It's here! The book I authored with my friend Diana is just now available. It's called Spanish for Breastfeeding Support (Hale Publishing, 2009), and it'll help you learn to help mothers with breastfeeding in Spanish.
Diana is a former Medical Spanish instructor and translator. She speaks Spanish and I speak breastfeeding (and am learning Spanish), and we made a great team!
We wrote Spanish for Breastfeeding Support for anyone who works in breastfeeding support: nurses, lactation consultants and counselors, La Leche League leaders, doulas, physicians, midwives, WIC nutritionists and peer counselors, and others. Lactation consultants can earn over 12 CERPs for completing the exercises in the book!
The book teaches you how to support nursing moms in Spanish using dialogues, vocabulary, listening comprehension exercises, grammar lessons, quick reference sheets, and great lists of Spanish breastfeeding resources. We worked with a wonderful illustrator, and a sample of his work is below.
The book comes with two CDs, and you can get a sense of what the dialogues and listening comprehension exercises are like by listening to these excerpts below.
Chapter 1 dialogue excerpt:
Chapter 4 listening comprehension exercise:Chapter 7 listening comprehension exercise:
I set up a website for the book, where we'll have extra exercises, answer 'how do I say this?' questions, and share some great resources.
To celebrate, I'm giving away one of my copies. To enter to win, leave a comment below by July 17, 2009. I'll chose a winner using random.org, and announce the winner in the comments section. U.S. addresses only, please. Good luck!