There’s no need to feel guilty if you can’t breastfeed
Breastfeeding is of great benefit to a new baby. But what if it doesn’t work out? The reality is, the majority of Australian mums end up using formula – and feel guilty.
In Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding: Helpful information and support for mums who bottle-feed award-winning journalist Madeleine Morris and paediatrician Dr Sasha Howard reveal the truth about feeding – that breastfeeding is wonderful when it works, but bottle-fed babies, too, can grow up to be perfectly healthy, happy and smart.
With an easy-to-read analysis of feeding science, parenting sociology and the modern media, the authors show mums who don’t breastfeed why they are not failures. Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding offers a balanced and reassuring voice on this emotional issue, giving mums the strength and information to feel confident with their feeding choices.
Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding also offers comprehensive advice on feeding including:
choosing a formula and choosing a bottle
sterilising and preparing a feed
how to promote bonding while bottle-feeding
moving from breast to bottle and mixed feeding.
‘Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding is a much-needed book as our research shows the growing impact breastfeeding problems are having on women’s mental health. It is well written and very supportive of bottle-feeding mums.’ – Dr Nicole Highet, Founder & Executive Director of COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence