BEST OF 2008: 3 Runner-Ups

I already mentioned that Raising Baby Green by Dr. Alan Greene was the best parenting/pregnancy book that I read in 2008.

But there were three other books in that category that I just can't neglect to mention. All three were informative, helpful, and entertaining - and all three deserve the spotlight.

mama_knows_breast book coverMama Knows Breast: Adventures in Breastfeeding by Andi Silverman ($14.95 on Amazon.com) - Compact, humorous, and easy-to-digest...this pocket-sized guide is chock-full of excellent advice and would make a perfect gift for any mom-to-be. {Read my original review, published on 2-24-2008}

the abcs of breastfeeding book coverThe ABC's of Breastfeeding: Everything a Mom Needs to Know for a Happy Nursing Experience by Stacey H. Rubin ($10.17 on Amazon.com) - Written by an experienced nurse, certified lactation consultant, and mother of two, this honest and accurate book is a gem. Rubin has a fantastic style of writing - she speaks with both compassion and authority, yet without the typical medical jargon. {Read my original review, published on 5-2-2008}

working gal's guide to babyville book coverThe Working Gal's Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby by Paige Hobey ($12.04 on Amazon.com) - The title of this one is rather misleading because this is an excellent book for ANY mom or mom-to-be - whether you're working full-time, part-time, outside-the-home, inside-the-home, planning to go back when the kids are older, etc. You'll get a lot of mileage out of this resource regardless of your working status. Hobey's matter-of-fact and "easy" writing style make for a winning combination. This would be an excellent gift for an expectant coworker...or for yourself. {Read my original review, published on 3-26-2008}

WIN IT! There will be three winners. Each winner will receive ONE of the above books. To enter, leave a comment on this post specifying which book you prefer to win and why prior to Wednesday, December 31 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.

*UPDATE* The winner of Mama Knows Breast is #36 Emily. The winner of The ABC's of Breastfeeding is #28 Tobster. The winner of The Working Gal's Guide to Babyville is #34 Tarah. Congratulations to all!

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49 comments on “BEST OF 2008: 3 Runner-Ups”

  1. I think I'd like to win the babyville book because I need all the help I can get once my little one is born!

  2. Just found out today my good friend from high school is pregnant with her first baby. I'd love to give her "Mama Knows Breast: Adventures in Breastfeeding." I breastfed both of my kids and it is such a wonderful bonding experience. I hope she will be able to nurse as well.

  3. Copy of The ABC's of Breastfeeding: Everything a Mom Needs to Know for a Happy Nursing Experience by Stacey H. Rubin. My daughter-in-law is due to have her first child June 30th so this would be an ideal gift.

  4. I would love the ABCs of breast feeding. I do prenatal care and I think having a reference book to give to patients (as a loaner) would encourage them to breastfeed longer.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy B.

  5. I would like Mama Knows Breast: Adventures in Breastfeeding. After my first child, breastfeeding didn't "work". I want to have all the information I need to guarantee success when I have baby #2.

  6. I think any of these books would be wonderful but since it is for my daughter who will be a first time mom and first time nursing I'd choose The ABC’s of Breastfeeding: Everything a Mom Needs to Know for a Happy Nursing Experience

  7. I would love to win "Mama Knows Breast: Adventures in Breastfeeding". I am a nursing mom to a 9 month old little boy and love to read on the subject of breastfeeding. Also, I have a good friend who's expecting her second baby in a couple of months & I'd love to give her this book as part of her shower gift. She had a lot of problems nursing her first baby & plans on "trying" this time around. She loves humor, so I feel this book could give her confidence that she can breastfeed.

  8. I would love to win the The Working Gal’s Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby - because I plan on going back to work after the baby is born. This would be wonderful!

  9. I would love the Mama Knows Breast book since I've found humorous books on breastfeeding to be some of the more helpful ones in the past. Thanks!

  10. I would like the ABC's of Breastfeeding because it seems to cover anything and everything I need to know. Thanks!

  11. I would love to win Mama Knows Breast because nursing can be extremely challenging. I'm hoping that it will be easier the second time around. Nonetheless...I loved the bonding time I had with my daughter but there were numerous times when I had a question or concern. This book would come in handy!

  12. The Working Gal’s Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby would be my pick. I'm trying to get pregnant and work full time.

  13. The Working Gal’s Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby b/c this is a real dillema of how to properly balance work and a baby that would be very helpful

  14. I'd like to win the ABC's of Breastfeeding. My first child is due in about a month and I would really like a good reference book.

  15. I'd love to win The Working Gal’s Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby looks great. I really need some advice to get the best out of my life with baby. Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays!

  16. I think the Mama Knows Breast would be great for me because it has been four years since I have breastfed a baby and I need some reassurance and advice.

  17. The Working Gal’s Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby looks like a book my sister-in-law, who is expecting, would love!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  18. The Working Gal’s Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby- Sounds like it would be really useful and I need all the advice and tips I can get! So I think any of these books would be nice! Thanks for entering me.

  19. Copy of Mama Knows Breast: Adventures in Breastfeeding by Andi Silverman (ARV $14.95)
    for my cousin who is breast feeding her newborn.

  20. I'd prefer The Working Gal’s Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby because it would make a great gift for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. I'd like to win The Working Gal’s Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life. I think it would be very helpful for me.

  22. this would be great for my wife to learn more about breastfeeding because we are expecting our first baby in april.

  23. Mama Knows Breast: Adventures in Breastfeeding…i would like to have this for my daughter in law . she would be very interested in this one

  24. The ABCs of Breastfeeding looks like the book for me! I have known so many women who had problems breastfeeding and want to make sure that I have as much knowledge as possible before getting there myself.

  25. I would love to winThe Working Gal’s Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby for my son and daughter-in-law who are expecting their first baby.

  26. The guide to babyville for me. I've already completed the breastfeeding phase so I would love to give this book a read then pass it on to one of the many other mothers to be!

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