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Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding

  • 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


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  • The Sunday Age 21 September 2014: Bottle-feeders in white hot struggle over milky way

    The Today Show 23 September 2014: Breast or Bottle?