Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Book Reviews

Adventures in Tandem Nursing
Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond

by Hilary Flower

Foreword by Peggy O’Mara, editor of Mothering Magazine

La Leche League International
ISBN: 0912500972

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“For parents who decide that weaning can wait, a sometimes inevitable result is a new pregnancy while the toddler is still nursing. This new step in the adventure of parenting brings a new set of questions and challenges, and Flower’s book provides an invaluable resource.”

Norma Jane Bumgarner
author, Mothering Your Nursing Toddler

“Every page of Hilary Flower’s book delights me! It’s full of helpful information and personal support, both essential to breastfeeding success. And with tandem nursing, you need a double dose of both!”

Peggy O’Mara
editor, Mothering

“It has been a pleasure to have the opportunity to read this authoritative account on breastfeeding during pregnancy. I am delighted to have been asked to comment specifically on the risks of miscarriage for a breastfeeding woman. Hilary Flower has provided a detailed explanation that is easily accessible to the lay person, as to why the normal pregnant uterus only responds weakly to the action of oxytocin hormone until the very end of pregnancy. Undoubtedly, this is one of nature’s own safety checks to prevent miscarriage and preterm labour in women continuing to breastfeed regularly during their next pregnancy. I feel sure that this book will provide women with confidence and reassurance to believe that ‘breast is best’ for their baby.”

Lesley Regan, PhD, MD
Head of the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the largest miscarriage referral unit in Europe, and author of Miscarriage: What every woman should know

“Adventures in Tandem Nursing is a rare gem…a book that reassures, informs, and entertains simultaneously. We in the lactation community have been waiting for this book for a very long time.”

Diana West, IBCLC
author, Defining Your Own Success:
Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery

“Congratulations on a very impressive and comprehensive production. Everything about it is top class. Mothers who want to tandem feed now have a wonderful resource.”

Cathy Fetherston, IBCLC
Lactation researcher (MSc) for the interdisciplinary Human Lactation Research Group at the University of Western Australia

“Finally! This book is a fun-to-read combination of mother wisdom and hard scientific evidence on nursing during pregnancy and tandem nursing. It’s wonderful to have a resource available that both supports and informs nursing mothers, while providing the research-based information on safety issues that they need. Mothers, lactation professionals and health care professionals will find this to be a valuable addition to their bookshelf.”

Kelly Bonyata

“If breastfeeding a toddler is still a cultural curiosity, then tandem nursing is truly unusual. As author Hilary Flower has found, it’s mostly a hidden phenomenon: plenty of mothers do it, but primarily at La Leche League meetings and in the privacy of their own homes. Perhaps Adventures in Tandem Nursing – the first major book on the topic – can help bring this parenting practice out of the closet. The book marvelously fills a void both for longtime tandem-nursing women looking for a little moral support, and for those expectant mothers wondering if they’ll be able to pull it off, or even successfully nurse while pregnant…” Read the entire review…

Erica Jorgensen
New Beginnings
Vol. 20 No. 6, November-December 2003

Adventures In Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy And Beyond by Hilary Flower is a comprehensive, definitive, ‘reader friendly’ instructional resource offering everything expectant mothers need to know about breastfeeding, including its pros and cons, dealing with discomforts, dealing with disapproval, adopting a second nursling, proper nutrition while breastfeeding, illustrative mothers’ stories, and more. A solid, exhaustive, balanced, and readily accessible resource, Adventures In Tandem Nursing is very highly recommended reading — especially to new and soon-to-be parents considering breastfeeding, as well as those who are presently breastfeeding older infants and toddlers.”

Adventures in Tandem Nursing enjoyed a very successful debut at the LLLI Conference in San Francisco, California, USA on July 3-6, 2003. Thanks to all the conference-goers who attended Hilary’s conference sessions! Many moms were reading the book during their free time at the conference (it was getting great reviews from the moms in the hallways), and Adventures in Tandem Nursing was sold out in the conference bookstore by the end of the conference.

Adventures in Tandem Nursing:
Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond

by Hilary Flower, copyright LLLI 2003

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