Although the convenience and widespread availability of baby formula sometimes presents a tempting option to new mothers—in particular, when having difficulty nursing—the bottom line where infant health and well being is concerned is clear: breast is best. Ample scientific research supports the benefits of breastfeeding, from the many nutritional benefits of breast milk on the immune system, to the psychological nurturing that occurs between mother and baby when nursing.
Below is a list of breastfeeding support materials, intended to help new mothers get answers to their breastfeeding questions.
Huggins, Kathleen. The Nursing Mother's Companion: Revised Edition. Harvard Common Press: 2005.
Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen & Nancy Mohrbacher. Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers. New Harbinger Publications: 2005.
La Leche League International. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Seventh Revised Edition. Plume: 2004.
Newman, Jack & Teresa Pitman. The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers Revised and Updated: The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solving Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America. Three Rivers Press: 2006.
Sears, Martha & William Sears. The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning. Little, Brown and Company: 2000.
Benefits of breastfeeding: dr. greene
Benefits of breastfeeding: U.S. breastfeeding committee
Breastfeeding benefits from top to bottom
How breastfeeding benefits you and your baby
Quantifying the Benefits of Breastfeeding:
A Summary of the Evidence
Top 10 reasons to breastfeed
Breast is best
La leche league
Dr. Jack Newman’s Visual Guide to Breastfeeding