La Leche League


Book: The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk

PART 1—INVESTIGATING YOUR MILK SUPPLY Chapter 1—Understanding Your Milk Factory. Chapter 2—What's Normal and What's Not? Chapter 3—How to Know if There Really is a Problem.
PART 2— MAKING THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE Chapter 4—Supplementing Without Decreasing Your Milk Supply. Chapter 5—Getting Your Milk Production Off to a Good Start.
PART 3—INVESTIGATING CAUSES OF LOW MILK PRODUCTION Chapter 6— Is It Something You're Doing? Chapter 7— Is It Something Your Baby Is Doing? Chapter 8— Is It Something About Your Breasts? Chapter 9— Is It Your Hormones? Chapter 10—Can Your Mind Affect Your Supply?
PART 4—INCREASING MILK PRODUCTION Chapter 11—Physical Techniques to Make More Milk. Chapter 12—Galactogogues: Foods, Herbs, and Medications That Stimulate Milk Production. Chapter 13—Making More Milk When You Return to Work or School. Chapter 14—Making More Milk in Special Situations: Exclusive Pumping, Premies, Multiples, Relactation, and Induced Lactation.
PART 5—SURVIVING THE PRESENT AND PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE Chapter 15—Coping with Low Milk Supply. Chapter 16—What About Next Time?
With all the latest research and new discoveries about the way the breast makes milk and how babies feed at the breast, including innovative information about how to increase the milk supply, this book is an indispensible resource for mothers, family members, friends, caregivers, health care providers, and lactation professionals.



Book: Depression in New Mothers Second Edition

Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives.
Depression is the number one cause of maternal death in developed countries and results in adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. It is vital, therefore, that health professionals are ready and able to help those women that suffer from perinatal and postpartum depression (PPD). This book provides a comprehensive approach to treating PPD in an easy-to-use format. It reviews the research and brings together the evidence-base for understanding the causes and for assessing the different treatment options, including those that are safe for use with breastfeeding mothers. It incorporates a new psychoneuroimmunology framework for understanding postpartum depression and includes chapters on: * negative birth experiences * infant characteristics * psychosocial factors * antidepressant medication * therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy * herbal medicine and alternative therapies * suicide and infanticide. Invaluable in treating the mothers who come to you for help, this helpful guide dispels the myths that hinder effective treatment and presents up-to-date information on the impact of maternal depression on the health of the mother, as well as the health and well-being of the infant.



Book: Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

If you can only get one book about breastfeeding this would be the one to get! It has the most up to date information and lots of mothering stories and advise. The new edition is best but on a budget the old one is still great - we have just a few left!