From leading midwife and the author of "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" comes this deeply compassionate and comprehensive guide to making breastfeeding a joyful experience for both mother and child. 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. Inspiring as well as informative, "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 without fear, inhibition, or embarrassment.
INA MAY GASKIN, certified professional midwife, has been a midwife for more than thirty-five years at The Farm Midwifery Center at The Farm, in Summertown, Tennessee. Nearly 100 percent of the women who have given birth and lived in the Farm community have been able to exclusively breastfeed their babies. Ina May is past president of the Midwives' Alliance of North America. She lectures internationally, writes for national publications, and has been interviewed by a range of media on birth and breastfeeding.
1 How Breastfeeding Works, and How It Relates to Mothering 2 Preparing for Nursing 3 How Birth Practices Affect Breastfeeding 4 Getting Started: The Basics 5 Your Baby's Needs-and Yours-During the First Week 6 Problem-Solving During the First Week 7 Sleeping Arrangements 8 If You Have a Job Outside Your Home 9 The First Three Months 10 As Your Baby Gets Older 11 Nursing Twins...and More 12 When Babies Get Sick or Need Hospitalization 13 Weaning 14 Shared Nursing, Wet-Nursing, and Forgotten Lore 15 Nipplephobia: What It Is and Why We Should Eradicate It 16 Creating a Breastfeeding Culture