Author(s): Clare Byam-Cook
While some mothers take to breast-feeding like a duck to water, others just can't seem to get the hang of it. Clare Byam-Cook agrees that breast is best but she stresses that the most important thing is that your baby is fed - whether by the breast or bottle - and you, the mother, should feel comfortable with whatever you choose to do.
This comprehensive guide has been fully revised and updated to contain all the latest information on breast-feeding your baby successfully, including: how to prepare for breast-feeding; what to expect in the early stages; how to overcome common problems; and if you can't...the first rule is you shouldn't feel a failure.
Clare Byam-Cook recognises there are certain circumstances where bottle feeding is an advisable alternative. Rather than making you feel guilty if you prefer, or have to, bottle feed, she is wholly supportive and sympathetic, providing you with all the practical advice and information you need.
'I just can't praise her enough' --Kate Winslet
'This book should be handed out with the first contraction. Buy this book!' - Kate Beckinsale
There is so much rubbish talked to new mothers about breast-feeding...Clare takes away the old wives' tales, the nonsense and guilt, and makes the whole process work as it is meant to. --Emma Freud'