This unique book teaches pregnant and new moms how to breastfeed by seeing it up close and unhidden at birth and beyond.
Also featured are moms telling us about breastfeeding at birth including Caesarean birth; and one mom sharing her birth story with images and video of her cuddling her newborn to life after being told her baby 'didn't make it;' and seven museum images of breastfeeding photographs and paintings dating from the 1500s to early 1900s.
Images and videos reveal what happens when moms learn how to hold their babies to breastfeed in a way that is entirely different from holding their babies to bottlefeed. Moms and babies are comfortable and babies are satisfied at the breast.
Moms and babies are seen responding to each other in the magical dance of breastfeeding that begins with babies' early feeding cues; and progresses to the baby taking mom's breast and feeding well.
Moms choose many different positions to get comfortable breastfeeding their babies while sitting, lying down, and semi-reclining.
Families have openly shared their efforts and their joy in this unabashed guide to breastfeeding that inspires confidence with both 'how-to' and evocative images and videos.
Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy is a visual guide for Mom, her family and friends who want to help her, and her practitioners.
Its focus is on showing how to establish a comfortable breastfeeding relationship, prevent problems, and solve problems should they occur; and can offer solutions even in the middle of a crisis.
Book is 336 total pages including over 170 full-page photographs and 9 selected videos. Concise text supplements and clarifies the image and video content. The videos are approximately 2-5 minutes each.
Endorsed by moms, physicians, nurses, IBCLC certified lactation consultants, doulas, midwives, celebrities, and others; this book is a timeless resource for pregnant and new moms and a treasured gift for generations.
'Magnificent … like having a wise and loving grandmother show you exactly how to nurse your baby.' -Christiane Northrup, MD
'Exquisite … inspires, delights and informs … the perfect gift …' -Mary Ann Kerwin, Co-founder La Leche League International
'A manual of wisdom and celebration that should be read by anyone who is, has, or is going to breastfeed an infant.' -Larry Baskind, MD
'My husband read it to me page by page as I learned the correct (and pain-free!) way to feed my baby (yay for being Daddy friendly!!). It literally changed my life.' -Heather Novak
'Laura Keegan's photographs are stunning in their beauty, detail, and ability to capture the essence of proper positioning and latch.'-Rixa Freeze, PhD
'Laura demonstrates in her photographs that maternal positioning for breastfeeding is entirely different to that of bottlefeeding…'-Jenny Smith, midwife; Dr. Felicity Plaat, anaesthetist, and Prof.Nicholas Fisk, Obstetrician
'I was as mesmerized by the language as I was by the photos, most of which were taken by the author. I still get goosebumps from the photo on page … As someone who is squeamish about breastfeeding at heart, I did gulp at some of the photos, but I think they are incredibly important for helping moms get comfortable with their bodies, and they are needed to help change our culture. Most of all ... this book wants us to fall in love with breastfeeding, and I did, in a way that I didn't get a chance to experience when I was going through it myself. For an expecting mother or new mother I can't think of a better gift.' -Bettina Forbes, co-founder Best for Babes®
Although this book contains some video content it will only be available on supporting devices.