ABOUT MY BOOK Lactation specialist Leanna Sexton has written the ultimate breastfeeding book. It has everything you need to know about lactation, but it’s different than the rest. Instead of writing it like a novel this book has been written in lessons similar to a Q&A. Nobody wants to have to flip through hundreds of pages to find the answer to their question. Flip to the organized detailed outline in the beginning of the book and easily be able to find the topic you have in mind. It’s extremely organized. It’s easy to read. Information is clear and straight to the point. Lists are bullet pointed for quick referencing. This book will bring clarity to all your lactation questions.
WHERE TO BUY IT 1.) You can buy it on Amazon here. 2.) Ask your local bookstore if they have it in stock. They may be willing to order it for you. That's a win win for everyone. You wouldn't have to pay shipping. It helps the author a lot because it lets bookstores nationwide know about the author and their books. It also stimulates your local economy by supporting businesses in your area. 3.) You can also ask your local hospital with a maternity unit if they carry it in the gift shop.
WHY BUY IT If you want to breastfeed, a good breastfeeding book can be your breast friend to teach you all you need to know. Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn’t mean it comes easy to everyone. The more you learn ahead of time the more prepared you will be. This book answers all the questions about how to breastfeed, how to pump, how to store your milk in the fridge or freezer, how long breast milk is good for, how to deal with common breastfeeding problems, and much more. Breastfeeding is so healthy for babies and mommas. Learn all about the health impact and how to succeed at meeting your breastfeeding goals. Check out the detailed outline below to see every topic in the book. This book isn’t like all the other breastfeeding books. Most breastfeeding books are written like a novel that you have to flip through hundreds of pages to find your answer. This book is written as lesson plans that are straightforward, easy to read, and easy to follow. If you read a chapter a day, you’ll finish the book in less than a month. Or if you only want to read about a certain subject, it’s easy to find. Scroll on down to see the table of contents and detailed outline.
THE TABLE OF CONTENTS Ch. 1 Choosing breast milk ….. page 1 Ch. 2 Breastfeeding myths ….. page 16 Ch. 3 Nutrition ….. page 22 Ch. 4 How milk changes ….. page 38 Ch. 5 How to breastfeed ….. page 43 Ch. 6 Pumping, storing milk, and bottle feeding expressed milk ……………………………………………………………..page 59 Ch. 7 Breastfeeding multiples ….. page 77 Ch. 8 Feeding a premature baby ….. page 80 Ch. 9 Breastfeeding and working outside the home ….. page 83 Ch. 10 Baby blues and postpartum depression ….. page 90 Ch. 11 Bumps in the breastfeeding road ….. page 94 Ch. 12 Supplementation and choosing a formula ….. page 117 Ch. 13 Relactation ….. page 140 Ch. 14 Induced lactation to breastfeed an adopted baby …..page 142 Ch. 15 Lactating after a loss ….. page 144 Ch. 16 Support and culture ….. page 147 Ch. 17 Co-sleeping ….. page 155 Ch. 18 Feeding solids ….. page 161 Ch. 19 Tandem nursing ….. page 167 Ch. 20 Weaning ….. page 169 Ch. 21 Your lactating body ….. page 171 Ch. 22 The lactating wife ….. page 180 Ch. 23 Other uses for breast milk ….. page 189 Ch. 24 Resources ….. page 196
A DETAILED OUTLINE OF THE BOOK Ch. 1 Choosing breast milk
Mommy wars – do not judge how a woman feeds her baby
What is in breast milk?
What is in formula?
A baby’s need for breast milk and how it affects their development
The benefits of breastfeeding for the baby’s health, momma’s health, your relationship with the baby, financial benefits, and more
The pros and cons of exclusive breastfeeding
The pros and cons of breastfeeding and bottle feeding pumped milk
The pros and cons of exclusively pumping and bottle feeding
There are no “benefits” to breast milk because it is the biological norm
The risks of formula feeding
The pros and cons of using formula
Ch. 2 Breastfeeding myths
Regarding how often you should breastfeed
Regarding how much milk they need
Regarding milk supply
Regarding breast size
Regarding mother’s age
Regarding tattoos and piercings
Regarding giving water
Regarding preparing your breasts
Regarding alcohol, medications, and illness
Regarding spoiling your baby
Ch. 3 Nutrition
Introduction to nutrition
Nutrition during pregnancy
Nutrition during lactation
Can you have caffeine?
What you should not eat
What you should try to eat more of
The nutrition Baby gets from your milk
Breast milk lays the foundation for how your baby’s body should function
Breast milk never loses nutritional value even after Baby turns 1
The nutritional benefits of breastfeeding your toddler
Ch. 4 How milk changes
Your breasts may begin “leaking” milk while you are still pregnant
Colostrum vs. mature milk
When your milk will “come in”
Foremilk and hindmilk
The milk ejection reflex AKA a letdown
Milk just right for that baby at that age at that moment
Milk changes throughout the day and night
Flavors from your food
Milk changes colors
Breast milk is different for boys and girls
More milk from one breast than the other
Ch. 5 How to breastfeed
Preparing for breastfeeding
Dressing for nursing
A good latch
Do you have to feed from each side at every feeding?
How often Baby will eat at different ages
How to encourage a baby to want to eat
The breast crawl at birth
Successfully initiating breastfeeding after birth
Tips for breastfeeding after a c-section
Establishing a good milk supply from that first day
How much milk they need
Maximizing milk transfer
How to know your baby is getting enough
Signs of a good feeding
Setting up a nursing station
Needing to sit and breastfeed when you have older kids to take care of
Breastfeeding outside your home
Breastfeeding or bottle feeding in the car
Nursing in public
To cover or not?
Breastfeeding while babywearing
Ch. 6 Pumping, storing milk, and bottle feeding expressed milk
When do women need a breast pump?
Choosing a breast pump and the right breast shield (flanges)
How to use a breast pump
When should you pump? How often?
How to get the most milk out of a pumping session
Storage containers options
Storing expressed milk: fridge, freezer, and deep freezing
How long is milk good for?
When your frozen milk smells soapy
Can I combine milk from different pump sessions?
How to thaw breast milk
How to warm the milk
Giving expressed milk, how to bottle feed (safety guidelines, positioning, and bonding)
Getting Baby to take a bottle
Which bottles are best?
Which nipples are best?
What about pacifiers?
Ch. 7 Breastfeeding multiples
You can breastfeed multiples
Tips for twins
More than twins?
Ch. 8 Feeding a premature baby
When your baby is born early
Breast milk is medicine for preemies and sick babies
Nursing in the NICU
What to do when your baby can’t latch and suckle yet
When you start to feed at the breast
Little milestones go a long way
Feeding your preemie after you bring them home
Ch. 9 Breastfeeding and working outside the home
The condition of maternity leave in America
When is the best time to go back?
Pumping at work
Informing your boss of your need to pump
Laws protecting breastfeeding mothers
Working fewer hours for more breastfeeding time and family time
Child care arrangements and breast milk
Traveling without baby
Ch. 10 Baby blues and postpartum depression
D-MER (dysphoric milk ejection reflex)
A note to family members and friends
Ch. 11 Bumps in the breastfeeding road
Lack of adequate education
Sore and cracked nipples
Lumps and bumps
Lesions and rashes
Not making enough milk
What can decrease supply
How to increase your supply
An oversupply of milk
Overactive let down
Tongue tie and lip tie
Flat and inverted nipples
When to use a nipple shield
Smoking cigarettes while breastfeeding
Drug addiction and breastfeeding?
How medications affect your milk
Teething and biting
Slow weight gain
When to call in the lactation health professional
Ch. 12 Supplementation and choosing a formula
When can a baby not have breastmilk?
When can a woman not breastfeed?
When do you need to supplement with donor milk or formula?