The number one breastfeeding book in Australia comes to the US next month - And, even more exciting, it’s co-authored by me!
The internationally best selling book "Breastfeeding: Real Mums Tell You How" - in its first year sales were compared to that of “What To Expect When You Are Expecting” a book that to date has sold over 15 million copies - Has been adapted and revised for the US market with additional sections and August 1st will be available as an e-book with enhanced features like videos and the ability to purchase products right from the page.
Despite what most people think, breastfeeding does not come naturally, it has to be learnt and most women are starved for information and support. “Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How” is based on the premise of encouraging and supporting women, not just giving them a whole bunch of information to read in the hope it all works out for them. Written by a ‘Breastfeeding Champion’ and a ‘Bottle Babe’ together they give their tips and words of wisdom from one mother to another.
Co-Authors Melissa Macdonald and Tatyanna Wright interviewed thousands of women to hear their baby feeding stories gathering advice that only mothers can offer and share with other mothers. This is a no-guilt, zero pressure approach to a growing dilemma new mothers face: breastfeeding.
It’s very difficult to get breastfeeding right and it can be extremely painful during the first couple of weeks post birth. This combined sends many women running. It’s also difficult to understand how your baby should latch on without having actually had a baby. It’s a learned technique. With kind permission from Dr. Jack Newman and lactation consultant Edith Kernerman of the International Breastfeeding Clinic, “Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How” offers videos of actual nursing mothers and babies to show you correct latching and other important elements of breastfeeding that can be difficult to envision or learn when you’ve never had a baby.
“Breastfeeding: Real Moms Tell You How” has been featured in leading Australian pregnancy magazines, including Cosmopolitan Pregnancy (10 page spread), Practical Parenting, Pregnancy and Birth, Child Magazine (syndicated nationally) and a string of websites including, BubHub.com.au and the top baby blogs including Babble.com.au. The book was featured on The TODAY SHOW (Nine Network, Australia) to a phenomenal response with sales sky rocketing after the author’s appearance.