The book Boost Your Breast Milk: An All-in-One Guide for Nursing Mothers to Build a Healthy Milk Supply is written by Alicia C. Simpson. When I’m on the playground pushing my daughter on a swing and someone asks me what I do, I always give the simplest answer: I’m a dietitian and lactation consultant. Without fail, each time, the person will open up to me about their breastfeeding journey or that of their partner, daughter, or other loved one. Most of the time it is filled with more downs than ups and ultimately ends in early weaning. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles share with me the struggles they have witnessed or experienced and how they wish they had known where to look for help. Every time I hear these stories, my heart fills with a little pain because breastfeeding problems are usually due to very solvable problems. Many times breastfeeding was unsuccessful due to the wrong advice from the wrong person. When the mother needed more support, there was no real support system to make her breastfeeding journey successful or even possible. This book seeks to change that.
At the simplest level, breast milk is food. And the food is more complex than the sensory experience we have when we eat it or the nutrients we receive from it. It is essential to every component of our lives. Food dictates our physical, social, and mental health; evokes strong emotional ties to our family, friends, culture, and subculture. Without it, life ceases to exist. The words lactation and breastfeeding are triggers for many people, so without even realizing it, most people overlook the fact that I’m also a dietitian. I believe that breast milk elicits such a profound response from so many because it is the only food that a human produces organically. It is part of what defines us as mammals and links us to every other animal on the planet that nurses its young. Breast milk is the first food that a human being tastes, our first experience with food. The act of breastfeeding teaches our bodies how to move, grow, and thrive. It builds ties and strengthens us. It prepares us for life.
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About the Author
ALICIA C. SIMPSON, MS, RD, IBCLC, LD, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and registered dietitian specializing in maternal and pediatric nutrition. Executive Director and founder of the non-profit organization Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support, providing nutrition and lactation education to mothers. She has written three cookbooks, including Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Overview of Boost Your Breast Milk: An All-in-One Guide for Nursing Mothers to Build a Healthy Milk Supply
- All moms want to produce enough nutritious milk for their little ones, but many worry about low milk supply and other potential obstacles. In Boost Your Breast Milk, you’ll find the most up-to-date practices that support a healthy milk supply for a baby and a healthy mother.
- Clear and calm advice on breastfeeding: preparing to breastfeed, latch techniques, when to feed, and more.
- How to spot and manage the causes of low milk supply and milk leaks, from mastitis to your baby’s natural growth spurts.
- What to eat when you’re breastfeeding: From superfoods like avocado to naturally lactogenic (milk-increasing) foods like oatmeal and papaya.
- Plus, 75 recipes packed with goodness the whole family can enjoy!
A healthy start starts now!
|Book Name||Boost Your Breast Milk: An All-in-One Guide for Nursing Mothers to Build a Healthy Milk Supply|
|Author of Book||Alicia C. Simpson|