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Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding

by Marianne Neifert, M.D.

Published by Sterling Publishers

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  • Keys to a plentiful milk supply
  • Tips for pumping, storing, and feeding expressed milk
  • Breastfeeding strategies for working mothers

Expert breastfeeding advice for today's mother

Written by well-known pediatrician and national breastfeeding expert Dr. Marianne Neifert, Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding condenses decades of experience into a wellspring of practical information and reassuring words of wisdom. This unparalleled reference packages everything you need to know about breastfeeding in one comprehensive, easy-to-use volume.


  • How to prepare for breastfeeding before your baby arrives
  • What to expect at the hospital once your baby is born
  • Tips & techniques for comfortable, effective breastfeeding
  • Solutions for common breastfeeding problems
  • Strategies for combining breastfeeding & working
  • Healthy lifestyle choices while breastfeeding
  • Guidelines for weaning
  • An extensive list of resources for breastfeeding information & support
  • And more!

One of America's most noted pediatricians and nationally recognized lactation experts gives you all the essential information you need to successfully breastfeed your baby -- in one indispensable guide.

Breastfeeding is nature's perfect design for feeding and nurturing babies, and while it's natural, it's not always easy -- for you or your baby! That's where Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding can help, providing a trusted doctor's prescription for achieving a successful and satisfying breastfeeding experience.

Marianne Neifert, M.D., widely known as Dr. MomĀ®, is a nationally recognized breastfeeding expert, acclaimed pediatrician, and mother of five. Dr. Neifert has drawn on her more than thirty years of experience assisting breastfeeding mothers to write this sound, reassuring, and eminently practical guide to every aspect of breastfeeding. Dr. Neifert skillfully balances the popular message that breastfeeding is highly beneficial, natural, and convenient with the reality that many well-intentioned mothers encounter difficulties, whether getting started or continuing to breastfeed. She outlines effective guidelines for establishing a successful breastfeeding relationship and offers specific strategies to assist nursing mothers with common lactation difficulties and to reach their personal breastfeeding goals.

Brimming with professional advice and comforting encouragement, Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding will equip you to make breastfeeding a rewarding and memorable part of your baby's earliest experiences of life.

pub date: 2009-07-07 | paperback | 9781402758171