This book is just what every pregnant women needs in her new mum kit. It tells you just what you need to know at every and any stage of your breastfeeding journey! I love the straightforward and direct style; the whole book is so generously full of practical usefulness. It’s also so useful to have online links that reference and expand upon what is being being talked about.
It’s cleverly written as it is so thorough but still manages to be short and arranged in bite sized chapters so that it’s easy to digest and find the topic you want to know about quickly.
Especially useful are the sequential chapters on what to expect at different weeks and months of your breastfeeding journey.
Everything is so well researched that it bestows confidence upon the reader with its wealth of evidence based and relevant, accurate up-to-date information to help you along every step of the way.
If I had my way, the government would be providing this book free to every pregnant woman.
by Anita Kolaczynska
After a career as a Deputy Headteacher in central London, Emma trained with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, qualifying as a breastfeeding counsellor with them in 2007.
Emma qualified as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2011, recertifying in 2016. She has supported families at groups in North London for 13 years as a volunteer and answers calls on the helpline. Her book, You've Got It In You: a positive guide to breastfeeding was followed by The Breast Book: a puberty guide with a difference: it's the when, why and how of breasts ( published by Pinter and Martin). She blogs at www.emmapickettbreastfeedingsupport.com.
She has two children and lives in London. You can find her on Twitter as @makesmilk and on Instagram as @emmapickettibclc.