Breastfeeding and breastmilk provide all the nutrients and antibodies to give babies the very best start, with health benefits for babies and mothers. Research shows that as the backbone of early nutrition, breastfeeding is also a key influence on adult health, intellect and longevity.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that every child should be exclusively breastfed for six months, with partial breastfeeding continuing until two years of age. Yet of the 136 million births worldwide each year, it is estimated that only 38 per cent of babies are breastfed for six months.
Born to Breastfeed fills the information gap. Taking the baby's perspective, it draws on up-to-date, evidence-based research and midwifery practices during pregnancy, birth and postnatal care, explaining how mothers can respond to baby's actions and needs to improve the health of future generations.
Not only does Born to Breastfeed expertly explain the science and physiology of breastfeeding, clearly outlining the many benefits, it packs in all of the practical information a new mum needs to know. Every conceivable problem or worry is covered. I have no doubt that this will fast become the feeding bible for all new mums and I sincerely hope the end result is far more babies reaping the benefits of nature's truly amazing first food.
Dr Joanna McMillan
PhD qualified dietitian and nutritionist, author and health presenter (drjoanna.com.au)
Breastmilk is nature's perfect food for babies. It contains all the correct nutrients in the right proportions at the perfect temperature, and provides the foundation for lifelong health.
Born to Breastfeed is the ultimate guide for new mothers who want to give their children the best start in life.
Accredited nutritionist, best-selling author and founder of foodwatch.com.au
Born to Breastfeed is a wonderfully inspiring, easy-to-understand book that will guide women on their breastfeeding journey. Although breastfeeding is natural and all babies are born to instinctively breastfeed, many women encounter difficulties along the way. As a lactation consultant, I know how important it is for women to feel empowered to make the right choices … for themselves and their babies.
I highly recommend this book to all new mothers.
Sonja Svensson RN, RM, IBCLC
At last … a book about breastfeeding written by an experienced lactation consultant and mum who has breastfed and understands the family and community pressures on new mothers.
Born to Breastfeed is a passionate but practical guide that will help mums and babies to succeed on their breastfeeding journey. A definite 'must buy' for all new mothers.
Dot Platten RN, RM