Breastfeeding Manual for Moms Who Know
- What: So That’s What They’re For book
- When: Birth to weaning
- Why: Instant breastfeeding help
- Where: Amazon
If, like me, you try breastfeeding for the first (or second or third) time, and your mother also fed you formula as an infant because that’s what good parents did back then, consider getting your own copy of So That’s What They’re For!.
A friend of mine bequeathed me her copy after she finished breastfeeding. Luckily I received it in my third trimester of my first pregnancy, so the timing worked out great. I’m sure other great breastfeeding books exist, but I never needed anything besides this one that didn’t require an actual lactation consultant. (I had one of those, too, when my first child started losing weight around three months.) I feel like I ran into almost every problem that exists when it comes to boobs and babies, though I know that’s not true because I never suffered from mastitis. But my third insatiable child bit me so hard in a foreign country I could barely nurse, and my first child lost weight, and I found pumping excruciating until I figured out you could buy different sized breast shields.
Best of all, you don’t need to read this book from cover to cover while in a state of zombie like functioning due to lack of sleep (from nursing or pumping or both around the clock). You can reference it as needed, and still get everything you need in a light-hearted fun to read style.