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Bon Appetite, Baby! The Breastfeeding Kit by Elaine Moran is a must for all new mothers. This new book takes the mystery out of the breastfeeding experience. It will help mothers provide their babies with an optimal milk supply and maintain their own good health, while safely and naturally returning to their prepregnancy weight.
This unique, four-part book includes:
Part I - The Practical Breastfeeding Manual explains every aspect of breastfeeding basics and helps new parents identify and appropriatley manage early breastfeeding difficulties and common newborn problems.
Part II - The Complete Nutrition and Weight Loss Guide shows the nursing mother how to maintain her own good health and provide her baby with an optimal milk supply, while safely and naturally returning to her prepregnancy weight.
Part III - The Six-Week Nursing Diary with the Nurse-N-Track System TM is a two-part diary for easy monitoring of breastfeeding progress for both the mother and baby during the first six weeks postpartum.
Part IV - The New Mother's Journal is a place to record precious memories of the first days of motherhood with specific questions, idea starters and inspirational, quotations to inspire creative journal writing.
A wonderful aid for any mom even thinking about adopting and breastfeeding by Debra Stewart Peterson.
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.
PART 1â€”INVESTIGATING YOUR MILK SUPPLY
Chapter 1â€”Understanding Your Milk Factory.
Chapter 2â€”What's Normal and What's Not?
Chapter 3â€”How to Know if There Really is a Problem.
PART 2â€” MAKING THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE Chapter 4â€”Supplementing Without Decreasing Your Milk Supply. Chapter 5â€”Getting Your Milk Production Off to a Good Start.
PART 3â€”INVESTIGATING CAUSES OF LOW MILK PRODUCTION Chapter 6â€” Is It Something You're Doing? Chapter 7â€” Is It Something Your Baby Is Doing? Chapter 8â€” Is It Something About Your Breasts? Chapter 9â€” Is It Your Hormones? Chapter 10â€”Can Your Mind Affect Your Supply?
PART 4â€”INCREASING MILK PRODUCTION Chapter 11â€”Physical Techniques to Make More Milk. Chapter 12â€”Galactogogues: Foods, Herbs, and Medications That Stimulate Milk Production. Chapter 13â€”Making More Milk When You Return to Work or School. Chapter 14â€”Making More Milk in Special Situations: Exclusive Pumping, Premies, Multiples, Relactation, and Induced Lactation.
PART 5â€”SURVIVING THE PRESENT AND PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE Chapter 15â€”Coping with Low Milk Supply. Chapter 16â€”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.
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!
Informative book by Christa Herzog-Isler, IBCLC and Klaus Honigmann, MD - it is the choice for $3.95 on the menu. An alternative is a booklet by Sarah Coulter Danner with good pictures and gives all the necessary information for only $.50.
To the Zen monks the Shakuhachi is a spiritual tool that calms the body and the mind. This meditative piece of music of the Shakuhachi will relax anyone who listens to it, especially mothers to be and their baby. Your baby will bond to your inner peace and remember the music. Playing this music during labour will keep you calm and in control. You'll be able to focus inward on the movement of your baby and together you will let go of fear and experience the joy of childbirth. This is the Soundtrack to the Safe Yoga for Mothers to Be video. Composed by Riley Lee. Running time: 64:06 minutes.
Covers all aspects of childbearing from conception through early infancy. It includes information on what to expect during pregnancy and birth and how you can work with your caregivers to make childbirth a happy and healthy experience.
Yoga modified to be used during pregnancy is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for labor and childbirth. It will increase your energy, improve your circulation, open up the pelvis, and help your baby find the best possible position for birth. Most of all it will provide you with all the confidence you need so when you go into labor you remain calm and in control. You'll be able to focus inward on the movement of the baby, let go of fear, and experience the joy of childbirth.
The video is divided into two parts, one to be practiced during the 1st and 2nd trimester that runs about 30 minutes, and one exclusively for the 3rd trimester that runs about 20 minutes. The soundtrack is also available on CD.
Nature has given us what we need to fight infections effectively -- essential oils and herbs. Based on little-seen research from France and elsewhere, this easy-to-read guide gives an alphabetical listing of common illnesses and explains how to combine essential oils with herbs to make potent formulas against the infectious diseases that threaten your health and your life!