Book List: 16 Breastfeeding Books for New Mums

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Embarking on the beautiful journey of motherhood comes with a whirlwind of emotions, and for many new mums, navigating the world of breastfeeding can be both rewarding and challenging.

Whether you’re seeking expert advice, heartwarming anecdotes or practical tips, these books are poised to become trusted companions on your breastfeeding journey.

So, grab a cozy corner, open a book, and let’s delve into the world of breastfeeding.

Positive feeding

The Positive Breastfeeding Book by Amy Brown

The Positive Breastfeeding Book by Amy Brown

A no-nonsense, judgment-free guide to breastfeeding, offering evidence-based information on everything from understanding breastfeeding mechanics to navigating challenges.

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Modern milking

Milk It: Everything You Need to Know About Breastfeeding by Chantelle Champs

Milk It: Everything You Need to Know About Breastfeeding by Chantelle Champs

This book serves as a friendly companion, offering personal stories, expert advice and practical insights from a certified lactation consultant.

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Trust yourself

Mama Know Breast by Tiana Ruiz

Mama Knows Breast by Tiana Ruiz

Through the raw and real narratives in this series, mothers gain the confidence to tap into their own intuition, recognising that in the deeply personal adventure of breastfeeding: Mama Knows Breast.

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You’re a work of art

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

A timeless guide that is a must-have for mothers, this updated classic covers everything providing comprehensive support and wisdom on breastfeeding for various lifestyles.

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A Practical Guide to A Successful Breastfeeding Journey by Samantha Gayle

The Practical Guide to A Successful Breastfeeding Journey by Samantha Gayle

Covering practical tips, from breastfeeding benefits to identifying stages of breast milk, handling alcohol consumption and exploring breastfeeding positions and diets, this guide ensures a confident and organized approach.

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Look after you

Breastfeeding Doesn't Need to Suck by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Breastfeeding Doesn’t Need to Suck by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Beyond traditional breastfeeding books, this book offers insights into overlooked aspects like the impact on sleep, safe bedsharing and the connection between where babies sleep and maternal mental health.

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Tackle breastfeeding

Lactivate! A User's Guide to Breastfeeding by Jill Krause and Chrisie Rosenthal

Lactivate! A User’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Jill Krause & Christie Rosenthal

From optimising your breast pump in the first 90 days to addressing everyday breastfeeding issues and ensuring biological synchronisation with your child, this book provides practical solutions.

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Twinning information

Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets by Kathryn Stagg

Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets by Kathryn Stagg

A valuable resource addressing the unique challenges faced by parents of multiples, this book offers insights into preparing for breastfeeding, handling premature birth and transitioning multiples onto the breast.

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An international treasure

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin

Drawing on decades of experience, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding, offering inspiring insights, medical facts and real-life stories in this powerful and practical guide.

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Your breast friend

The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins

The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins

An invaluable resource for new Mums navigating the challenges of breastfeeding, Kathleen Huggins addresses common questions and provides accurate advice, drawing on over 30 years of expertise.

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Mind over matter

The Mindful Breastfeeding Book by Anna le Grange

The Mindful Breastfeeding Book by Anna le Grange

Breaking new ground by connecting the mind to a more fulfilling breastfeeding experience, this book empowers mothers to understand the workings of the breastfeeding body and navigate the early days of parenthood with confidence, calmness and connection.

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Quick and concise

Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage by Robin Kaplan

Latch by Robin Kaplan

With a focus on specific concerns at each stage, from establishing successful breastfeeding early on to breastfeeding through lifestyle changes and weaning, Robin addresses the deeply personal nature of the breastfeeding journey.

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You’re a hero

Breastfeeding the Brave by Lyndsey Hookway

Breastfeeding the Brave by Lyndsey Hookway

Drawing on 20 years of experience, Lyndsey sheds light on the difficulties faced by medically complex children, exploring topics such as respiratory compromise, complex nutritional needs, positioning challenges and changes in breastfeeding behaviour.

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You’ve got this

Breastfeeding and the Fourth Trimester by Lucy Webber

Breastfeeding and the Fourth Trimester by Lucy Webber

Written by an expert lactation consultant, this book provides comprehensive information on breastfeeding methods, tips and tricks, offering abundant reassurance for new parents.

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Everything you need to know

Breastfeeding Handbook by Amanda Frey

Breastfeeding Handbook by Amanda Frey

Crafted to troubleshoot breastfeeding issues and make your breastfeeding journey more fulfilling, this book provides insights into the biology behind breast milk, offers a comprehensive breastfeeding guide and addresses common problems.

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Simply simple

Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher

Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher & Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

From overcoming initial struggles to achieving a gentle and loving weaning process, this comprehensive guide decodes the seven natural laws of breastfeeding.

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