Aug 5 2011

Recommended Reading: AAP New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding


Just in time for World Breastfeeding Week, the American Academy of Pediatrics is launching their revised guide to breastfeeding, the first time the book has been updated in ten years. New information in the revised edition includes:

  • New research on ways breastfeeding can help prevent childhood allergies and obesity
  • New information on proper nutrition for nursing mothers, including vitamin, mineral, and supplement recommendations
  • Q&A sidebars throughout the book to help moms, including how to adjust to breastfeeding at work
  • How to establish a nursing routine

The editor of the revised edition, Joan Younger Meek, M.D., F.A.A.P., who is a pediatrician, registered dietician, and lactation consultant, is also a previous board member and past president of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and chair of the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (2008-2010.)

The book costs $15 and can be purchased online. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health offers vetted, free breastfeeding resources online.

Tags: Early Childhood Development, Maternal and Infant Health, Recommended Reading