The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding *GIVEAWAY*

8:14 PM Posted by Erin

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Breastfeeding is a natural thing, but it also can be quite difficult and I found the best way to get through the hard early days was though family support and obtaining as much knowledge on the subject as I could by talking to my pediatrician, other nursing moms, websites (like Kellymom) and a good detailed guide like Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding by Marianne Neifert, MD. This reference book, written by a well-known pediatrician and national breastfeeding expert is a pleasant read. Known as "Dr. Mom", Neifert packages everything you need to know from nursing a preemie to weaning a toddler into short, easy to follow paragraphs and chapters.

What's Inside:


•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


My Take: I found the book's sections to be well structured. Although it may seen like a lot of information at first, the index made subjects I searched easy to find by topic. Dr. Mom writes with informed knowledge of her subject matter as well as emotion, sensitivity and depth. This book is a sure read for any nursing mother who likes to be prepared and also makes a great gift for first time mommies. Purchase Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding in your local bookstore or at Amazon.com for under $12.

Want It? Win It!
One winner will receive their own copy of The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding.

The Details: One lucky winner will win their own copy of Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding by Marianne Neifert, MD. The Rules: Tell me why you'd like to have this book.

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*Winners are chosen randomly, if you want all your chances counted, make sure you leave individual comments, not all of them in one!
*winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.
*contest ends September 19th, 9 pm EST. Winner will be posted within 48 hours.
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14 comments:

  1. Emily @ Baby Dickey said...

    I'd love to have this book because I plan on breastfeeding our first--due in Decemeber--and will take all the tips I can get!!!

    erdickey@gmail.com

  2. Emily @ Baby Dickey said...

    I follow this blog

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  3. Sashafras said...

    I want to win this book because I am an aspiring doula and it would be a great book to have in my library to loan to clients.

  4. Sashafras said...

    I'm a follower!

  5. Sashafras said...

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted!
    sashafras

  6. beth1677 said...

    I will be having my first babies - yes babies! Twins! I do plan on breast feeding. I know it can be done with two, but will need some help. Books are a great place to start.

  7. chrissyb said...

    Im a first time mommy with a boy due in Nov. This would really come in handy for me!!
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  8. chrissyb said...

    Im a follower.

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  9. sunnymum said...

    I'd love to win this to give it to my friend who is expecting her first child in November and has all sorts of questions about breastfeeding. I know there's still a lot I can learn (currently nursing #2), but I think she'd get more use out of the book.

  10. bekki1820cb said...

    I was only able to breastfeed my son for a couple of weeks because I was having trouble with him latching on. I would really like to fully breastfeed my next baby without any trouble. I think that this book would really help, considering I didn't really have anyone to guide me with my son. Thanks for the chance!

  11. bekki1820cb said...

    I follow this blog!

  12. Lauren said...

    I'd love to have this book b/c I'm due with my first at the end of september and know I'll need all the help I can get! I don't have breastfeeding friends nearby and think this could be really great resource.

  13. Heidi said...

    My husband and I are currently trying to conceive and I would like to learn all I can about breastfeeding before baby is born!

  14. rebecca said...

    Wow. I'm still nursing my first son at 17 months and we've had a really tough go of it. I still struggle with painful nursing sessions and poor latch. I'd love to read up so that hopefully next time it will go more smoothly

    gitrecca at gmail dot com