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 as 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 oriented that the first attempts to nurse their newborn can be frustrating because babies don’t always latch on and suck or the milk produced in insufficient to satisfy the baby. At this point, many moms just give up and go 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 the 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 5-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.
Wean that Kid: Your Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Mastering the Weaning Process will give you an insight into the several weaning processes, providing proven tips and, of course, easy-to-follow advice. This book helps every mother in reducing the stress level and pressure which is 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.
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 in the 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, Breast milk and How to Live Postpartum is to show every mother why breastfeeding is important. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both baby and the 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 since there are hormones being released in her body during the process. Other things that you will learn in this book were the benefits of breastfeeding, the foods that you need, and the foods you need to avoid.
Night Weaning – Proven Ways And Techniques To Stop Breastfeeding Your Baby Or Toddler To Sleep has 9 chapters divided into 5 sections. The first 3 chapters cover why night weaning is important, when will be the right time for night weaning, and how long would it take for the whole process. Moving on to the 4th chapter, there are 4 steps how to plan night weaning for babies of all ages – from 4 months up to 2 years of age. On chapter 5 of the book, it talks about the impact of night weaning for both mother and the baby. The chapter 6 faces the reality of night weaning, while chapter 7 tells the effect of night weaning on the production of the mother’s milk. Lastly, the 2 remaining chapters will give an additional information or the so-called ‘night weaning cheat sheet’ 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 which would be the most practical advice you should follow during the weaning development of your baby. The book answers some of the questions like 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, and so on. This book helps you all throughout the 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 Tearswill help you in reducing the night feeds of your baby especially if you think it is not necessary or it is too much for the baby’s night feeds. It uses methods that have been tested for over 8 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, who breastfeed encounter minimal issue in terms of milk supply, and your baby might not realize that they are already weaned during the process of gentle night weaning.
With the resources laid out here, you don’t have to worry about spending for lactation consultations some of whom charge as high as $300 for every home visit. Breastfeeding and weaning is 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 was born to the time you’re ready to introduce your baby to solids. This most precious stage of your child’s life becomes more memorable because you have decide to breastfeed your baby. It’s a step in the right direction in caring and loving your baby!