The ultimate modern-day breastfeeding guide, with empowering, medically sound advice and solutions for the trickiest issues—from a pioneering ENT doctor and breastfeeding expert.
In today’s breastfeeding-friendly environment, the pressure to nurse is intense. We hear over and over that breastfeeding is natural, and every woman can do it. The truth is, the majority of moms need help breastfeeding, but they’re forced to sift through varying viewpoints from a dizzying host of sources instead of being able to turn to a doctor for advice. And when breastfeeding doesn’t work, they’re the ones getting blamed for failure.
In Better Breastfeeding, you will find information, not opinions: science-backed facts to help you make informed decisions, without feeling ashamed or bullied. Dr. Linda Dahl presents a new paradigm for breastfeeding based on diagnosing and treating mothers and babies using anatomy and physiology, offering a comprehensive overview of how breastfeeding works, why it fails, and what to do about it. Dr. Dahl takes you through the basics of breastfeeding in a week-by-week guide and explores solutions for little-understood difficulties like gape restriction and tongue tie, nipple and breast pain, issues with milk supply, or abnormal nursing behaviors.
Better Breastfeeding is the no-holds-barred primer that every mom needs before and during her breastfeeding journey so she can advocate for herself and her baby.
About the Author
Linda Dahl, MD is an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor who started her own breastfeeding practice and developed a methodology to bring mothers together without pain, frustration, or multiple visits. She has treated more than twenty-three thousand baby/mom pairs over nearly two decades with a nearly 90% success rate. She is also the author of Clinicians Guide to Breastfeeding: Evidence-based Evaluation and Management.
“I really wish this book had been around when I was having my babies. Linda has made the information that we actually need and want available to us all in a straightforward, accessible, easy-to-comprehend way, never losing sight of how fraught these early days of motherhood can be. She has given us all a gift.”—Brooke Shields
“It is so refreshing to hear someone demystify breastfeeding! Every woman’s breastfeeding journey is her own and full of unique challenges. I’m excited about Dr. Dahl’s direct approach to the complexities of breastfeeding.”—Connie Simpson, author of The Nanny Connie Way