Today I’m reviewing the booklet, Your Guide to Breastfeeding from WomensHeath.gov, which was recommended to me by a Lactation Consultant at the BABI expo.
Occasionally the site will offer to send free hard copies of it out, like the one I was given, however, it can be downloaded to be kept on a phone or computer from this link: https://www.womenshealth.gov/files/documents/your-guide-to-breastfeeding.pdf.
The booklet is a quick read at 55 pages and has lots of great information. As it tends to have pages with similar topics on yeh top and bottom sometimes it was difficult to follow which words went with what section. Similarly, on occasions it would reference topics further in the booklet in a way that was sometimes a bit distracting.
Although I’ve read articles and a book on breastfeeding, spoken to lactation consultants and taken a class on it, there was still a lot of great information in this booklet.
For the most part, however, the information was easy to read, and very informative along with great supporting pictures and diagrams.
The booklet goes in depth into many topics including day by day for the first six weeks how many diapers should be filled and the appearance of their contents for exclusively breastfed babies.
Los of pages were devoted to breastfeeding when babies were unhealthy and other special circumstances including having twins.
The sections on storing breastmik were very helpful though I wish they had mentioned specific bottles and storage packs by name and where they could be bought.
The sections on baby weaning were the most thorough I’ve seen so far and gave me a lot of ideas.
The booklet also contained pages to write questions to ask a pediatrician and do record baby’s feeding schedule.
Overall, this was a great resource I’m glad to have in hard and soft forms for future reference.
Rating – four baby booties out of five