This comprehensive guide contains all the latest information on breast-feeding your baby successfully, including:
- how to prepare for breast-feeding
- what to expect in the early stages
- how to overcome common problems, such as sore nipples and mastitis
And if you can't... the first rule is you shouldn't feel a failure. Clare Byam-Cook recognises there are certain circumstances where bottle feeding is an advisable alternative. Rather than making you feel guilty if you prefer, or have to, bottle feed, she is wholly supportive and sympathetic, providing you with all the practical advice and information you need.
About the author
Clare Byam-Cook trained as a nurse and midwife. She has worked as a breast-feeding specialist in Christine Hill's antenatal practice for sixteen years and previously worked as a midwife at Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital in London. She also carries out home or hospital visits to any mother who is having feeding problems.
Clare has written articles for various baby magazines, is a regular guest expert for Junior Pregnancy & Birth magazine and has made appearances on television and radio, including This Morning and Gloria Hunniford. She is also an expert on Gina Ford's website.