Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding Author Ina May Gaskin – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a joyful, natural, and richly fulfilling experience for both you and your babyDrawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothe Everything you need to know to make Guide to PDF/EPUB ç breastfeeding a joyful, Ina May's Epub / natural, and richly fulfilling experience for both you and your babyDrawing May's Guide to MOBI ñ on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and gives you invaluable practical advice that will help you nurse your baby in the most fulfilling way possible Inside you ll find answers to virtually every question you have on breastfeeding, including topics such as the benefits of breastfeeding nursing challenges pumps and other nursing products sleeping arrangements nursing and work medications nursing multiples weaning sick babies nipplephobia, and much Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding is filled with helpful advice, medical facts, and real life stories that will help you understand how and why breastfeeding works and how you can use it to deeply connect with your baby and your own body Whether you re planning to nurse for the first time or are looking for the latest, most up to date expert advice available, you couldn t hope to find a better guide than Ina May. I wish I had skipped all the other baby books and just read Ina May s Guides to Childbirth and Breastfeeding These are the most thorough, well written books on the subject by someone who clearly has the experience to help you with any possible challenge The only downside to Ina May s books is that they will make you a know it all on the subjects in them, and I know nobody wants to sit around and listen to me prattle on about breastfeeding all day now that I feel like such an expert This was such an excellent book I highly recommend it to any pregnant woman even if they aren t really considering breastfeeding , any new mother struggling with breastfeeding, and to anyone who is generally interested in breastfeeding or the incredible abilities of the female body husbands, doulas, doctors, midwives, and everyone else As an expecting mother, I was excited to see this book at the bookstore after I had just finished reading A book about breastfeeding Helpful, but does have a lot of pro breastfeeding propaganda that seems like a waste of space as I seriously doubt anyone reading anything written by Ina May Gaskin has doubts about the benefits of breastfeeding. I think as parents or parents to be, we look for sources of information that resonate with the natural instincts or attitudes we already have, and for me, this book did not While some of the practical information regarding positions and common problems was informative, much of what she had to say about co sleeping, baring all in public, shared wet nursing, delayed cord clamping, natural childbirth, weaning, etc just did not agree with my natural instincts as a mom to be Not to mention the con I think as parents or parents to be, we look for sources of information that resonate with the natural instincts or attitudes we already have, and for me, this book did not While some of the practical information regarding positions and common problems was informative, much of what she had to say about co sleeping, baring all in public, shared wet nursing, delayed cord clamping, natural childbirth, weaning, etc just did not agree with my natural instincts as a mom to be Not to mention the constant suggestions to look to the animal kingdom for breastfeeding and parenting cues There were a handful of other concepts that I just don t see myself following, such as mixing teas with thistle root and applying poultices of parsley for ailments, or when she said there is not reason to have a pump unless you are returning to work Having date nights with my husband through our child rearing years is extremely important to us, so I m planning on pumping for when we have babysitters, although I still feel unsure of how to manage occasional pumping with regular feedings If you are someone interested in unadulterated, primal, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and child rearing, you will probably enjoy this book, but as I said, it s just not my style This was released on a Monday, I received it on Fridaypre order , and I finished it Sunday As a how to manual, it s not my favorite my favorite is Nursing Mother s Companion, but I love love love the anthropological background and all of the discussion of shared nursing arrangements, relactating, our society s nipplephobia, etc Good stuff.Also, Ina May is refreshingly moderate about breastfeeding and weaning unlike Dr Sears and others, she resists slavish devotion to the attachm This was released on a Monday, I received it on Fridaypre order , and I finished it Sunday As a how to manual, it s not my favorite my favorite is Nursing Mother s Companion, but I love love love the anthropological background and all of the discussion of shared nursing arrangements, relactating, our society s nipplephobia, etc Good stuff.Also, Ina May is refreshingly moderate about breastfeeding and weaning unlike Dr Sears and others, she resists slavish devotion to the attachment parenting model, instead deferring to the mother s feelings and common sense I love Ina May highly recommended to anyone who is breastfeeding, thinking of breastfeeding, or wants to know why there are people who think breastfeeding is a big deal also recommended to people like me who are curious about why Ina May G is considered a big deal now i get it Ina May rocks Update Ina May is coming to speak at the U of M later this month She has a new book called Birth Matters Hooray Ina May Gaskin, the premier direct entry midwife in the United States, presents a guide for breastfeeding.Ina May s Birkenstocks are definitely showing in this book, and there is a crunchy granola, alternative medicine slant to all the advice Her breastfeeding guide gives the same basic information as most other breastfeeding books but from a naturopathic hippie perspective If you re not really left leaning, you may want to read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Made Simple Seve Ina May Gaskin, the premier direct entry midwife in the United States, presents a guide for breastfeeding.Ina May s Birkenstocks are definitely showing in this book, and there is a crunchy granola, alternative medicine slant to all the advice Her breastfeeding guide gives the same basic information as most other breastfeeding books but from a naturopathic hippie perspective If you re not really left leaning, you may want to read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Made Simple Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, and or The Nursing Mother s Companion instead.One of the things this book does that other breastfeeding books don t do is actually devote an entire chapter chapter 3 to discussing all the birth practices that adversely affect breastfeeding Oddly enough, some of the most common obstacles to breastfeeding are iatrogenic This may be why they are rarely addressed by healthcare provides As part of informed consent a woman should be told which practices decrease her odds of being able to successfully breastfeed, not to discourage her from having an induction or receiving an epidural but to prepare her for the consequences if she has her heart set on breastfeeding If a woman has breastfeeding as one of her top priorities, she has a right to know what practices will help or hinder her She may change her birth plan or simply adjust her expectations.I wish that Ina May would have included in this chapter the common factors in a woman s medical history, such as an eating disorder, current anti depressant use, and sexual assault, that also negatively affect the likelihood of being able to successfully breastfeed So many women are blindsided by their inability to breastfeed because they had no idea that they were facing what was likely insurmountable odds Better prenatal education and screening can prevent this by providing a mother with a realistic grasp on her own particular situation.Another great thing about Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding is that it touches upon the crucial point that breastfeeding isn t easy just because it is natural Because of the invisibility of nursing in our society, many women believe that nursing a baby should be easy and almost automatic 121 Women too often mistakenly believe that breastfeeding should be easy because it is natural, and this misconception that breastfeeding should be easy because it is natural has in part fueled the enormous backlash against encouraging breastfeeding Women who struggle with breastfeeding or find themselves unable to breastfeed when they believed it should be easy and automatic often become understandably frustrated, disappointed, and angry when their unrealistic expectations are crushed Only women in societies, or communities, in which they have seen numerous mothers breastfeeding without any covering will find breastfeeding less of a challenge This is because they have spent their entire lives learning through observation about the different nursing positions, how mothers correct bad latches, and the infant cues that initiate and end breastfeeding sessions For the majority of women in Western societies, there is a big learning curve, and breastfeeding will be difficult The circumstances and interventions during a birth, the physical structure of a mother s breasts and nipples, medical treatments given to and procedures performed upon the infant, the infant s health and temperament, and the mother s pre existing medical conditions can also significantly decrease the odds of being able to successfully breastfeed Establishing breastfeeding is rarely easy and is usually challenging for the first couple weeks even for mothers who have previously breastfed other infants This is one the reasons behind the push for breastfeeding education and support to be offered as part of postnatal care by the medical industry.Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding offers a large number of personal stories Unfortunately, many featured mothers who persevered despite the fact that it made both them and their babies miserable for a significant amount of time So, I had to deduct a star This is a terrible practice and should not be encouraged or touted as a success story even if breastfeeding is eventually able to be established Getting off to a rough start but persevering and ultimately succeeding with the help of good support and professional assistance is one thing But this veered into the pathological in many cases In one story, the baby would scream and arch away every time he was offered the breast It was horrifying I couldn t understand what was wrong with his mother She was torturing that child.While breastmilk may be nutritionally superior to formula, it is detrimental to persist to attempting to breastfeed when it makes either the mother or the child completely miserable It is also onestressor on top of disturbed sleep cycles, wildly fluctuating hormones, and an emotional roller coaster, which can be the straw the broke the camel s back that pushes a mother into a clinical mental state Doing anything that can cause the mother to resent the child can create a dangerous situation and at the very least interferes with the critical bonding time during the first two weeks after birth It is not worth traumatizing the entire family If breastfeeding clearly isn t working, then stop After all, formula was invented to feed babies who couldn t be breastfed or wet nursed It is usually the mother s own self imposed expectations that cause her to feel like a failure if she desires to breastfeed but cannot, and these examples should have been framed as situations where breastfeeding clearly wasn t working and a backup plan should have been implemented All breastfeeding advocates need to make sure that women know it is okay if breastfeeding is unsuccessful This is so very, very important Women need to know that they didn t fail if they wanted to breastfeed but couldn t Sometimes that s just the way the cookie crumbles Things don t always work out the way we hoped It s okay to feel disappointed, but you have to move on Persisting at all costs is foolish and counterproductive Don t do it Don t imitate the bad examples in this book.The book concludes with a chapter devoted to nipple phobia in the United States While it is an interesting discussion, I m surprised that Ina May never made the connection between the belief that breastfeeding is unacceptable in public and abstinence only sex education, the U.S government s de facto position that sex is only permissible within the confines of marriage and only then if both participants can afford to pay for any resulting children 100% out of pocket, and the tradition of the Abrahamic religions that a woman s body is a sexual object that should only be seen by husband not to mention the sects that believe sex done for any purpose outside of reproduction is a terrible sin even for married people This toxic combination is responsible for much of the attitude that breastfeeding is something that should only be done in secret behind closed doors Helped me feelconfident about breastfeeding and gave me some good ideas to trouble shoot in post partum Some may find it preachy but I thought it was quite empowering. An incredibly practical and informative guide. Great info for first time mom s who want to breastfeed

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding MOBI Ù May's Guide
    Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding MOBI Ù May's Guide and babies, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and gives you invaluable practical advice that will help you nurse your baby in the most fulfilling way possible Inside you ll find answers to virtually every question you have on breastfeeding, including topics such as the benefits of breastfeeding nursing challenges pumps and other nursing products sleeping arrangements nursing and work medications nursing multiples weaning sick babies nipplephobia, and much Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding is filled with helpful advice, medical facts, and real life stories that will help you understand how and why breastfeeding works and how you can use it to deeply connect with your baby and your own body Whether you re planning to nurse for the first time or are looking for the latest, most up to date expert advice available, you couldn t hope to find a better guide than Ina May. I wish I had skipped all the other baby books and just read Ina May s Guides to Childbirth and Breastfeeding These are the most thorough, well written books on the subject by someone who clearly has the experience to help you with any possible challenge The only downside to Ina May s books is that they will make you a know it all on the subjects in them, and I know nobody wants to sit around and listen to me prattle on about breastfeeding all day now that I feel like such an expert This was such an excellent book I highly recommend it to any pregnant woman even if they aren t really considering breastfeeding , any new mother struggling with breastfeeding, and to anyone who is generally interested in breastfeeding or the incredible abilities of the female body husbands, doulas, doctors, midwives, and everyone else As an expecting mother, I was excited to see this book at the bookstore after I had just finished reading A book about breastfeeding Helpful, but does have a lot of pro breastfeeding propaganda that seems like a waste of space as I seriously doubt anyone reading anything written by Ina May Gaskin has doubts about the benefits of breastfeeding. I think as parents or parents to be, we look for sources of information that resonate with the natural instincts or attitudes we already have, and for me, this book did not While some of the practical information regarding positions and common problems was informative, much of what she had to say about co sleeping, baring all in public, shared wet nursing, delayed cord clamping, natural childbirth, weaning, etc just did not agree with my natural instincts as a mom to be Not to mention the con I think as parents or parents to be, we look for sources of information that resonate with the natural instincts or attitudes we already have, and for me, this book did not While some of the practical information regarding positions and common problems was informative, much of what she had to say about co sleeping, baring all in public, shared wet nursing, delayed cord clamping, natural childbirth, weaning, etc just did not agree with my natural instincts as a mom to be Not to mention the constant suggestions to look to the animal kingdom for breastfeeding and parenting cues There were a handful of other concepts that I just don t see myself following, such as mixing teas with thistle root and applying poultices of parsley for ailments, or when she said there is not reason to have a pump unless you are returning to work Having date nights with my husband through our child rearing years is extremely important to us, so I m planning on pumping for when we have babysitters, although I still feel unsure of how to manage occasional pumping with regular feedings If you are someone interested in unadulterated, primal, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and child rearing, you will probably enjoy this book, but as I said, it s just not my style This was released on a Monday, I received it on Fridaypre order , and I finished it Sunday As a how to manual, it s not my favorite my favorite is Nursing Mother s Companion, but I love love love the anthropological background and all of the discussion of shared nursing arrangements, relactating, our society s nipplephobia, etc Good stuff.Also, Ina May is refreshingly moderate about breastfeeding and weaning unlike Dr Sears and others, she resists slavish devotion to the attachm This was released on a Monday, I received it on Fridaypre order , and I finished it Sunday As a how to manual, it s not my favorite my favorite is Nursing Mother s Companion, but I love love love the anthropological background and all of the discussion of shared nursing arrangements, relactating, our society s nipplephobia, etc Good stuff.Also, Ina May is refreshingly moderate about breastfeeding and weaning unlike Dr Sears and others, she resists slavish devotion to the attachment parenting model, instead deferring to the mother s feelings and common sense I love Ina May highly recommended to anyone who is breastfeeding, thinking of breastfeeding, or wants to know why there are people who think breastfeeding is a big deal also recommended to people like me who are curious about why Ina May G is considered a big deal now i get it Ina May rocks Update Ina May is coming to speak at the U of M later this month She has a new book called Birth Matters Hooray Ina May Gaskin, the premier direct entry midwife in the United States, presents a guide for breastfeeding.Ina May s Birkenstocks are definitely showing in this book, and there is a crunchy granola, alternative medicine slant to all the advice Her breastfeeding guide gives the same basic information as most other breastfeeding books but from a naturopathic hippie perspective If you re not really left leaning, you may want to read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Made Simple Seve Ina May Gaskin, the premier direct entry midwife in the United States, presents a guide for breastfeeding.Ina May s Birkenstocks are definitely showing in this book, and there is a crunchy granola, alternative medicine slant to all the advice Her breastfeeding guide gives the same basic information as most other breastfeeding books but from a naturopathic hippie perspective If you re not really left leaning, you may want to read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Made Simple Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, and or The Nursing Mother s Companion instead.One of the things this book does that other breastfeeding books don t do is actually devote an entire chapter chapter 3 to discussing all the birth practices that adversely affect breastfeeding Oddly enough, some of the most common obstacles to breastfeeding are iatrogenic This may be why they are rarely addressed by healthcare provides As part of informed consent a woman should be told which practices decrease her odds of being able to successfully breastfeed, not to discourage her from having an induction or receiving an epidural but to prepare her for the consequences if she has her heart set on breastfeeding If a woman has breastfeeding as one of her top priorities, she has a right to know what practices will help or hinder her She may change her birth plan or simply adjust her expectations.I wish that Ina May would have included in this chapter the common factors in a woman s medical history, such as an eating disorder, current anti depressant use, and sexual assault, that also negatively affect the likelihood of being able to successfully breastfeed So many women are blindsided by their inability to breastfeed because they had no idea that they were facing what was likely insurmountable odds Better prenatal education and screening can prevent this by providing a mother with a realistic grasp on her own particular situation.Another great thing about Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding is that it touches upon the crucial point that breastfeeding isn t easy just because it is natural Because of the invisibility of nursing in our society, many women believe that nursing a baby should be easy and almost automatic 121 Women too often mistakenly believe that breastfeeding should be easy because it is natural, and this misconception that breastfeeding should be easy because it is natural has in part fueled the enormous backlash against encouraging breastfeeding Women who struggle with breastfeeding or find themselves unable to breastfeed when they believed it should be easy and automatic often become understandably frustrated, disappointed, and angry when their unrealistic expectations are crushed Only women in societies, or communities, in which they have seen numerous mothers breastfeeding without any covering will find breastfeeding less of a challenge This is because they have spent their entire lives learning through observation about the different nursing positions, how mothers correct bad latches, and the infant cues that initiate and end breastfeeding sessions For the majority of women in Western societies, there is a big learning curve, and breastfeeding will be difficult The circumstances and interventions during a birth, the physical structure of a mother s breasts and nipples, medical treatments given to and procedures performed upon the infant, the infant s health and temperament, and the mother s pre existing medical conditions can also significantly decrease the odds of being able to successfully breastfeed Establishing breastfeeding is rarely easy and is usually challenging for the first couple weeks even for mothers who have previously breastfed other infants This is one the reasons behind the push for breastfeeding education and support to be offered as part of postnatal care by the medical industry.Ina May s Guide to Breastfeeding offers a large number of personal stories Unfortunately, many featured mothers who persevered despite the fact that it made both them and their babies miserable for a significant amount of time So, I had to deduct a star This is a terrible practice and should not be encouraged or touted as a success story even if breastfeeding is eventually able to be established Getting off to a rough start but persevering and ultimately succeeding with the help of good support and professional assistance is one thing But this veered into the pathological in many cases In one story, the baby would scream and arch away every time he was offered the breast It was horrifying I couldn t understand what was wrong with his mother She was torturing that child.While breastmilk may be nutritionally superior to formula, it is detrimental to persist to attempting to breastfeed when it makes either the mother or the child completely miserable It is also onestressor on top of disturbed sleep cycles, wildly fluctuating hormones, and an emotional roller coaster, which can be the straw the broke the camel s back that pushes a mother into a clinical mental state Doing anything that can cause the mother to resent the child can create a dangerous situation and at the very least interferes with the critical bonding time during the first two weeks after birth It is not worth traumatizing the entire family If breastfeeding clearly isn t working, then stop After all, formula was invented to feed babies who couldn t be breastfed or wet nursed It is usually the mother s own self imposed expectations that cause her to feel like a failure if she desires to breastfeed but cannot, and these examples should have been framed as situations where breastfeeding clearly wasn t working and a backup plan should have been implemented All breastfeeding advocates need to make sure that women know it is okay if breastfeeding is unsuccessful This is so very, very important Women need to know that they didn t fail if they wanted to breastfeed but couldn t Sometimes that s just the way the cookie crumbles Things don t always work out the way we hoped It s okay to feel disappointed, but you have to move on Persisting at all costs is foolish and counterproductive Don t do it Don t imitate the bad examples in this book.The book concludes with a chapter devoted to nipple phobia in the United States While it is an interesting discussion, I m surprised that Ina May never made the connection between the belief that breastfeeding is unacceptable in public and abstinence only sex education, the U.S government s de facto position that sex is only permissible within the confines of marriage and only then if both participants can afford to pay for any resulting children 100% out of pocket, and the tradition of the Abrahamic religions that a woman s body is a sexual object that should only be seen by husband not to mention the sects that believe sex done for any purpose outside of reproduction is a terrible sin even for married people This toxic combination is responsible for much of the attitude that breastfeeding is something that should only be done in secret behind closed doors Helped me feelconfident about breastfeeding and gave me some good ideas to trouble shoot in post partum Some may find it preachy but I thought it was quite empowering. An incredibly practical and informative guide. Great info for first time mom s who want to breastfeed "/>
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding
  • Ina May Gaskin
  • English
  • 12 December 2019
  • 0553384295