According to the latest poll results, breastfeeding is trending in the United States as more mothers recognize the incomparable nutritional value of breast milk. Approximately 83% of mothers are nursing their babies, compared to 73% in 2004. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one of the main reasons why the increase is not higher is the lack of available information on breastfeeding.
For instance, new moms are not always aware that initial attempts to nurse their newborn can be frustrating because babies don’t always latch on and suck, or the milk produced is insufficient to satisfy the baby. At this point, many moms just give up and switch to formula, not understanding that while it seems to be more convenient and painless, the long-term effects from nursing will be a nagging disappointment and source of remorse.
There is a strong bond that is established when a mother nurses her child. This has been scientifically proven through research showing that the suckling of the baby produces more oxytocin hormones – also known as the trust hormone – in the mother’s brain than usual. An article in the Public Library of Science Computational Biology said that normally a female brain will produce a very small amount of this oxycotin. When a mother starts breastfeeding her baby, the brain pulse activity increases in five-minute intervals. Sadly, information such as this is not normally discussed with new mothers for some reason. If more women knew the far-reaching emotional and physical advantages of breastfeeding, they would not hesitate to adopt it.
Our list of resources is a compilation designed and curated to give the most essential, in-depth information on nursing in the shortest possible time.
Breastfeeding Simple Book: What Every Mommy Should Know About Breastfeeding
This book is particularly helpful for first-time mothers. The title itself, What Every Mommy Should Know About Breastfeeding, refers to the process of breastfeeding your child. The book points out several details about the interesting stage of being a mom, especially during breastfeeding. Apart from these, the book also shares the importance of breastfeeding rather than the formula milk, what are the best positions while you breastfeed, how to increase milk production, and more.
The intention of Breastfeeding 101: All You Need To Know About Breastfeeding, Breastmilk and How to Live Postpartum is to show every mother why breastfeeding is important. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both baby and mother, as it prevents certain types of diseases, as well as allergies. Furthermore, the good thing about breastfeeding is that it reduces the stress level of the mother because there are hormones being released in her body during the process. Other things that you will learn in this book are the benefits of breastfeeding, the foods that you need, and the foods you should avoid.
Night Weaning – Proven Ways And Techniques To Stop Breastfeeding Your Baby Or Toddler To Sleep has nine chapters divided into five sections. The first three chapters cover why night weaning is important, when will be the right time for night weaning, and how long it may take for the whole process. Moving on to the fourth chapter, there are four steps to night weaning for babies of all ages – from four months up to two years of age. In Chapter Five, the impact of night weaning on both mother and baby is discussed. Chapter Six faces the reality of night weaning, while Chapter Seven explains the effect of night weaning on the production of the mother’s milk. The final two chapters give additional information (or the so-called ‘night weaning cheat sheet’) for when the plan fails.
Weaning Made Easy: All you need to know about spoon feeding and baby-led weaning – get the best of both worlds is a guide in choosing between spoon-feeding or baby-led weaning. The main goal is to guide you in deciding the most practical advice you should follow during the weaning development of your baby. The book answers some of the questions such as: When will be the right time to wean your baby? What are the possible risks of overfeeding your baby using traditional weaning? What would be the nutrients missing in baby-led weaning? This book helps you throughout the entire process of weaning, most especially in the transition of your baby from milk to solid foods.
Gentle Night Weaning for Babies the Kinder Way: Reducing Night Feeds with No Tears will help you in reducing the night feeds of your baby, especially if you think it is not necessary or too much for the baby’s night feeds. It uses methods that have been tested for over eight years. That being said, these methods were applied to several families with almost the same outcomes. You will learn in this book the gentle strategy of night weaning and your baby might not realize that they are steadily becoming weaned during the process of gentle night weaning.
Wean that Kid: Your Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Mastering the Weaning Process will give you insight into the several weaning processes, providing proven tips and easy-to-follow advice. This book helps every mother in reducing the stress level and pressure often caused by weaning. It is a comprehensive guide in making a personalized plan that would perfectly fit for your child’s attitude, as well as special needs.
With the resources laid out here, you don’t have to worry about spending on lactation consultations, some of which charge as high as $300 for every home visit. Breastfeeding and weaning are as natural as eating and caring for your child. Through this resource page, we hope to be able to help women from all corners of the United States, and beyond the simple and loving ways to nurture your child, from the moment your baby is born to the time you are ready to introduce your baby to solids. This most precious stage of your child’s life becomes more memorable because you have decided to breastfeed your baby. It’s a step in the right direction in caring for and loving your baby!