The other week I heard a statistic which said that 80% of mothers will start off breastfeeding but by 6 weeks only 25% will still be doing it. I was shocked. That means for every mother who carries on feeding at least 2 more will have given up!
We all know “breast is best” in theory but breast is also flipping hard work. As I wrote a few months ago in my post about my own tips for getting started with breastfeeding – It doesn’t matter how natural it is breastfeeding can be really daunting.
“Breastfeeding Made Easy” by Carlos Gonzalez is written to be a friendly, supportive and accessible book which answers the “real life questions mothers have about breastfeeding”.
In reality no new mother has the time or concentration skills to read a book from cover to cover and and actually absorb the information so a lengthy, complex book about breastfeeding isn’t going to help anyone – the idea behind this book is that you can just dip in and out as you need it. For this reason I love the “Mini Index” which lists the most common things breastfeeding mother’s are going to want to read about:
“My breasts are sore”
“I haven’t got enough milk”
“Baby feeding all the time”
“Baby refusing to feed”
“Baby not gaining weight”
“I’ve had alcohol / a cigarette / painkillers / drugs”
“Everything’s going well!”
Being able to quickly access the relevant bits of information and then read them in easy, bite size chunks is ideal when you’re tired and stressed out with feeding. The tone of the book is relaxed but authoritative, straight forward and on occasion slightly sarcastic. I really like the fact that it’s not all airy fairy and just gives practical, supportive advice to boost your confidence in your own ability to breastfeed.
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v*Disclaimer – I was provided with a copy of this book free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions are my own*