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Friday, January 16, 2015
Seven Natural Laws for Breastfeeding Mothers
Published: December 1, 2010 by New Harbinger Publications
First Published: September 15, 2005
I almost sat down to write this review while in labor waiting to leave for the hospital. But then decided my last few moments at home without a baby could be better spend. (I guess I'm not that dedicated of a blogger.) In a way it's probably better this way, now that I'm able to give my point of view from the other side, where I've actually been able to apply its advice.
Like many parenting books I've read so far, this feels quite repetitive. But again, I'm sure it's that way intentionally to get its point across. So much of what is in here reads a bit like common sense. After all, it's hard to establish breastfeeding if you're not spending time with a baby or if you don't make a point to actually feed them.
But even with these criticisms I still found it quite helpful. There was a lactation consultant in the hospital that did come visit me, but at that point we had pretty much figured it out, due in some parts to this book I'm sure. Much of the advice I received at the hospital I found myself nodding my head to, since I had already read about it myself. Plus there were a few tricks in the book no one mentioned to me that have already been helpful.
At the time that I'm writing this review, our baby is only a week old, but so far breastfeeding seems to be going really well. In some ways you could attribute this to the book, or it just could be a lot of luck, but whatever the reason, it seems to be working. Hopefully we're able to continue it through the next year, but who knows. All I know is that we've gotten off to a strong start and again while I wouldn't give the book complete credit for that, I have to imagine it's helped.
Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!