Baby Ecology

A book review of Baby Ecology: Using Science and Intuition to Create the Best Feeding, Sleep, and Play Environment for Your Unique Baby by Anya Dunham, PhD. Stars: *** Encradled Press (2022)Parenting324 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Do you… Read More »

Mommy Feeds Baby by Christy Jo Hendricks

Stars: ****1/2 3B Publishing (2011) 32 pages Children’s Picture Book Summary: Comprised of digitally enhanced photographs of moms feeding their children in natural settings. Infants to toddlers, dyads to tandem, families and siblings. The words remind us why mommy feeds baby. Finally a book for breastfeeding mothers. I was so happy to share this with… Read More »

Mama Knows Breast: A Beginner’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Andi Silverman

Stars: **** I received a copy to review from Andi herself through her blog Mama Knows Breast My first impression upon flipping through the book was that it has a similar format to the Baby Owner’s Manual and the Toddler Owner’s Manual books. I also like that the cover art is of a woman breastfeeding… Read More »

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

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… Read More »

Will It Hurt the Baby?: The Safe Use of Medications during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding by Richard S. Abrams, M.D.

Stars: ****1/2 This book is a great resource for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding. If you’ve ever wondered what medicines are safe to take during pregnancy or nursing and wanted more than just a “Yes it’s safe” or “No it’s not safe” answer, this is the book for you. The first thing the book… Read More »

The Breastfeeding Book by William and Martha Sears

Stars: **** This is a very good breastfeeding manual with illustrations and stories from parents to help anyone who is breastfeeding or considering it. Sections include:Why breast is best, how to breastfeed, healthy breastfeeding (nutrition, medications, problems), breastfeeding in today’s world (products, breastfeeding while working, nighttime feeding, father’s role) and special situations (breastfeeding when baby… Read More »

Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts by Fiona Giles

Stars: ***** Synopsis: “While countless breastfeeding guides crowd bookshelves, not one of them speaks to women with anything approaching bestselling author Fiona Giles’s level of intimacy and vitality. In Fresh Milk, through a provocative collection of stories, memories, and personal accounts, Giles uncovers the myths and truths of the lactating breast.  From the young mother… Read More »