When you need help picking a book

  I love to try to find the perfect book for someone! During my Facebook Usborne Book Parties Based I try picking some books I think will be good matches for the children of all the guests who choose to share their child’s ages and interests. I am happy to do so for anyone who is looking to order online. Just e-mail me the information I need for the child you are shopping for, as well as your budget, and I will reply within 24 hours with 3-4 suggestions. This is great for anyone ordering books for their own children, as well as looking for ideas for gifts and even homeschooling.     GET YOUR PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS...

Book Recommendation: The Nursing Mother’s Companion

(Post originally from Two Tiny Feet, One Big Heart) As part of both my job and my new role as a pregnant women, I end up reading several books on motherhoo, parenting, child development, etc. This book, The Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins, was lent to me by a great friend that also happens to be a doula and aspiring midwife. We were talking about breastfeeding and questions about pumping and she kindly offered to lend me this book as a “must-read” while pregnant. I have to agree with her. The book is very well written and detailed about everything someone would want or need to know while breastfeeding. It has great images that illustrate the techniques described and has a wonderful break-down of the most important issues that arise during specific times – 1st week, 1st two months,  etc. It really focuses on the essential things you need to know and I love when a book is that practical. It will show you the most effective positions to breast-feed in, give you suggestions for common issues like engorgement, sore nipples, babies with sucking problems, etc. I also love that is doesn’t stop there and also takes you into the pumping and the weaning phase. It literally is a companion for the whole time you breastfeed. I thought it was a great read and now have to return the book to its owner. However, I have a serious feeling that I will be purchasing the Kindle version after the baby comes. The information is so rich that I know this is where I would turn to if I were having any...
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