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Book Parent, Issue #002 -- Feeding Your Baby
July 04, 2008

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Book Parent, Issue #002 -- Feeding Your Baby
July 2008


1. Editorial
2. Feature Articles
3. Baby Book Sales
4. Baby Freebies
4. Latest Baby Book News
5. Contact Us


One of the greatest stresses for me as a new mother was being solely responsible for feeding my baby. †I had a deep desire to breastfeed him and so set about learning all I could to help make this possible. †I was able to attend a 5 day breastfeeding course run at the hospital I gave birth to my son in and this was so much information to take in I felt like I could have become a lactation consultant at the end of it. †

One of the main points at the course was†that most women give up breastfeeding early as they don't have the support they need. †This course encouraged me to bring my husband and my mother and mother-in-law. † So they learnt a lot as well and their support helped my son and I have a lovely 19 month breastfeeding experience. †

I hope you too find the support you need for the method of feeding your baby that you choose, it really does make all the difference. †Once your baby is ready to start solids the learning begins all over again!

In this month's newsletter you will find articles to support feeding your baby as well as some recommended books on breastfeeding that we are featuring in our book sale.

Happy Reading,

Carmen Benton

Feature Articles

Find answers to your many breastfeeding questions along with recommended books to read.

Some women can feel shy about breastfeeding in public, however if you are only comfortable to breastfeed at home then you will need to be prepared to stay home a lot.†† There are two things that will help you to feel a lot more comfortable breastfeeding in public and that is ...more

When to start baby food is a very common question for a first time mother. †Here you will find direct quotes from the experts on when to start baby food.

Starting solids is a big milestone in your babyís life.If you are anything like I was you will want guidance on† how and when to go about it.The following books have been written by some leading authors in baby cook books and will†be able to answer some if not all of your questions.

Homemade baby food recipes can give you just the motivation and the know how you need to progress on your way to being in charge of the nutrients your baby eats.

Baby Book Sales

Here are some books on breastfeeding which we currently have in our book sale. †They are as high as 74% off the normal cover price which makes it possible for you to own these recommended resources to help answer your breastfeeding questions.

Breastfeeding for Dummies
By: Sharon Perkins and Carol Vannais
Publisher:††† For Dummies

Get physically and mentally ready to breastfeed your baby. This easy-to-follow guide, written by two maternal/child health experts, provides practical, reassuring advice on everything from making preparations at home and starting to breastfeed at the hospital to breastfeeding while working and weaning.

Click here to find out how to save 65% off the list price of this book. Limited copies at this price.

The New Breastfeeding Diet Plan
By: Melissa Block and Robert Rountree
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co

You may already know the many benefits of nursing our baby, but did you know that the quality of your breast milk is powerfully affected by the foods you eat? Be confident your child is getting what he or she needs to be strong and healthy with help from this unique program. The New Breastfeeding Diet Plan tells you exactly what to eat and drink in order to keep your breast milk free of contaminants and toxins. Its simple meal plans and recipes make it easy for you to give your baby a healthy start.

Click here to find out how to save 60% off the list price of this book. Limited copies at this price.

Nursing Your Baby (4th Edition)
By: Gale Pryor and Karen Pryor
Publisher: HarperResource

For more than 40 years, mothers have depended on the wisdom and warmth of Nursing Your Baby. Now authors Karen Pryor and her daughter Gale Pryor have revised and updated their classic guide for today's generation of women. With its unique blend of support, science, and research, this classic guide will continue to encourage mothers to nurse their babies as long as they both desire.

Click here to find out how to save 62% off the list price of this book. Limited copies at this price.

How My Breasts Saved the World
By: Lisa Wood Shapiro
Publisher: Lyons Press

"Breast is best" in the 21st century; research supports breast milk as the best food for babies. But there's little said about the realities of nursing for the nursing mother. Is nursing an innate calling or a learned skill? Lisa Wood Shapiro assumes that she will be a natural - Surely after spending nine months gripped by labor fears, a brand new mom could count on the simple joy of seeing her newborn latch on and drink. Turns out, it's not that simple. Filled with panic and convinced that her breasts will explode, Lisa finally reaches out for help and learns how to survive - and prosper - as a nursing mom. In this laugh-out-loud book, Lisa offers advice, addresses rumors, and breaks taboos with the candor of a best friend and the voice of experience.

Click here to find out how to save 74% off the list price of this book. Limited copies at this price.

Baby Idea Freebies

Free Issue of 'Today's Grandparents'
On line magazine for grandparents-to-be and current grandparents.

Latest Baby Book News

Celebrities Write Children's Books
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron,OH,USA - Jun 22, 2008

In between gigs, a gaggle of celebs have jumped into writing children's books with nice, innocent messages and morals. Here are some of the latest on shelves.

Children Need Books, Not Quangos
The Sunday Times - June 22, 2008

Iíve yet to meet a pre-school child who didnít love a story or a six-month-old baby who didnít get excited about a picture book. Itís hard not to share the triumph of a child who has managed to read his or her first proper book all by themselves...If you want your children to read, read to them daily from an early age, give them great books, plenty of encouragement and the occasional kick up the backside. Switch off the screens half an hour before bedtime and send them to bed with a book. Most importantly, set an example and read yourself. There are volumes of difference between literacy levels and literature.

ĎAt a stretch I can almost imagine using a cherry stoner or veggie wedger if burglars had stolen all our knivesí
Sunday Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK - June 22, 2008

In a new book, Parenting, Inc, author Pamela Paul reasons that the vast majority of baby-related products are totally unnecessary, and that we are investing in our children "as if they are little businesses".

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