It’s unfortunate that “The ABC’s of Breastfeeding: Everything a Mom Needs to Know for a Happy Nursing Experience” (AMACOM, January 2008) ended up with such a bland title and ho-hum cover because this book is really a jewel. In this case, you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
Author Stacey Rubin provides an accurate and honest portrayal of breastfeeding, from preparing for it to weaning from it. As an experienced nurse and certified lactation consultant (and a mother of two), Rubin has witnessed and helped hundreds of women turn their nursing experience into a blissful one.
Rubin speaks with compassion and authority on everything from how to prepare for breastfeeding before your baby is born to building a healthy milk supply to how to continue breastfeeding after returning to work.
This is one of the top three nursing books I’ve read and I sincerely recommend it to new moms and moms-to-be.
In fact, a fantastic gift idea for a pregnant or “new mom” friend would be to make up a “breastfeeding basket” with:
- a nursing camisole or pajama set
- a Bebe au Lait nursing cover
- a tube of Lansinoh Lanolin
- a few healthy snack items, and
- a copy of this book.
No matter what book you choose, I think it’s a good idea to have one or two breastfeeding books on-hand after you have a baby. Questions are bound to pop up and it’s good to have a trusted resource to turn to.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a copy of “The ABC’s of Breastfeeding: Everything a Mom Needs to Know for a Happy Nursing Experience” by Stacey Rubin. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Friday, May 9 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Saturday, May 10. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #11 jen g. Congratulations!