Breastfeeding Book

Midwifery Today Breastfeeding Supplement
Paper cover, 8 by 11 magazine format, 70 pages (out of print)

Preface: Breastfeeding is best

This can never be said enough—to mothers, fathers and grandparents, to teachers, children, and employers, to doctors, hospitals and each other.

This book is filled with the best of Midwifery Today, as well as with new information and beautiful photos.
We encourage you to share this special book with others and to spread the word: breast is best!

— Jan Tritten, Editor

Sample articles:

Table of Contents

Section One: In the beginning: The important prenatal period

  • Breastfeeding management for the midwife
    Kathleen G. Auerbach, PhD,IBCLC
  • Things to consider when evaluating breastfeeding pamphlets
    Kathleen G. Auerbach
  • Helping moms get off to a good start
    Tamara Crafts, RN
  • A self-test for the midwife
    Kathleen G. Auerbach, PhD, IBCLC
  • Breastfeeding: Food for thought
    Tamara Crafts, RN
  • Encouraging breastfeeding
    Elena Taggart Medo
  • The health benefits of breastfeeding
    Althea Seaver

Section Two: Nursing the newborn

  • Helping the newborn get started at the breast
    Georgia Vorhies
  • Finger-feeding a preemie
    Jude Kurokawa, CNM
  • Everything I needed
    Kerry Vincent
  • The midwife's role
    Kathleen G. Auerbach, PhD, IBCLC
  • Our common link
    Sue Huml, IBCLC

Section Three: Troubleshooting

  • Mastitis: Positive interventions
    Jacqueline Dever
  • Is your client at risk?
    Jacqueline Dever
  • Herbal treatments
    Jacqueline Dever
  • A breastfeeding success story
    Sheila Wallace, RN, IBCLC
  • Breast and bottle? A mother's story
    Harriet Cook
  • A burning issue
    Nancy Mohrbacher
  • Assessing breastfeeding risk factors
    Sheila Wallace, RN, IBCLC
  • Helping moms cope with exhaustion
    Debbie Heffernpage
  • Cracked nipples: Looking at an old problem in a new way
    Sue Huml, IBCLC

Section Four: Weaning

  • Weaning: A time of passage
    Sue Huml, IBCLC
  • Breastfeeding-still?
    Cathy Merritt

Section Five: The ethics of formula feeding

  • Ethics in a bottle
    Tamara Crafts, RN
  • An unsung resource
    Peter Magnus, M.D
  • The formula for brain food
    Rita Laws, CCE
  • Big profits versus infant life
    Robin Lim

Section Six: Helpful suggestions for your practice

  • Readers share their advice

Section Seven: Books and videos for your library

  • Information to read and share

Section Eight: In the news…

  • Items to keep you up-to-date.

Section Nine: Abstracts to add to your knowledge

  • Important findings from around the world

Section Ten: Resources for more information

  • Places to turn for help and information

Section Eleven: Products and services

  • Companies and products you and your clients can use