What To Expect When You're Breast-feeding... And What If You Can't?
While some mothers take to breast-feeding like a duck to water, others just can't seem to get the hang of it. Clare agrees that breast is best but she stresses that the most important thing is that your baby is fed - whether by the breast or bottle - and you, the mother, should feel comfortable with whatever you choose to do.
This comprehensive guide contains all the latest information on breast-feeding your baby successfully, including:
How to prepare for breast-feeding
What to expect in the early stages
How to overcome common problem, such as sore nipples and mastitis
And if you can't... the first rule is you shouldn't feel a failure. Clare recognises there are certain circumstances where bottle feeding is an advisable alternative. Rather than making you feel guilty if you prefer, or have to, bottle feed, she is wholly supportive and sympathetic, providing you with all the practical advice and information you need.
Richard Curtis. “What new dads need to know” Baby London magazine, June 2017
We were rescued by Clare Byam-Cook, who arrived, assessed and repositioned the whole caboodle. If you can't find Clare, find her book…. it's also excellent.
Izzy and Harry Judd
Without Clare's help I'm not sure what we would have done, she really rescued us. If there is any book you read in pregnancy, I would highly recommend Clare’s!
Practice guide that works
No nonsense and practical methods which work whether breast or bottle feeding. Very helpful guide . Noticed a difference quickly when applying the advice .
A good book to read alongside nct book or LL book as it helps you tackle the many problems with breastfeeding and also if you need to supplement with formula without making you feel guilty or telling you that's the end of you breastfeeding! Like the other books do. Also has a section on bottle feeding gives you practical tips if you need to switch, the moto seems to be happy mum = happy baby however their fed!
Good practical, workable advice that works and author does ...
Good practical,workable advice that works and author does not make you feel like you're the worst mother in the world if you do have to give the occasional bottle! Would have liked more advice on getting baby latched on as this is the trickiest bit.
A voice of sanity
I struggled miserably with feeding. Without the calm, sane advice of CBCook I think I might really have been heading for a depression. Hearing from everyone that you just need to persist, isn't any help at all. For anyone who's found the nose to nipple utter nonsense, here's the reason why.
I buy this for all my friends who have a baby
This book was a a great help for me when I struggled with breast feeding my second child. It was recommended by a friend and I have recommended it to many others. It is full of tips to help you breastfeed. I just wish I had read the book when I had my first.