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Experts Tell Us the Best Breastfeeding Books For First Time Moms

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Breastfeeding Books For First Time Moms. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

The First-Time Mom’s Breastfeeding Handbook by Chrisie Rosenthal

This product was recommended by Tony Grenier from Instrumental Global

My wife purchased this book and I saw her reading this intently almost everyday. This book helped her navigate through breastfeeding and supported her emotional journeys. She said, breastfeeding is tiring but this book answered all her questions that she was left speechless. It also guided her through the changes she felt week-by-week so she became more confident with her journey.

The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins

This product was recommended by Harland Adkins from Fast Food Menu Prices

In this book, first-time moms will feel better knowing that breastfeeding isn’t something they should magically know how to do This book will give them the solid groundwork they need for success, such as reviews of breast pumps and figuring out how much milk your baby needs It’ll also show you have to overcome some of the challenges and setbacks you might experience along the way Even more than that, it gives you some non-breastfeeding advice you might be wondering about, like co-sleeping and the risk of SIDS In Kathleen Huggins’ *The Nursing Mother’s Companion, 7th Edition: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, From Pregnancy Through Weaning*, she lets women know that breastfeeding is a good choice, but women and babies don’t always know how to do it without instruction

Breastfeeding Doesn’t Have to Suck by Mindy Cockeram

This product was recommended by Mindy Cockeram from Learn4Birth

A highly practical and informative resource for breastfeeding in the hospital and at home for the first six months, this guide also includes a breastfeeding story at the end of each chapter. Topics include the effect of labor induction and medications on milk supply, asymmetric latching, positions, problem solving and special needs babies.

Breastfeeding with Confidence by Sue Cox

This product was recommended by Sandra Blair from CoffeeShan

I will recommend reading ‘Breastfeeding With Confidence: A Practical Guide’ by Sue Cox. It describes the method of breastfeeding in a simple way. Many women do not feel confident enough to breastfeed their baby but this book resolves the doubts of new mothers with complete ease. It provides lots of tips and guidance to the readers.

This Sucks, Pump Like a Pro A Practical Guide to Exclusively Pumping by Leah Frances Wade

This product was recommended by Amber Faust from Faust Island

Not every breastfeeding journey goes as planned, but your baby still benefits from breastmilk. This funny wonderfully informative guide is for moms who end up exclusively breast pumping for their baby. It’s a lifesaver to know that you are not alone on this pumping breastfeeding journey. I think it’s the only breastfeeding book for the exclusively pumping family.

You Got This, Mama! by Elizabeth Swenson

This product was recommended by Ashley Marie Mireles from Familius, LLC

Originally created as a scrapbook for her best friend, Elizabeth Swenson is here to share all the tips and tricks she learned as a new mom and answer the questions that she forgot to ask her doctor the first time around. The first few months (or let’s be real, 18 years) after bringing a new baby home can be tiring and messy. Mothers need encouragement, inspiration, and a good laugh. You Got This, Mama!: From Boobs to Blowouts, a Survival Guide for New Mothers is a visual guide to new motherhood with illustrated quotes, hilarious infographics, and encouraging thoughts to power new moms through another day. Real, honest, and beautifully designed, this is the guide for moms that we didn’t know we needed

Pregnant Again? A Childbirth and Breastfeeding Refresher by Mindy Cockeram

This product was recommended by Mindy Cockeram from Learn4Birth

A highly practical and informative refresher for second or subsequent breastfeeding parents in the hospital and at home for the first six months. Half of this book is dedicated to childbirth; the other half to breastfeeding. The lactation chapters include the effect of labor induction and medications on milk supply, asymmetric latching, positions, problem solving and special needs babies.

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