The Expectant Parents' Companion

The Expectant Parents' Companion

Author: Kathleen Huggins

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459605282

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Page: 228

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The number of '' must - have'' baby products has exploded in recent years, spawning a whole category of baby - gear guides targeting new parents. The Expectant Parents' Companion goes beyond these product guides and helps moms - and dads - to - be prioritize all of the practical things they need to do to prepare for baby's arrival and decide for themselves which baby products will help make their first year with a new baby easier and simpler. In her trademark reassuring tone that emphasizes simplicity and practicality, Kathleen Huggins offers advice on which items to buy, which to borrow, and which are not worth getting, plus guidance on what parents can do to create a safe and comfortable environment for baby. There are chapters on preparing for the baby's birth (including choosing a childbirth class, creating a birth plan, preparing for labor, and choosing a pediatrician), feeding, nurseries and sleeping arrangements, clothing, diapering, daytime gear, traveling with baby, baby proofing the home, and other safety measures. The book also provides guidance on choosing a day care provider, plus checklists for pregnancy and the early months with baby, a recommended reading list for new parents, and more. With 25 years of experience working with pregnant women, new moms, and newborns, Huggins is uniquely qualified to guide expectant parents through these often confusing and sometimes overwhelming decisions. The Expectant Parents' Companion will affirm many parents' instincts that they do not need as many baby products as marketers (or even well - meaning friends and relatives) suggest. It's the only book parents - to - be will need to navigate the dizzying array of products and choices available!

The Nursing Mother's Companion, 7th Edition, with New Illustrations

The Nursing Mother's Companion, 7th Edition, with New Illustrations

Author: Kathleen Huggins

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558328983

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 997

Respected for over 30 years as the definitive guide, now more than ever, The Nursing Mother's Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand. Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not always instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother's Companion has been among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for more than 30 years, with more than 1 million copies sold. It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, T. Berry Brazelton and The American Academy of Pediatrics, and is well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between. This fully updated and revised edition provides information on topics such as: Benefits of breastfeeding How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges Incorporating a nursing routine into working life Treating postpartum headaches and nausea Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression Sharing a bed with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS Introducing solid foods Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk Reviews of breast pumps You will also find Huggins's indispensable problem-solving "survival guides" set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining baby's milk needs in the first six weeks and the safety of various drugs during breast-feeding. Plus, this edition opens with a new Foreword by Jessica Martin-Weber, creator of the very popular website The Leaky Boob and a new Preface by Kelly Bonata, creator of the go-to site KellyMom. These two much-loved authorities speak to the importance of owning an authoritative breastfeeding book that cuts through the jumble of opinions, information and misinformation on the web.

Nursing Mother's Companion 8th Edition

Nursing Mother's Companion 8th Edition

Author: Kathleen Huggins

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558329133

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 458

View: 663

Solve breastfeeding challenges quickly and safely with this beloved and reliable guide! Breastfeeding is natural, but it can be challenging for new moms and their babies. Hospitals and doctors' offices often do not have the time to respond to the many questions new moms have about nursing their babies—especially when hurdles arise on nights or weekends, as they inevitably do. This book fills the gaps, with accurate advice and a warm and wise tone. The Nursing Mother's Companion has been among the top two best-selling books on breastfeeding for more than 30 years, with more than one million copies sold. It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, and The American Academy of Pediatrics, and is well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through whenever they choose to wean. This fully updated and revised 8th edition provides information on topics such as: How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges Incorporating a nursing routine into a working life Treating postpartum headaches and nausea Weaning, and introducing solid foods Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk How to choose and use a breast pump, with details on specific models Nursing Mother's Companion comes complete with "Survival Guides" set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining baby's milk needs in the first six weeks, and the safety of various drugs during breastfeeding. You will also find an insightful foreward by Jessica Martin-Weber, creator of the popular website The Leaky Boob, and a preface by Kelly Bonata, creator of the go-to site KellyMom. These two much-loved authorities speak to the importance of owning an authoritative breastfeeding book that cuts through the jumble of opinions, information, and misinformation on the web.

The Nursing Mother's Quick Reference Guide and Planner

The Nursing Mother's Quick Reference Guide and Planner

Author: Kathleen Huggins

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558329799

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 948

This is a shorter version of the best-selling book on breastfeeding, The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins. This concise, easy-to-use-on-the-fly version of that classic book is ideal for busy, time-pressed new moms (and their helpers and partners). It also includes planner pages to help keep track of nursing and pumping sessions and other important details. Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not always instinctive for either mothers or babies. Kathleen Huggins's The Nursing Mother's Companion has been a top-selling book on breastfeeding for more than 7 editions over 30 years, with more than 1.1 million copies sold. It is respected and recommended by professionals, including The International Lactation Consultant Association, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, and The American Academy of Pediatrics, and it is well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Now, in this shorter quick-reference version, moms and their partners can get the answers they need in a flash,without sacrificing the breadth and accuracy of the original book. Plus, this edition adds a planner component, for scheduling nursing sessions, pump rentals and pumping sessions, weight and wellness checks, anticipated dates for weaning, and more. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully. This up-to-date book covers: Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk How to cope with breastfeeding obstacles and challenges Managing pumping and nursing when you return to work New-mom care for the postpartum period Introducing solid foods How to choose a breast pump Deciding when to wean—and how to do it

Your Pregnancy Companion

Your Pregnancy Companion

Author: Zita West

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409005827

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 217

Your Pregnancy Companion is an informative and reassuring guide to pregnancy, birth and the first weeks with your baby. Full of the latest essential information and expert advice, it will help you to prepare yourself for motherhood and give your baby the best start in life. Zita also includes her own unique methods and advice which make her so successful with her clients’ pregnancies, such as relaxation techniques to prepare for birth, simple Mind-Body-Baby exercises to start bonding with your baby during pregnancy, and information on nutrition to help control morning sickness, sleep well and feel more energetic. Your Pregnancy Companion includes: · Stage-by-stage photographs of your developing baby · What to eat to stay healthy and help your baby develop · What to expect from antenatal care · How to prepare yourself physically and mentally for the birth · Information on genetics · Sections for expectant dads and preparing for fatherhood · Specific advice for mothers who have had IVF, have a higher risk pregnancy or who are expecting twins · Q&A sections to answer common questions and concerns · Essential advice to help you through the first weeks of parenthood, including breast- and bottle-feeding, promoting good sleep, keeping your baby clean and comfortable, ‘baby blues’/ PND, understanding your baby’s cries and having fun with your baby This is the perfect companion to help you prepare yourself physically and mentally for the most incredible and unique time in your life.

The Birth Partner

The Birth Partner

Author: Penny Simkin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9781558323575

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 398

View: 667

Discusses the final weeks of pregnancy, the labor process, comfort measures, medical technology, complications, medication, cesareans, postpartum depression, and breastfeeding, in an updated handbook for anyone assisting in a delivery, which includes new sections on supporting "high risk" patients, maxmizing chances for a vaginal delivery, and more. Original.

Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother's Soul

Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother's Soul

Author: Jack Canfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781453278949

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

View: 224

Every year, millions of women wait with anticipation as they watch their test strip change from white to pink, thus beginning the awesome adventure of becoming a mother. This latest Chicken Soup book will find a place in the loving hearts and anxious minds of expectant mothers (and some fathers, too!).

El Libro Esencial para Madres Lactantes

El Libro Esencial para Madres Lactantes

Author: Kathleen Huggins

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558327764

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 884

The best-selling classic and go-to guide to breastfeeding by Kathleen Huggins, RN in Spanish. Aunque la lactancia es un proceso natural por antonomasia, no resulta del todo intuitive par alas madres o los bebés. La edición del 25 aniversario de este libro clásico es aún más completa que las anteriores. Contiene "Guías de cuidados” para la solución de dificultades, un nuevo capítulo dedicado eclusivamente a los extractores de leche y la extracción, nuevas tablas de crecimiento, especficamente para bebés amamantados, y un apéndice actualizado sobre la seguridad de distintos medicamentos Durant la lactancia. Empezando con la preparación Durant el embarazo hasta llegar al destete, El libro esencial apra madres lactantes te enseñará todo lo que necesita saber sobre cómo amamantar a tu bebé.

The Fourth Trimester Companion

The Fourth Trimester Companion

Author: Cynthia Gabriel

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558329348

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

View: 758

A well-cared-for baby is a baby whose mother is taking care of herself. Put simply: good mother care Is good baby care. That's the core of the Fourth Trimester concept. In recent years doctors, nurses, midwives, and others involved in providing baby care have adopted this vital concept enthusiastically. The Fourth Trimester emphasizes that how a mother takes care of herself in the first three months of a new baby’s life brings crucial benefits for her, for her baby, and for her partner and family. With this important new book, moms (as well as their partners and other caregivers, whether lay or professional) now have the resources to have an ideal Fourth Trimester experience. Cynthia Gabriel, a doula and the author of the best-selling book Natural Hospital Birth, delivers all the information, guidance, and encouragement new mothers need to take care of their bodies, minds, and spirits during the vital months of the Fourth Trimester—so that they feel their best and so their babies have the best possible chance to thrive. “The Fourth Trimester Companion is the ultimate guide for any new family. Cynthia Gabriel provides accurate and up-to-date information that will prepare you for what happens after you give birth and will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to start your family in health and joy. This book truly is a masterpiece for new families today.” --Ana Paula Markel, president-elect, DONA International (formerly Doulas of North America), and founder of Bini Birth, Los Angeles “This book is born from Cynthia Gabriel's incredible expertise. As a medical anthropologist, an educator, a doula, and a mother of three, Cynthia guides us through the early months of infancy and early parenting not only from a place of knowledge and experience, but also with exquisite sensitivity, compassion, and practicality.” --Lesley Everest, doula and doula trainer, MotherWit, Montreal “How can such a delicate and tiny being as a newborn take so much space in the house and in your heart? This book will gently take you by the hand and walk beside you. Like a good friend it will not judge, but it will offer support with the questions you have and some you might not even know were coming. It is both practical and deep. It will help you feel and say, ‘I can do this.’” --Kim John Payne, M.Ed., author of Simplicity Parenting and The Soul of Discipline

The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning - Revised

The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning - Revised

Author: Kathleen Huggins

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 155832352X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 271

For many women, the most challenging part of nursing is bringing it to an end. Whether you are considering weaning or trying to wean, this book will help you understand the hygienic, nutritional, and emotional concerns that make weaning such an important transition in a child's life. This fully revised guide covers: Weaning a child who is a few weeks, several months, or several years old, Solving nursing difficulties so you can delay weaning if you choose, Introducing bottles, selecting formula, and preparing it safely. Book jacket.

52 Series: Tips for New Parents

52 Series: Tips for New Parents

Author: Lynn Gordon

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452104249

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 109

View: 665

These 52 practical tips are just the thing to help new parents ease into parenthood, including suggestions for ways to reduce isolation, calm a screamer, and make sure you keep your social life.