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About Diana West
Diana West is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in private practice in New Jersey and a retired La Leche League Leader. She is the co-author of “Making More Milk,” “Sweet Sleep: Nighttime an Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family,” the 8th edition of La Leche League International’s “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding,” the clinical monograph “Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Procedures,” and ILCA’s popular “Clinician’s Breastfeeding Triage Tool.” She is the sole author of “Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery.” She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is in graduate school for her Master's, while also offering customer service for PumpinPal. She has three grown sons and lives in the picturesque mountains of western New Jersey in the United States. Visit her speaker page at http://dianawest.com.
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It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers
• real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably—from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience
• new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions
• strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more
• reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications
• recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding
• helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work
• nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws
• guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications
Plus—Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.
Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding.
It’s 4 A.M. You’ve nursed your baby five times throughout the night. You’re beyond exhausted. But where can you breastfeed safely when you might fall asleep? You’ve heard that your bed is dangerous for babies. Or is it? Is there a way to reduce the risk? Does life really have to be this hard? No, it doesn’t. Sweet Sleep is within reach. This invaluable resource will help you
• sleep better tonight in under ten minutes with the Quick Start guide—and sleep safer every night with the Safe Sleep Seven checklist
• sort out the facts and fictions of bedsharing and SIDS
• learn about normal sleep at every age and stage, from newborn to new parent
• direct your baby toward longer sleep when he’s ready
• tailor your approach to your baby’s temperament
• uncover the hidden costs of sleep training and “cry it out” techniques
• navigate naps at home and daycare
• handle concerns from family, friends, and physicians
• enjoy stories and tips from mothers like you
• make the soundest sleep decisions for your family and your life
Advance praise for Sweet Sleep
“Chock-full of advice and information . . . The editors smartly break the information into digestible bits organized by topics and age ranges. And for any parent desperate for an uninterrupted few hours of sleep, the advice is worth the read. Sweet Sleep includes extensive information on creating a safe sleep space, helping children learn to sleep on their own and defusing criticism of your family’s choices. . . . This book is nothing but supportive of whatever your choices are about nursing and sleeping.”—BookPage
“An essential guide for parents . . . detailed, practical advice on bed sharing and breast-feeding, with basic guidelines for safe bed sharing outlined in seven steps.”—Publishers Weekly
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“Every drop of your milk is precious. Even small amounts have a unique mix of ingredients and immunities that continue to bolster your baby’s health in a way that no formula can ever match.”
Worried about making enough milk for your baby? Get the help you need with this practical guide from two lactation experts.
Since publication of this “low milk supply bible” a decade ago, new insights and better ways to maximize milk production have emerged, making this updated and expanded edition a must-have for anyone struggling with supply issues. Endorsed by La Leche League International and written by leading lactation consultants, Making More Milk offers effective strategies for both time-honored and innovative ways to make more milk, including new chapters on pregnancy and birth issues, foods and nutrition, and alternative therapies.
Cutting-edge discoveries will help you learn:
• How your body makes milk
• If your supply is actually low
• If your baby is getting enough milk
• The underlying cause of your low milk supply
• How to make more milk with effective methods targeted to the cause of poor supply
• How to make more milk when returning to work or school, exclusively pumping, and in other special situations
Concerned about making enough milk for your baby? Wondering how to make more? Two lactation experts are here to help.
Separate fact from fiction with help from this comprehensive book about improving low milk supply. Written by two leading experts who have been there themselves and officially recommended by La Leche League International, The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk incorporates the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way your body makes milk, and how babies contribute to your milk production. Best of all, you'll find valuable suggestions for both time-honored and innovative ways to make more milk.
Learn the facts about:
- Determining if baby is really getting enough milk
- Supplementing without decreasing your supply
- Maximizing the amount of milk you can make
- Identifying the causes of your low supply
- Increasing your supply with the most effective methods, including pumping, herbs, medications, foods, and alternative therapies
- Making more milk when you return to work, exclusively pump, have a premie or multiples, relactate, or induce lactation
West and Hirsch cover a variety of pertinent issues including:
• Predicting lactation capability after breast and nipple procedures
• Effects of tissue healing upon lactation capability
• Effects of diagnostic, ablative, and therapeutic procedures upon lactation functionality
• Breastfeeding during chemotherapy
• Effects of cosmetic breast surgeries on breastfeeding
• Lactation management in the post-breast or post-nipple surgical mother
• Supplementation to maximize breastfeeding
• Post-surgical complications after breastfeeding
• Effective breastfeeding counseling for mothers who have undergone breast or nipple procedures
For those who need reliable information on how various breast procedures and surgeries will affect breastfeeding in the mothers they work with, this book is an invaluable resource.