Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Reading Material for Nursing Moms

Motherhood: I now consider it a great accomplishment, accompanied by some peace of soul, to have showered, dressed, put my contacts in, and fed the baby three times by 10 in the morning. Some days, I accomplish all that, minus showering, dressing and contacts.
Books I've read or am reading while nursing: On Becoming Baby Wise, Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam; The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, La Leche League; Five Red Herrings, The Documents in the Case, and another one I can't remember by Dorothy Sayer; Mistletoe from Purple Sage by Barbara Burnett Smith, and The Marriage Sabbatical by Cheryl Jarvis. Sorry, no classics at this point. I am thinking about starting Bullfinch's Mythology, so I can understand all those references to mythology in modern literature... References that educated people are either supposed to understand or pretend they understand.

3 comments:

Matt Morrison said...

Your so smart :)

TulipGrrl said...

Fwiw, Babywise can undermine breastfeeding. This is a good article with research on why and how:
http://www.fix.net/~rprewett/evidence.html

larson fam said...

Babywise - ah yes, it's controversial, but if you use your head and don't ignore your baby's cues, you'll do just fine (at least, that's my experience). It's my favorite baby book. Also - Ezzo has revised some of his breastfeeding info. since he wrote "Preparation for Parenting" - I have looked at both.

Another great parenting read - "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child". Just got this one and it's helped us already.