Author(s): Melissa Macdonald
Breastfeeding: Real Mums Tell You How is a breastfeeding book that tells it like it is. Covering the fundamentals of breastfeeding and what you need to know to give yourself the best chance. If you can't or don't want to breastfeed then there is information on bottle feeding and combination feeding. PLUS 'Real mums' tell their stories about feeding their babies, breast and bottle. Feeding your baby is your most important responsibility as a mother. However around 80% of women will struggle with breastfeeding in some way. With short hospital stays and a lack of support around for mothers after they leave the hospital, many women find the whole experience of learning to feed their baby, a little overwhelming. The reality is that the majority of people find it takes a while to get going and many mothers give up because it becomes too difficult or painful. This book has been written by mothers for mothers. It aims to help pregnant women and new mothers prepare themselves for a successful feeding relationship with their babies. Lets face it, mothers can give you the best advice as they have done it all before.
The book covers the fundamentals of breastfeeding and what you need to know to give yourself the best chance but if you can't or don't want to breastfeed then there is practical information on how to bottle feed or even combination feed and with no judgement from anyone on what you decide. There is also realistic advice from 'real mothers' who share their stories about feeding their babies both breast and bottle.