Breastfeeding can be all angels and rainbows. But more often it is an unlatching baby screaming at you, cracked nipples that feel like they’re being held in a vice-grip and licked by a cat, 3 a.m. freak-outs, explosively painful engorged boobs, flu-like mastitis. And then there’s pumping. And that is why, even considering breastfeeding makes you a saint.
We tell ourselves that breastfeeding is natural, and therefore we should all be able to do it. While it is natural, it is not easy. This book is for every woman who found the truth of breastfeeding to be somewhat askew from her pre-baby fantasies, and for every woman who does not want to be taken by surprise by the latch – or lack there of.
This book is not intended for diagnosis, but for entertainment and commiseration.
Includes topics like:
Latching onto Latching
Screaming at the Breast
Nursing Mothers Do it in Groups
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Pumping
Woman vs the Cover
And Then There Were Teeth
The Bottle Battle
Mastitis, Engorgement and Other Pains in the Boob
Cassi Clark is an author, a journalist, and a web writer, a Master of Public Administration, a mother, a knitter, a skier, and an adventurer. She is a Colorado Native, an Oregon Duck, a former Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Instructor and a New York City survivor.
She has written about topics that range from outdoor adenturing to top Colorado businesses to innovative education programs. Her writing comes from a bottomless curiosity about human nature and the experiences we share. In addition to Breastfeeding Is a Bitch, she is working on her first Historical Fiction novel about a female serial killer in 1912 Denver. She lives in Denver with The Best Husband Ever, her Little Milkaholic, and two of the universe’s coolest cats. She invites you to join the community at: www.breastfeedingisabitch.com.
Abby Sher, author of Amen, Amen, Amen and Breastfeeding Mom
Part self-help guide, part nursing companion, I Can Breastfeed: Visualizing Your Way to Breastfeeding Success off ers help in preparing for the arrival of a new baby. Learn to use visualization and affirmations to build confidence and foster a successful breastfeeding relationship with your baby.
Based upon her experience as a lactation consultant, midwife, and mother of two, Kristina Chamberlain, CNM, ARNP, IBCLC, provides practical advice for the new mom and the working mom. Gain confidence on a variety of breastfeeding topics:
Benefits of breastfeeding
Expectations for the first two weeks of your babys life
Proper breastfeeding positions and latch
Common breastfeeding obstacles and how to avoid them
Appropriate birth control while nursing
Preparations for going back to work
I Can Breastfeed provides ten visualization exercises and over forty affirmations that will motivate you to believe that breastfeeding is not only the normal but the very best way to feed your baby.
With its unique blend of support, science, and research, this classic guide will continue to encourage mothers to nurse their babies as long as they both desire.
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Maci Bookout was just a normal, slightly overachieving high school girl in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But then she got pregnant, and everything turned upside down. Even as she rose to fame on MTV's hit series Teen Mom, Maci was struggling to balance life as a single teen mom with her own hopes and dreams...all while honoring her own sense of independence.
This is the true story of how she took charge of the unexpected to build a life for herself and her son Bentley, and managed not to go crazy in the process. Because sometimes growing up is an act of will...and Maci's will is bulletproof.
When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent." But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How?
With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.