Breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of feeding your baby especially during the crucial and delicate stage from the first to the sixth month. After giving birth, your baby will immediately be exposed to external threats such bacteria and infection so it will need proper nutrition to strengthen their immunities.
This is the reason why your diet during pregnancy and after is very important. What we take it will ultimately affect your child’s growth. Check out our posts on pregnancy and breastfeeding diet to give you an idea on how to do it.
Formula milk was created merely as a support to breast milk because there are mothers who have difficulty in producing the right and consistent amount of milk for their babies. However, the main source of nutrition for any new born is still milk straight from its mom’s breast.
Aside from having higher protein, carbohydrates and nutrients, it’s also said that breastfeeding creates a much stronger bond between child and mother because of the proximity it requires between the two in those formative years after pregnancy.
Are Breastfeeding Books Helpful?
Definitely. Look at breastfeeding books as a support, a help, so that you can breastfeed your child without worry that you’re doing it wrong. The act itself is simple, but the entire process from keeping yourself healthy, eating the right food and supplements, the environment you and your child should be in, and the like, are important factors to consider.
Instead of being confused and maybe even misinformed by myths and old wives’ tales that have not been scientifically proven, below are recommended books you can consider as you take on breastfeeding, for the benefit of your baby, as well as for you.
1. The Womanly Art Of Breastfeeding
We just love how Diane Wiessinger’s approach to breastfeeding is as a delicate and elegant masterpiece, that the mother is the artist in this beautiful process of nurturing her child. As title boldly declares, breastfeeding is an art and the artist must command it with much love and care.
Now on its updated 8th revision, read on and be educated with the books’ abundance of scientifically-backed information, stories and tips that you can use as you breastfeed your baby.
2. Latch: A Handbook For Breastfeeding With Confidence At Every Stage
Roblin Kaplan M. Ed. provides you with research and step-by-step instructions about breastfeeding. The author and certified lactation consultant has written each page with the purpose of creating a sense of control among mothers when it comes to nursing. Often, it might feel like such a scary and burdensome responsibility. However, Kaplan demonstrates that that is not at all what it is.
Mothers have innate empowerment that they can tap into and use that in correctly nursing their babies into proper growth and development.
3. Breastfeeding Made Simple
Breastfeeding can sometimes be a task and a chore that we’re afraid we will mess up. As mothers, it is important to be reminded that these fears are normal and can be eradicated by having correct information about breastfeeding and how you should do it.
With Nancy Mohrbacher’s bestseller, you will find your confidence as a new mom in nourishing your baby from birth to the next two years the most nature-inspire way. She writes that breastfeeding is not at all as complicated as we make it out to be, but is in fact a simple process you can handle on your own.