Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding

  • by Ina May Gaskin
  • Narrated by Margaret Strom
  • 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and gives you invaluable practical advice that will help you nurse your baby in the most fulfilling way possible. In this book you'll find answers to virtually every question you have on breastfeeding, including topics such as:

The benefits of breastfeeding
Pumps and other nursing products
Nursing multiples
Sick babies
And much more

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding is filled with helpful advice, medical facts, and real-life stories that will help you understand how and why breastfeeding works and how you can use it to more deeply connect with your baby and your own body. Whether you're planning to nurse for the first time or are looking for the latest, most up-to-date expert advice available, you couldn't hope to find a better guide than Ina May.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

extremely comprehensive, but one thing wrong. ..

the bad:
there was one thing I didn't enjoy, the chapters are not labeled with titles so you're really left in the dark regarding which chapters discuss what topics, which makes it hard to reference back to specific information.

the good:
loved this book from beginning to end. the content was fantastic, and informative. This book serves a springboard from which to build a foundation when you're first starting out learning about breastfeeding. she touches on a lot of resources so you can further build and even offers very detailed guidance about latching and any arising concerns. i definitely recommend it to both new mom's & experienced moms.I would venture to even say dads should listen because there's a lot of useful information for them too. I just finished it but will need to go through it a few more times because it's just that jam packed with information.
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- Penelope Santana

Uses Anecdotal Stories Rather Than Science

Would you try another book from Ina May Gaskin and/or Margaret Strom?

No, never

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

This book is one of the reasons why there is mom-shaming. From the very first chapter, the author goes into great depth how formula products and companies are horrible. I got this book to learn tricks and lessons on how to breastfeed, not to be convinced of the author's values and dislikes. Then the author gives anecdotal evidence that breast feeding must be good because there are adults that were breastfeed until age 4 and have wonderful memories of it. Really, that is what she calls evidence? Then the author portrays doctors as not knowing what to do, being rude to their patients and not being qualified to help nursing mothers. It was just another anecdotal story to so the author could try to prove her point about something and it was a ridiculous way of doing it. The last straw, when I stopped listening to the book all together, was when the author recommended that vaccines should not be given at birth and that the child can wait until 6 months of age. Are your kidding me????? The author provided no scientific based facts to back up her ridiculous claim and all the while putting infants at risk by her stupid anecdotal stories to try to back up her ridiculous ideas. Lets just say, I was infuriated at this point. I wish I had not spent the money on this book. I am shocked how many good reviews it got - kind of scary actually. I then bought "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" and LOVE it. It discussed pros and cons of each way of feeding your child, it is not judgmental and it actually has real science behind it and how to breastfeed properly with tips and tricks. Don't waist your money or your credits on Ina May's book.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio