Breastfeeding Books

February 2, 2010

Mother Food: A Breastfeeding Diet Guide with Lactogenic Foods and Herbs – Build Milk Supply, Boost Immunity, Lift Depression, Detox, Lose Weight, Optimize a Baby’s IQ, and Reduce Colic and Allergies (Paperback)

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This book by Hillary Jacobson is a 344 page paperback that focuses on the role of diet in a breastfeeding mother’s lifestyle. I wish there was a preview window, but there are a lot of helpful reviews for it, including one negative one, in which the commenter basically points out that she felt the book could have been better organized and have more references.

I like to see books have good references, and organization is important. I’m still interested in it however, because it covers some important topics like what cycles can do to milk supply and how to compensate with food and herbal supplements.

Some common spices, like sage, for example, can actually reduce milk supply, so knowing about things like that can help mothers use or steer away from certain foods as they need to.

A book like this could be a valuable resource for mothers who are not just interested in breastfeeding success but overall healthy eating to optimize the breastfeeding season of life for both mother and baby.

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July 28, 2009

The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk

Based on the reviews, this looks like a great book for moms and moms to be who are concerned about the possibility of having a low milk supply, and may also be a good read for any mom who just wants to understand why their breasts work the way they do. It’s also highly recommended for lactation consultants, to help them better help moms struggling to make enough milk.

It’s over 260 pages long, with 16 chapers, and has a nice little preview on Amazon to give you a feel for what you will learn in the book. Presently, it has thirteen reviews from readers, and all of the reviews give the book a 5 out of 5 star rating.

I may just have to add this book to my collection. Even though I’ve never had a supply problem, most women have their share of self doubt about the sufficiency of their supply at some point in the nursing relationship, myself included. This book may have some helpful information that I have not yet learned about, and I just love to read about and understand more about how my body works.

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