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Contents Foreword vii Introduction 1 Breastfeeding: The Biological Norm for Mothers and Babies How to Use this Book PART I The Laws CHAPTER 1 Your Baby¿s Birth 11 Your Baby¿s Hardwiring Are Mothers Hardwired, Too? How Mothers Learn to Breastfeed When the System Breaks Down CHAPTER 2 The Power of Skin to Skin 27 Why Skin to Skin Feels Right How Skin to Skin Works When the System Breaks Down CHAPTER 3 Latch-On: The Heart of Successful Breastfeeding 41 What Every Mother Needs to Know About Latch-On When the System Breaks Down CHAPTER 4 The First Week of Breastfeeding 60 A Baby¿s Transition after Birth Breastfeeding Basics How to Know When Breastfeeding Is GoingWell When the System Breaks Down Summary CHAPTER 5 How Your Baby ¿Sets¿ Your Milk Supply 84 The Adjustment Period Breastfeeding Norms When the System Breaks Down Summary CHAPTER 6 Meeting Your Long-Term Breastfeeding Goals 107 The Reward Period How Milk Supply Works Meeting Your Long-Term Goals When the System Breaks Down Summary CHAPTER 7 Weaning Comfortably and Happily 128 A Weaning Overview Weaning Basics When the System Breaks Down Summary CHAPTER 8 What Interferes with the Laws 150 The Role of History and Culture Commercial Pressures Breastfeeding and the Medical Community Summary Applying the Laws CHAPTER 9 Daily Life with Your Breastfeeding Baby 169 Re-Entering the World with Your Breastfeeding Baby Away from Your Baby Lifestyle Issues Expressing and Storing Milk Medications and Contraception CHAPTER 10 Common Breastfeeding Challenges 190 Mother-Related Challenges Baby-Related Challenges CHAPTER 11 Special Situations: Physical or Health Issues 210 Special Situations: Mother Special Situations: Baby When You Need to Temporarily Stop Breastfeeding Alternatives to Feeding at the Breast Pumping to Establish a Full Milk Supply You¿re on Your Way Resources 237 Finding Skilled Breastfeeding Help Finding Local Sources of Help Web sites of Interest Recommended Books and Videos References 241 Illustration Credits 253
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