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Two New Breastfeeding Books

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Two of my blogging friends have written new books for you to check out. It’s really exciting. I’ve known these women for the past few years, and it’s great to see their work come to fruition. One book is a memoir, and the other is a guide for breastfeeding educators who need to learn Spanish in order to help their clients.
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First off, we have Sinead of Breastfeedingmums who has written a memoir about her breastfeeding experiences. It’s called “Mama Milk: A Breastfeeding Mum’s Story.” Here’s her blog, and here’s a link to where you can buy the book on Lulu. It’s an e-book and costs only $5.27.
What I love about Sinead’s book is her realistic descriptions of the ups and downs of breastfeeding. She breastfeed three kids and she doesn’t sugar coat anything. She covers everything from buying a bra to weaning, mixing her personal experiences with practical tips. Sinead is from Ireland so at times her turns of phrase are truly charming. For example, she writes:

The very first night I spent with my new daughter was probably the first and only time she slept through for the next five years! I, on the other hand, missed out on that precious opportunity as I was simply too excited to sleep. I had waited for what seemed like forever to be her mummy and now that she was with me I quite literally couldn’t take my eyes off her. Even when I went to the bathroom I happily wheeled her along with me! The rooming-in policy adopted by our hospital suited me down to the ground. There was no way anyone was taking my baby to the nursery. I was her mummy and any mummy stuff would be carried out by me! Me and my baby together at last…

Now for the second book. Tanya of the Motherwear Blog has written a book called “Spanish For Breastfeeding Support” (Hale Publishing 2009). Tanya’s co-author is a former Medical Spanish instructor and translator. The book is intended for anyone who works in breastfeeding support: nurses, lactation consultants and counselors, La Leche League leaders, doulas, physicians, midwives, WIC nutritionists and peer counselors, and others. Lactation consultants can earn over 12 CERPs for completing the exercises in the book.
The book teaches you how to support nursing moms in Spanish using dialogues, vocabulary, listening comprehension exercises, grammar lessons, quick reference sheets, and great lists of Spanish breastfeeding resources. The book also comes with two CDs.
Tanya is doing a give-away of the book on her site right now. Click here to learn about the contest. The deadline is July 17th. And finally, there’s a website for the book, SpanishForBreastfeedingSupport.com. (Here’s the link for buying the book from Amazon or the publisher).



One Response to “Two New Breastfeeding Books”

Thanks Andi :) I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Sinead

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