I've been very excited about this book for a while, and am happy to be able to tell you more about it - and to offer a free copy to a lucky winner!
First, I want to share some past interviews I've done with the authors, which you can also find at our free iTunes store:
Diana West on basic milk supply issues:
Diana West answers readers' questions:
Lisa Marasco on maternal hormonal causes of low milk supply:
I really can't say enough good things about this book. It's clear, readable, and most importantly, comprehensive. There are a few features that I particularly want to highlight:
1) Diana and Lisa write about maternal hormonal causes of low milk supply in more detail than I've seen in any other breastfeeding book for moms. There is also some hard-to-find information on some topics like gastric bypass, eating disorders, and vegan/vegetarian diets.
2) The chapter entitled "Planning for the future" made me shake my head and think "Of course!" So many mothers who have had difficulty with milk supply are very motivated to try again, and this chapter tackles the process of planning for a new baby straight on. Wonderful.
3) The authors take seriously the feelings mothers have when they have a problem with milk supply. They devote a chapter to "coping with milk supply," which I think mothers will find very helpful.
If you'd like to win the copy, leave a comment below by March 9th, 2009. U.S. addresses only, please. Winner be chosen using random.org, and announced in the comments section.