The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

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Stars: ****

This book has lots of information in it on breastfeeding along with some personal ancedotes from breastfeeding moms. I was always under the impression that La Leche League was a snobby group that thought poorly of bottle-feeding mothers and those who didn’t babywear, co-sleep or do other attachment parenting things. I was wrong and I apologize to anyone who is affiliated with the LLL. Just goes to show you should find things out for yourself, not go on others opinions.

LLL does tout that breast is best, but breast IS best. However LLL didn’t call bottlefeeding mothers bad. Co-sleeping and babywearing is also mentioned but I didn’t feel the authors were saying I was a bad parent if I didn’t do those things also.

Unlike other breastfeeding books, this book also covered some other topics like discipline and getting things done with small children in a loving way that is conducive with breastfeeding. I also really enjoyed the photographs of nursing mothers and babies throughout the book.

At the end of the book is a chapter on the history of LLL which some may find interesting and some may not.

This isn’t my top pick for breastfeeding book but it is a close second or third.

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