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The ABCs of Breastfeeding: Everything a Mom Needs to Know for a Happy Nursing Experience. Stacey Rubin, $15.95

From developing confidence and a positive attitude before the birth to understanding how to make breastfeeding work for you and your baby — The ABCs of Breastfeeding is a wonderfully supportive guide for expectant and new parents.


Baby-Led Breastfeeding: Follow Your Baby’s Instincts for Relaxed and Easy Nursing. Gill Rapley & Tracey Murkett, $22.95

Say goodbye to stressful schedules, painful latching, and worries over milk supply. Authors Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett show how easy nursing can be when you let your baby lead the way. This comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide will help you understand your baby’s unique, natural pattern and develop a trusting and healthy breastfeeding relationship. With the help of personal anecdotes and color photos from real moms, Rapley and Murkett explain how to:

  • Get breastfeeding up and running in the first few weeks
  • Hold your baby so that he can feed effectively
  • Express and store milk efficiently
  • Avoid or remedy sore nipples, mastitis, and other problems
  • Wean at a natural pace

Baby’s First Journal. Lindsay Harris, $15.95

Baby’s First Journal is a comprehensive log book enabling parents to track the eating, sleeping and diapering patterns of their newborn.  Easy to use and portable, this journal will help in understanding the baby’s needs and in developing a daily routine. Available in pink, blue or green.

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The Best Gifts. Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, illustrated by Elly MacKay, $18.95

The best gifts of all can’t be bought.

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Bestfeeding: How to Breastfeed Your Baby, 3rd Edition. Mary Renfrew, Chloe Fisher & Suzanne Arms, $22.95

Bestfeeding is a wonderful, practical and 'user-friendly' guide to breastfeeding. It is illustrated with photos and drawings that clearly represent the dynamics of the breastfeeding process. The collective experience of the three authors makes this book an essential addition to a new mother's resources.


Better Breastfeeding: a Mother’s Guide to Feeding and Nutrition. Daina Kalnins, et al, $24.95

Despite a mother's best intentions, breastfeeding can prove to be challenging for both new and experienced mothers. In a friendly, informative and easy-to-read manner, Better Breastfeeding addresses the concerns, problems and issues breastfeeding mothers face and answers the most commonly asked questions. Some of the issues that are addressed include:

  • Knowing if the baby is getting enough milk
  • Plugged ducts and breast infection
  • Nursing strike, thrush, and twins or multiples
  • Challenges of latching
  • Sore nipples and engorgement
  • Going back to work.

The authors also provide 125 recipes for the breastfeeding mother that serve her unique needs and, ultimately, those of her baby.

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The Better Way to Breastfeed: the Latest, Most Effective Ways to Feed and Nurture Your Baby with Comfort and Ease. Robin Elise Weiss, $22.95

An innovative visual, step-by-step guide and your go-to-source for authoritative advice and information to support your breastfeeding goals.


Biological Nurturing®: Laid-Back Breastfeeding for Mothers DVD. Suzanne Colson, Kittie Franz & Nancy Mohrbacher, $53.95 (28 minutes)

This DVD introduces laid-back positions that help mothers to breastfeed in greater comfort and enjoy their babies more. The DVD shows ethnically diverse mothers and babies in a variety of settings: a delivery room, a postpartum hospital room after a cesarean birth, at home in bed, on a couch, in different chairs, and in an outdoor café. Each environment illustrates a different aspect of how Biological Nurturing makes early mothering and breastfeeding easier and more satisfying. These positions work in harmony with gravity to reduce the "work" of breastfeeding, making it easier to let baby nurse as long as he needs to, while mother achieves complete relaxation and greater oxytocin release.

For mothers, lactation consultants, nurses, midwives, childbirth educators, and others who work with breastfeeding mothers.


The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know about Nursing Your Child from Birth through Weaning, Revised Edition. William Sears & Martha Sears, $22.49

Breastfeeding contributes to nurturing a smarter and healthier baby, and a healthier and more intuitive mommy. Isn't that what every child needs, and every parent wants? From pediatric experts Martha Sears, R.N., and William Sears, M.D., a comprehensive, reassuring, authoritative information on:

  • How to get started breastfeeding, with illustrated tips for latching on
  • Increasing your milk supply
  • Breastfeeding when working away from home
  • Pumps and other technology associated with breastfeeding
  • Making sure your nursing baby gets optimum nutrition, including the most recent information about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and "milk-oriented microbiota"
  • Nutrition and fitness for moms
  • Nighttime breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding and fertility
  • Toddler nursing and weaning
  • Special circumstances
  • And much more...

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Breastfeeding: Bringing Baby to the Breast, DVD. Nancy Pilote & Manon Méthot, $80.00 (22 minutes)

Mothers and babies the world over find their own best way to breastfeed. Showing a variety of nursing moms and babes, the film repeatedly shows images of good latch and positioning. The video also explores:

  • Signs of hunger
  • Breastfeeding right after birth
  • When the milk ‘comes in’
  • Breast massage
  • Hand expression
  • Breastfeeding positions
  • How to be sure baby is getting enough
  • And more …

Breastfeeding Facts for Fathers. $6.95

An excellent, fact-filled guide that will help new fathers connect with their child right from the start and support their partner in doing what is best for their baby.


Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: a Survival Guide to Successful Breastfeeding While Serving in the Military. Robyn Roche-Paull, $32.95

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots is a much needed resource for active-duty mothers and mothers-to-be, who are seeking information and support on how to breastfeed successfully while serving their country.

The author provides military moms with insight into the rewarding and wonderful aspects of breastfeeding on active duty, while also giving a realistic look at the challenges that lay ahead. If you are an active-duty pregnant or breastfeeding mother or you work with active-duty mothers, this book is a must-have book for your resource library. Not only is it comprehensive and easy-to-read, it also includes many testimonials from military moms who have successfully breastfed and are happy to share their experiences!

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Breastfeeding Made Easy. Carlos González, $19.95

In Breastfeeding Made Easy renowned paediatrician and father-of-three Carlos González brings his warmth and positivity to a subject close to his heart and his clinical practice: breastfeeding. In his characteristic friendly style, and by tackling the real-life questions mothers have about breastfeeding head-on, he explains:

  • how breastfeeding works, and why most mothers, with support, can do it if they want to
  • how myths and misinformation can derail mothers, and how to avoid this
  • how to manage introducing solid foods, weaning from the breast and going back to work
  • the proven health benefits of breastfeeding, for babies and their mothers
  • how treating illness, in mother and baby, needn't mean the end of breastfeeding
  • how breastfeeding can succeed even in difficult circumstances
  • the importance of good breastfeeding support, and how to access it

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, 2nd Edition. Nancy Mohrbacher & Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, $27.95

This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is a comprehensive resource that offers effective and common-sense techniques and wonderful insights into the baby's needs. Understanding how breastfeeding works will help you to overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, pain and weaning problems and other obstacles that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby. Highly recommended by mothers, lactation consultants and other breastfeeding experts.


The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk. Diana West & Lisa Marasco, $24.95

Separate fact from fiction with help from this comprehensive book about improving low milk supply. The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk incorporates the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way your body makes milk, and how babies contribute to your milk production. Best of all, you'll find valuable suggestions for both time-honored and innovative ways to make more milk.

Learn the facts about:

  • Determining if baby is really getting enough milk
  • Supplementing without decreasing your supply
  • Maximizing the amount of milk you can make
  • Identifying the causes of your low supply
  • Increasing your supply with the most effective methods, including pumping, herbs, medications, foods, and alternative therapies
  • Making more milk when you return to work, exclusively pump, have a preemie or multiples, re-lactate, or induce lactation

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Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges. Nancy Mohrbacher, $22.50

As a busy mom, you probably don’t have time to read long-winded books and manuals. You want quick, practical solutions. BREASTFEEDING SOLUTIONS is the ultimate easy-to-read guide for mothers who are experiencing difficulty breastfeeding. The line drawings, bulleted lists, tables, charts, and other visual aids included in this book make it easy for you to quickly find the breastfeeding solutions you need without wading through hundreds of pages of text. In the book, you will learn how to overcome challenges such as pain, lack of milk expression, pumping, and weaning, so that you can give your baby the best start in life possible. After all, breastfeeding is the most inexpensive gift you can give to help ensure your baby grows into a healthy, happy adult.


Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who Really Decides How We Feed Our Babies? Amy Brown, $22.95

Across the world mothers are urged to breastfeed, but in Western society many find this a difficult task. Those who stop can feel demoralised and unsure as to why such a desired, encouraged and biologically normal behaviour can appear so challenging in reality. Breastfeeding Uncovered examines why this continues to happen, revealing how complex social and cultural messages work against new mothers, damaging the normal physiology of breastfeeding and making it seem unmanageable.

Dr Brown removes the focus from the mother and instead urges society to rethink its attitude towards breastfeeding and mothering and instead to support, encourage and protect mothers to feed their babies. This book is for anyone who has ever struggled with breastfeeding, supported new mothers or just wondered what all the fuss is about. Most of all it is a must read for anyone who has ever thought a breastfeeding mother should cover up, or feed her baby elsewhere.


The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, 4th Edition: the Classic Guide. Sally Wendkos Olds, Laura Marks & Marvin Eiger, $17.50

All healthy mothers should consider breastfeeding for the first year of a baby’s life, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and this is the book that will help women give their babies the healthiest start possible. The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, 4th Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to breastfeeding — how to get ready before the baby arrives; how to involve fathers and siblings; and the best diet and foods for mom. New data about preterm infants is presented, and special situations — EP (exclusive pumping), multiples, breast cancer, overweight and large-breasted women, breast surgery, tattoos and piercings — are also discussed in detail. An expanded chapter on weaning features sections on breastfeeding past infancy. Also new is an appendix of online resources.

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The Complete Guide to Everyday Risks in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: Answers to Your Questions about Morning Sickness, Medications, Herbs, Diseases, Chemical Exposures & More. Dr. Gideon Koren & the Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. $24.95

Recognized throughout the world, the Motherisk program at the Hospital for Sick Children provides counseling based on the most up-to-date information on substances or environmental factors that can cause birth defects. It's the largest program of its kind worldwide and has counseled over half a million women and their families and health professionals. Now this information has been compiled in a single, easy-to-understand volume that offers authoritative descriptions of the risks during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is an invaluable and comprehensive reference for expecting and lactating mothers and their health care providers.



Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding, Revised Edition. Jack Newman & Teresa Pitman, $26.99

Breastfeeding is the natural and healthy way to nourish your baby, yet it’s not always easy. New mothers need practical information about getting off to a good start and solving breastfeeding challenges. Health professionals need this information too, because it is rarely taught in medical school. Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding covers the most common problems and questions that mothers encounter:

  • How do I help my baby to get a good latch?
  • How can I know if my baby is getting enough milk?
  • How can I help him get more?
  • Can I avoid sore nipples?
  • Will my medication affect my baby?
  • How do I fit breastfeeding into my life when I’m so busy?

The answers are here. Dr. Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman are two of the foremost lactation experts in Canada and have helped tens of thousands of new mothers find solutions that work. In this comprehensive guide, they share the most current information about breastfeeding and provide new, effective strategies and solutions to make breastfeeding work for you.

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Dr. Jen's Guide to Breastfeeding: Meet Your Breastfeeding Goals by Understanding Your Body and Your Baby. Jennifer Thomas, $22.50

Dr. Jennifer Thomas is a practicing pediatrician who encounters new moms every day who are struggling with breastfeeding. Having nursed all three of her sons, she knows women struggling with breastfeeding need a little more than advice and reassurance, sometimes they need a plan. This book provides that plan, coupled with real medical information, guidance, and reassurance. It empowers moms with the knowledge they need to trust their instincts and their bodies to feed their babies.


The Everything® Breastfeeding Book, 2nd Edition. Suzanne Fredregill & Ray Fredregill, $18.99

Packed with information on every aspect of breastfeeding from latching on to weaning, The Everything® Breastfeeding Book will help ensure a positive breastfeeding experience for you and your baby.


Finding Sufficiency: Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue. Diana Cassar-Uhl, $25.50

Breastfeeding difficulty due to insufficient glandular tissue is something many mothers struggle with. Because this condition is still largely under-researched and misunderstood by practitioners who work with mothers during the perinatal period, women who experience breastfeeding problems due to insufficient glandular development also struggle to find support, both clinical and emotional, in dealing with them. This book aims to inform and support the efforts of breastfeeding mothers with low milk production due to insufficient glandular tissue, from both a scientific standpoint and an emotional one, covering the unique decisions and feelings that may be faced by someone who fully intended to breastfeed but felt betrayed by her body. The book also provides guidance for practitioners who seek to understand this condition and support their patients/clients who are dealing with it.

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Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures in Breastfeeding. Edited by Rachel Epp Buller, $19.95

HAVE MILK, WILL TRAVEL: ADVENTURES IN BREASTFEEDING reveals the lighter side of nursing and throws a lifeline to mothers in the thick of lactation. Knowing that other mothers struggle to breastfeed, go to extreme lengths to regulate milk supply, or even unwittingly pump breast milk while on the radio, readers can be assured that they are not alone in having lost all modesty and that, in fact, they may be doing better than most. With a foreword written by Pump Station founders Wendy Haldeman and Corky Harvey, HAVE MILK, WILL TRAVEL collects stories and poems by both established and emerging writers who address with brutal honesty the trials, tribulations, and laugh-out-loud turbulence of life as the one-stop milk shop.


Healthy Mum, Happy Baby — How to Feed Yourself When You're Breastfeeding Your Baby. Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit, $25.00

Healthy Mum, Happy Baby is packed with creative, delicious recipes that don’t require exact measurements and won’t be ruined if they aren’t served immediately (while you deal with the cranky baby), as well as big-batch meals for the freezer, time-saving tips on how to stock your pantry before baby and useful ideas for healthy snacks you can eat one-handed while you nurse... The perfect shower or baby gift, Healthy Mum, Happy Baby is a practical, invaluable resource for every new mother.


If These Boobs Could Talk: a Little Humour to Pump Up the Breastfeeding Mom. Sharon Payette Seip & Adrienne Hedger, $14.50

This amusing shower or new baby gift celebrates the ups and downs of breastfeeding and gives the rapidly growing number of breastfeeding moms something they can really use—a good laugh!


Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding. Ina May Gaskin, $22.00

Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, midwife Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and offers invaluable practical advice that will help you nurse your baby. Inside you’ll find answers to virtually every question you have on breastfeeding, including topics such as:

•the benefits of breastfeeding •nursing challenges •pumps and other nursing products •sleeping arrangements •nursing and work •medications •nursing multiples •weaning •sick babies •and much more

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Kangaroo Babies: a Different Way of Mothering. Nathalie Charpak, $28.95

Providing a history and a beautifully illustrated practical guide to kangaroo mothering, this book explains the approach that is changing the way mothers relate to newborn babies and improving the way hospitals treat premature babies and their parents.


A Loving Weaning: How to Move Forward Together. Winema Wilson Lanoue, $19.95

Weaning from breastfeeding does not have to be confusing or difficult. When viewed as a journey of partnership and love, it can strengthen the parent-child bond and build trust and confidence. In this book, Winema Wilson Lanoue discusses the issues surrounding weaning, addresses the most frequently asked questions, and shows how parents can create a weaning plan that works for their unique family.


Mama, Talk about Our New Baby. Toni Olson, illustrated by S. Marie Carlson, $26.95

With the help of his mother, a young boy learns what life will be like after his sister is born. Imaginative and detailed illustrations guide parents and children alike through a variety of gentle and responsive parenting themes such as breastfeeding co-sleeping, and baby wearing.


Mama’s Milk. Michael Elsohn Ross, illustrated by Ashley Wolff, $15.99

Lovely illustrations portray this charming look at mammal mamas and babies, cuddling up to nurse.

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A Medication Guide for Breastfeeding Moms. Thomas Hale & Ghia McAfee, $23.95

Written specifically for mothers, A Medication Guide for Breastfeeding Moms covers the most common drugs taken by breastfeeding moms. Using current research, it rates each drug for safety during lactation, providing the reader with an explanation of how drugs enter breastmilk and any harmful effects they may cause. The book covers both over-the-counter and prescribed medications, common herbs and remedies, and street drugs.


Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins or More, 3rd Edition. Karen Kerkhoff Gromada, $23.50

The long-awaited revised and updated edition is finally here! This is the classic resource for mother's of multiples, ready for a new generation of twins and more!


The Mystery of the Breast. Victoria de Aboitiz, illustrated by Afra, $12.99

When a little girl’s baby brother is born, she begins to investigate the ‘mystery of the breast’ as she sees her mother breastfeed the new arrival.


New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding, 2nd Edition. Joan Younger Meek, $17.00

A practical guide to the benefits and management of breastfeeding, including the latest research and recommendations.

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Nonprescription Drugs for the Breastfeeding Mother, 2nd Edition. Frank Nice, $21.95

Nonprescription medications are the most commonly used drugs by breastfeeding mothers, from acne medications to zinc tablets. This guide gives mothers and healthcare professionals easy guidelines for making decisions about OTC drugs, herbals and supplements.


The Nursing Mother's Companion: the Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy through Weaning, 7th Edition. Kathleen Huggins, $25.95

Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between. Readers will find Huggins’s indispensable “survival guides,” for quick problem-solving of common breastfeeding issues, as well as appendices on determining baby’s milk needs in the first six weeks and the safety of various drugs during breastfeeding.

In addition, this edition opens with a new Foreword by Jessica Martin-Weber, creator of the very popular website The Leaky Boob, and a new Preface by Kelly Bonyata, creator of the go-to site KellyMom. These two much-loved authorities speak to the importance of owning an authoritative breastfeeding book that cuts through the jumble of opinions, information, and misinformation on the Web. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother’s Companion is the guide every new mother should have at hand.


Nursing Your Baby, 4th Edition. Karen Pryor & Gale Pryor, $19.95

Revised and updated, this classic collection of nursing wisdom and advice offers a unique blend of science, research and support that is encouraging and practical. Beginning with clear explanations of how breastfeeding works, Nursing Your Baby gives parents tips for getting the best start during the first hours, weeks and months after birth.

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The One Best Way? Breastfeeding History, Politics and Policy in Canada. Tasnim Nathoo & Aleck Ostry, $34.99

In recent years, breastfeeding has been prominently in the public eye in relation to debates on issues ranging from parental leave policies, work/family balance, public decency, the safety of our food supply, and public health concerns such as health care costs and the obesity “epidemic.”

Breastfeeding has officially been considered “the one best way” for feeding infants for the past 150 years of Canadian history. This book examines the history and evolution of breastfeeding policies and practices in Canada from the end of the nineteenth century to the turn of the twenty-first. The authors’ historical approach allows current debates to be situated within a broader social, political, cultural, and economic context. Drawing upon government reports, academic journals, archival sources, and interviews with policy-makers and breastfeeding advocates, the authors trace trends, patterns, ideologies, and policies of breastfeeding in Canada.


100 Questions & Answers about Breastfeeding. Karin Cadwell, Cindy Turner-Maffei & Anna Cadwell Blair, $23.95

Authoritative, practical and evidence-based answers to the questions women and their families have about breastfeeding.


The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts Are Bad For Business, 3rd Edition. Gabrielle Palmer, $22.95

In her powerful book, Gabrielle Palmer describes how big business uses subtle techniques to pressure parents to use alternatives to breastmilk. The infant feeding product companies’ thirst for profit systematically undermines mothers’ confidence in their ability to breastfeed their babies and puts infants at risk world-wide.

An essential and inspirational eye-opener, The Politics of Breastfeeding challenges our complacency about how we feed our children and radically reappraises a subject which concerns not only mothers, but everyone: man or woman, parent or childless, old or young. Revealing and thought provoking, The Politics of Breastfeeding exposes infant feeding as one of the most important public health issues of our time.

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Preparing to Breastfeed: a Pregnant Woman’s Guide. Teresa Pitman, $17.95

Are you pregnant? Are you wondering what you can do now to prepare for breastfeeding? Author Teresa Pitman has been working with pregnant and breastfeeding mothers for over 30 years as a La Leche League Leader, childbirth educator, and doula. She shares her wisdom with you and gives you concrete things you can do while pregnant to prepare for breastfeeding:

  • The Truth about Breastfeeding
  • How Breastfeeding Works
  • The Personal History of Your Breasts
  • Birth Plans and Breastfeeding Plans
  • What Your Baby Knows about Breastfeeding
  • First Feedings
  • More Milk!
  • Supplementing
  • Life with a Breastfeeding Baby
  • Your Breastfeeding Goals

This very practical book is a must for every pregnant woman. It is also helpful reading for people supporting a new mother - fathers, grandmothers, friends, and health providers.


Start Here: Breastfeeding and Infant Care with Humor and Common Sense. Kathleen McCue, $19.95

Most new parents want to do everything they can to ensure their baby has the best chance of having a great life. After reading all the books, talking to all the friends, and eating all the right foods, parents quickly learn, however, that taking care of their baby is not formulaic. Everybody seems to have a different answer. According to author Kathleen McCue, a nurse practitioner and lactation consultant, there is no ONE right way to do it. She suggests you should take everybody's advice, stir it up in a big pot, and pull out the pieces that work for you and your baby.

McCue compares breastfeeding to falling in love; it's not a thinking thing. It's something that evolves and takes on a life of its own. Too often, people try to intellectualize breastfeeding and make it an activity that is a learned skill. McCue reminds new parents that they already have the knowledge, strength, and skills to be a successful parent. She presents this information with humor and good common sense, making this book a fun and informative read.

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Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J Smith & Teresa Pitman, $24.00

It’s 4 A.M. You’ve nursed your baby five times throughout the night. You’re beyond exhausted. But where can you breastfeed safely when you might fall asleep? You’ve heard that your bed is dangerous for babies. Or is it? Is there a way to reduce the risk? Does life really have to be this hard? No, it doesn’t. Sweet Sleep is within reach. This invaluable resource will help you sleep better tonight in under ten minutes with the Quick Start guide — and sleep safer every night with:

  • the Safe Sleep Seven checklist
  • sort out the facts and fictions of bedsharing and SIDS
  • learn about normal sleep at every age and stage, from newborn to new parent
  • direct your baby toward longer sleep when he’s ready
  • tailor your approach to your baby’s temperament
  • uncover the hidden costs of sleep training and “cry it out” techniques
  • navigate naps at home and daycare
  • handle concerns from family, friends, and physicians
  • enjoy stories and tips from mothers like you
  • make the soundest sleep decisions for your family and your life

Sweet Sleep is the first and most complete book on nights and naps for breastfeeding families. It is mother-wisdom, reassurance, and a how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research.


The 10th Step and Beyond: Mother Support for Breastfeeding. Virginia Thorley & Melissa Clark Vickers, $37.50

THE 10TH STEP AND BEYOND: MOTHER SUPPORT FOR BREASTFEEDING explores how different programs have supported the 10th step of the Ten Steps for Successful Breastfeeding. Virginia Thorley and Melissa Clark Vickers have brought together key people from countries around the world to describe what they are doing to support mothers to breastfeed. From Baby Cafes to La Leche League to male peer counselors, the authors in this book discuss the role mother support plays in helping mothers meet their breastfeeding goals. In the final chapters, the authors discuss why good programs fail and the ongoing need for financial sustainability.


To Three and Beyond: Stories of Breastfed Children and The Mothers Who Love Them. Edited by Janell Robisch, $23.50

In the early years of parenting, mothers spend countless hours considering the best ways to raise their children to be happy and healthy. One of the first decisions that they make is how to feed their babies. Once a mother has chosen to breastfeed, it may seem like that is that, but the question of how long to breastfeed a child is laced with controversy and conflict in our society. It is rare to see a child nursing to 6 months, let alone into toddlerhood. Children who breastfeed past their third birthday certainly exist. There are probably many more — even just in your own community — than you realize, but why don’t we see these nursing children more?

In this collection of stories from mothers all over the world and from many walks of life, Janell Robisch takes you on an exploration of the reasons, joys, and challenges of full-term nursing from the perspective of the very mothers who have been there, done that.

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25 Things Every Nursing Mother Needs to Know. Kathleen Huggins & Jan Ellen Brown, $13.95

This book full of gentle, friendly tips to new mothers offers a confidence boost and essential guidance for getting breastfeeding of to a good start.


unbuttoned. Dana Sullivan & Maureen Connolly, Editors, $16.95

Women open up about the pleasures, pains and politics of breastfeeding.


Understanding Breastfeeding and How to Succeed. Elisabet Helsing & Anna-Pia Häggkvist, $25.95

UNDERSTANDING BREASTFEEDING is a highly readable and encouraging introduction to the topic, filled with practical advice and solutions to problems large and small. The book also provides a fascinating insight into the checkered history of breastfeeding from ancient times to the present.

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Understanding Breastfeeding: Your Guide to a Healthy Start. InJoy Videos, $39.95 Note: InJoy DVDs are for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

This comprehensive DVD helps boost confidence by emphasizing a mother’s natural ability to breastfeed. Based on current research, 3D animations demonstrate latching and healthy milk production. Engaging video and candid comments from new parents make the learning experience supportive.  


Unlatched: the Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy. Jennifer Grayson, $19.99

From an environmental journalist and mother of two young breast-fed children puts this most natural of processes to the test, by breaking down the complex cultural, corporate, political, and technological factors that have transformed the way people think about breastfeeding and the human experience.

Since the rise of infant formula in the early twentieth century, breastfeeding has gone from a basic biological function to a never-ending controversy and hot topic in the media. Clearly, this is a topic that constantly makes headlines and sparks heated discussion throughout the world.

Growing up, Jennifer Grayson thought nothing of the fact that her mother had not breastfed her. It wasn’t until she became a mother herself that she realized she had missed out on a natural, profound, and incredibly important experience, one that she became determined to give to her own children. Her curiosity about breastfeeding soon turned to passion, leading her to launch a worldwide search for knowledge and stories of breastfeeding.

From biblical times to eighteenth century France, from modern-day Mongolia to inner-city Los Angeles, Grayson explores the personal stories of breastfeeding women throughout history around the world. Along the way, she takes readers behind the scenes at a lactation research laboratory, interviews controversial breastfeeding figures, and shares her own personal experience of extended breastfeeding her preschool and toddler daughters.


The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture: Seeking Mother-to Mother Support in the Digital Age. Lara Audelo, $22.95

THE VIRTUAL BREASTFEEDING CULTURE explores how mothers have been using the Internet to support and connect with each other. Women have claimed the Internet as their own, and have created an elaborate infrastructure of virtual support. Spanning the course of almost two decades, online breastfeeding support has produced a thriving and expanding community of women committed to strengthening the sisterhood upon which so many mothers have come to rely. This book includes:

  • Stories from mothers just like you
  • Raw, honest, uplifting, hopeful, and at times humorous narratives 
  • A helpful list of resources and tips on how to use the Internet for breastfeeding support
  • A special section for lactation professionals on how and why they should connect with their clients through various social-media platforms

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What Does Baby Want? Tupera Tupara, $15.95

When baby is hungry, neither his teddy bear, his ball, nor even his shiny tambourine will soothe him. This tribute to the nursing baby — and even more so, to the breastfeeding mother — will read as conventional to babies and toddlers but as taboo-busting to parents. Celebrate the natural magic of growing a baby with this simply worded, expertly illustrated, and shockingly honest shaped board book. Perfect for nursing babies, older siblings, and expectant parents. A sure-to-be favorite baby shower gift!


Where's the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad. Trevor MacDonald, $21.99

In a time when to most people “pregnancy” automatically means “motherhood,” what is it like to get pregnant, give birth, and breastfeed a child — all while being an out transgender man?

When Trevor MacDonald decided to start a family, he knew that the world was going to have questions for him.  Luckily for the reader, Trevor responds with grace and humour.  His stories convey the intimate and sometimes surprising realities of the transgender parenting experience. This memoir is a book about being a breastfeeding parent and a transgender man, and the many beautiful, moving, and difficult ways these two identities collide.


The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Revised 2010. La Leche League International, $29.00

Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information — from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers professional and real-life wisdom and guidance on breastfeeding.


Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple. Nancy Mohrbacher, $26.95

With its evidence-based insights, Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple takes the mystery out of pumping and milk production. It puts you in control of your own experience with straightforward explanations of how milk is made and what you can do to reach your own best level. Whether your maternity leave is long, short, or in between, it includes what you need to know every step of the way. New concepts such as “The Magic Number” explain how to tailor your daily routine to your body’s response. It also includes pumping strategies that can increase your milk yields by nearly 50%. Tips from employed mothers provide the wisdom of hindsight. No matter what your work setting or whether you stay close to home or travel regularly, this book provides the essentials you need to reach your personal breastfeeding goals

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Working without Weaning: a Working Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding. Kirsten Berggren, $9.50

Do you want to breastfeed your baby, but do not think you can because you have to go back to work? Are you concerned about the challenges of combining breastfeeding and a full-time job? Working without Weaning describes in detail how you can work and still breastfeed your baby, with stories and advice from mothers who have been in your shoes.

Working without Weaning gives you step-by-step guidance to help you work and continue to breastfeed, including:

  • Talking to your boss about breastfeeding in a language they will understand
  • Figuring out the time and place to pump during the day
  • Maintaining your milk supply when you are pumping
  • Choosing the best pump for your needs
  • Storing and feeding breastmilk from a bottle
  • Getting enough rest when you have work all day and baby all night
  • Keeping balance in your life
  • Supplementing without weaning
  • And most importantly, preserving your breastfeeding relationship with your baby when you are together.

You, Me and the Breast. Mònica Calaf & Mikel Fuentes, $12.99

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of the powerful bond shared between a mother and her newborn baby.

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Complete Booklist

The ABCs of Breastfeeding: Everything a Mom Needs to Know for a Happy Nursing Experience. Stacey Rubin, $15.95

Baby-Led Breastfeeding: Follow Your Baby’s Instincts for Relaxed and Easy Nursing. Gill Rapley & Tracey Murkett, $22.95

Baby’s First Journal. Lindsay Harris, $15.95

Bestfeeding: How to Breastfeed Your Baby, 3rd Edition. Renfrew, Fisher & Arms, $22.95

Better Breastfeeding: a Mother’s Guide to Feeding and Nutrition. Daina Kalnins, et al, $24.95

The Better Way to Breastfeed: the Latest, Most Effective Ways to Feed and Nurture Your Baby with Comfort and Ease. Robin Elise Weiss, $22.95

Biological Nurturing®: Laid-Back Breastfeeding for Mothers DVD. Suzanne Colson, Kittie Franz & Nancy Mohrbacher, $53.95 (28 minutes)

Breastfeeding the Adopted Baby. Debra Stewart Peterson, $20.95

The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know about Nursing Your Child from Birth through Weaning, Revised Edition. William Sears & Martha Sears, $22.49

Breastfeeding: Bringing Baby to the Breast, DVD. Nancy Pilote & Manon Méthot, $80.00 (22 minutes)

The Breastfeeding Cafe: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges and Secrets of Nursing. Barbara Behrmann, $25.95

Breastfeeding Facts for Fathers. $6.95

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: a Survival Guide to Successful Breastfeeding While Serving in the Military. Robyn Roche-Paull, $32.95

Breastfeeding Made Easy. Carlos González, $19.95

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, 2nd Edition. Nancy Mohrbacher & Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, $27.95

The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk. Diana West & Lisa Marasco, $24.95

Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges. Nancy Mohrbacher, $22.50

Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who Really Decides How We Feed Our Babies? Amy Brown, $22.95

Breastfeeding with Confidence: a Practical Guide. Sue Cox, $12.50

Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby. Gwen Gotsch, $8.50

The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, 4th Edition: the Classic Guide. Sally Wendkos Olds, Laura Marks & Marvin Eiger, $17.50

The Complete Guide to Everyday Risks in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: Answers to Your Questions about Morning Sickness, Medications, Herbs, Diseases, Chemical Exposures & More. G. Koren & MotherRisk, $24.95

Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding, Revised Edition. Jack Newman & Teresa Pitman, $26.99

Dr. Jen's Guide to Breastfeeding: Meet Your Breastfeeding Goals by Understanding Your Body and Your Baby. Jennifer Thomas, $22.50

The Everything® Breastfeeding Book, 2nd Edition. Suzanne Fredregill & Ray Fredregill, $18.99

Finding Sufficiency: Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue. Diana Cassar-Uhl, $25.50

Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures in Breastfeeding. Edited by Rachel Epp Buller, $19.95

Healthy Mum, Happy Baby — How to Feed Yourself When You're Breastfeeding Your Baby. A. Tempelman-Kluit, $25.00

If These Boobs Could Talk: a Little Humour to Pump Up the Breastfeeding Mom. Sharon Payette Seip& Adrienne Hedger, $14.50

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Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding. Ina May Gaskin, $22.00

An Introduction to Biological Nurturing: New Angles on Breastfeeding. Suzanne Colson, $23.50

Kangaroo Babies: a Different Way of Mothering. Nathalie Charpak, $28.95

A Loving Weaning: How to Move Forward Together. Winema Wilson Lanoue, $19.95

A Medication Guide for Breastfeeding Moms. Thomas Hale & Ghia McAfee, $23.95

Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins or More, 3rd Edition. Karen Kerkhoff Gromada, $23.50

Mothering Your Nursing Toddler. Revised Ed. Norma Jane Baumgarner, LLLI, $17.95

New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding, 2nd Edition. Joan Younger Meek, $17.00

Nonprescription Drugs for the Breastfeeding Mother. Frank Nice, $21.95

Nursing Mother, Working Mother: the Essential Guide. Gayle Pryor & Kathleen Huggins, $15.50

The Nursing Mother's Companion: the Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy through Weaning, 7th Edition. Kathleen Huggins, $25.95

The Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning. Kathleen Huggins & Linda Ziedrich, $19.95

The Nursing Mother’s Problem Solver. Clair Martin, $19.25

Nursing Your Baby, 4th Edition. Karen Pryor & Gale Pryor, $19.95

The One Best Way? Breastfeeding History, Politics and Policy in Canada. Tasnim Nathoo & Aleck Ostry, $34.99

100 Questions & Answers about Breastfeeding. Karin Cadwell, Cindy Turner-Maffei & Anna Cadwell Blair, $23.95

The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts are Bad for Business, 3rd Edition. Gabrielle Palmer, $22.95

Preparing to Breastfeed: a Pregnant Woman’s Guide. Teresa Pitman, $17.95

Start Here: Breastfeeding and Infant Care with Humor and Common Sense. Kathleen McCue, $19.95

Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J Smith & Teresa Pitman, $24.00

Teach Yourself Successful Breastfeeding. Pauline Lim, $15.95

The 10th Step and Beyond: Mother Support for Breastfeeding. Virginia Thorley & Melissa Clark Vickers, $37.50

To Three and Beyond: Stories of Breastfed Children and the Mothers Who Love Them. Edited by Janell Robisch, $23.50

25 Things Every Nursing Mother Needs to Know. Kathleen Huggins & Jan Ellen Brown, $13.95

unbuttoned. Dana Sullivan & Maureen Connolly, Editors, $16.95

Understanding Breastfeeding and How to Succeed. Elisabet Helsing & Anna-Pia Häggkvist, $25.95

Understanding Breastfeeding: Your Guide to a Healthy Start. InJoy Videos, $39.95 Note: InJoy DVDs are for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Unlatched: the Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy. Jennifer Grayson, $19.99

The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture: Seeking Mother-to Mother Support in the Digital Age. Lara Audelo, $22.95

Where's the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad. Trevor MacDonald, $21.99

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Revised 2010. La Leche League International, $29.00

Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple. Nancy Mohrbacher, $26.95

Working without Weaning: a Working Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding. Kirsten Berggren, $9.50

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Books for Kids

The Best Gifts. Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, illustrated by Elly MacKay, $18.95

Maggie’s Weaning. Mary Joan Deutschbein, LLLI, $132.95

Mama, Talk about Our New Baby. Toni Olson, illustrated by S. Marie Carlson, $26.95

Mama’s Milk. Michael Elsohn Ross, illustrated by Ashley Wolff, $15.99

Michelle, the Nursing Toddler. Jane Pinczuk, $17.95

The Mystery of the Breast. Victoria de Aboitiz, illustrated by Afra, $12.99

We Like to Nurse. Chia Martin, $10.95

What Does Baby Want? Tupera Tupara, $15.95

You, Me and the Breast. Mònica Calaf & Mikel Fuentes, $12.99

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DVDs

Please see our AV Breastfeeding list

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