforward, and easy to understand.

Mama Knows Breast is a must-have book for every breastfeeding mother. It’s the closest thing you can get to a lactation consultant without paying for one!

Original post on New Mom Central.

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