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The Baby Feeding Book

Your essential guide to breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and starting solids with confidence

Vanessa Christie



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Piatkus Books
25 February 2020
'I love The Baby Feeding Book's no-nonsense, realistic, empowering and compassionate approach. It's a must-have book for all new parents' Rebecca Schiller, author of The No Guilt Pregnancy Plan From breastfeeding and bottle-feeding to giving solids, this is the only book you will need to feed your baby with confidence and without judgement, in the first year.

The Baby Feeding Book is a unique, fascinating and holistic guide into the world of feeding babies and becoming a parent. Packed full of expert information, practical tips and true stories from parents, this book smashes through the myriad of myths and conflicting advice to detail everything any new parent wants to know, in order to help them make their own informed decisions and feed happily and successfully, according to their own goals.

Vanessa Christie, international board-certified lactation consultant and mother of three, covers everything from the differences between breast and formula milk, building a confident mindset, being mindful of marketing strategies, boosting emotional wellbeing and understanding why babies behave the way they do. She also navigates the practical sides of feeding, such as how do you find the best breastfeeding position for you? When do you need to sterilise? How do you prevent mastitis? Should you top-up so baby sleeps longer? How do you store breastmilk? How do you choose a bottle? When should you give your baby nuts? And so much more...

Sure to be a staple for every new parent, The Baby Feeding Book will be the indispensable and gentle guiding hand you need, whatever your pregnancy, birth and life throw at you.
By:   Vanessa Christie
Imprint:   Piatkus Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780349423876
ISBN 10:   0349423873
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   25 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Vanessa Christie (MSc, MN, IBCLC, RHV, RNC, CIMI) is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor), Children's Nurse, Birth & Peri-natal Trauma Recovery Practitioner, Infant Massage Instructor, Mindfulness Practitioner and a mother of three. She has worked alongside more than 10,000 new families over the past 20 years, predominantly for the NHS and also in voluntary roles in South Sudan, Uganda and India. Vanessa now runs a busy independent practice, The Parent & Baby Clinic, consulting with pre and post-natal families on a wide range of issues from infant feeding, unsettled babies and sleep, to birth and peri-natal trauma recovery. She is a breastfeeding and early parenting expert speaker for events such as The Baby Show, has contributed to two previous books and writes widely for parenting publications and websites.

Reviews for The Baby Feeding Book: Your essential guide to breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and starting solids with confidence

Vanessa gives parents confidence with her supportive, down-to-earth practical advice. She will be your guide and your friend helping you through the challenges of new parenthood. This is an amazing book. I am always wary of infant feeding books as it can be hard to get a balance of evidence-based information that equips you to make informed decisions. This ticks all the boxes. It's fantastic and I really, really rate it highly! It's full of great tips, mum stories, loads of practical information and help and is all written in a very digestible and accessible way. (Hollie de Cruz, author of Your Baby Your Birth) - author of Your Baby, Your Birth I love The Baby Feeding Book's no-nonsense, realistic, empowering and compassionate approach. Full of helpful tips, myth-busting facts and thoughtful suggestions to take you from your baby's first feed to introducing solid food and beyond. Vanessa is that rare thing: a real expert! Her book covers the emotional, financial and practical aspects of all feeding options: from exclusive breastfeeding to exclusive formula feeding to everything in-between with a thorough, no-judgement style. It's refreshing to see mental health and real-life situations in this helpful new parents' must-have book. - author of The No Guilt Pregnancy Plan This book cuts through all the confusing feeding advice to help parents give their children the very best start in life. Vanessa has professional experience but, critically, is also a brilliant mum so she understands the reality too! - author of The Happy Birth Book Vanessa is warm and inclusive and has real empathy with new parents, so whatever is happening they won't feel judged, they'll feel exactly as they should - looked after and supported. - founder of Don't Buy Her Flowers

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