K.B. asks from Dayton, OH on January 22, 2010
E.S. answers from Dayton on January 23, 2010
I have several BFing books. My all time favorite that I read cover to cover is "So That's What They're For!" by Janet Tamaro.
It is a funny, informative book.
I recommend having "The Womanly Art..." (LLL) on hand as a reference.
J.S. answers from Minneapolis on January 22, 2010
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - by the La Leche League. It's pretty well written and was helpful for me.
K.H. answers from New York on January 22, 2010
LLL, Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, for sure!
C.S. answers from Milwaukee on January 22, 2010
The first two suggestions are great ones plus I really benefitted from the Dr. Sears books.
J.F. answers from Seattle on January 22, 2010
Babywise and The Nursing Mother's Companion have been essential for me in raising my 3 kiddos. Good luck!
K.Z. answers from Cleveland on January 23, 2010
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by La Leche League. Attend their meetings too, you can go while you are pregnant. Their website is www.llli.org. Maybe capital LLLI, I am not sure. Good luck, and kudos to you for wanting to breastfeed!
P.D. answers from Chicago on January 22, 2010
Jack Newman has an excellent book and there is one from England by Cloe Fisher that is also excellent.
P., RLC, IBCLC, CST
Breastfeeding and Parenting Solutions
S.S. answers from Cincinnati on January 23, 2010
Defiantly read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding http://www.amazon.com/Womanly-Art-Breastfeeding-Sixth-Rev... and also check out Dr. Sears' The Breastfeeding Book http://www.askdrsears.com/store/detail.asp?pid=21
You can get WAoB for $6 (new, $4used) and TBB for $10 (new, $6 used) from Amazon.com.
Also check out the website Dr.Sears has www.askdrsears.com WONDERFUL information there about pregnancy, birth, health issues and child rearing. I used his Baby Book as my second bible with my daughter.