By Christie, Vanessa
The Baby Feeding Book is a unique, fascinating and holistic expert guide into the world of feeding babies and becoming a parent. Central to the non-judgemental and undogmatic delivery of this book is the focus on the importance of the experiences of individual parents, alongside ...the health and wellbeing of their babies, standing it apart from any other book in this genre. Packed full of bite-size text (to aid those bleary eyes), ground-breaking practical tips, informative illustrations and true stories from parents, this book smashes through the myriad of myths and conflicting advice to cover everything a new parent should know, in order to help them make their own informed decisions and feed 'successfully', according to their own goals. Vanessa covers everything from preparation, being mindful of marketing strategies, 'hypno-boobing', emotional wellbeing, involving partners as well as the practical side of feeding, such as how do you sterilise? Do I have mastitis or a plugged duct? How do I top-up so my baby sleeps longer? How do I store milk? When should I give my baby peanuts? And so much more...Read more
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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.
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