Breastfeeding book by Laura Keegan, RN, FNP

"I just wanted to let you know that your breastfeeding book was amazing. Your book really helped to get my daughter to latch on properly and feed. She was born at 25 weeks gestation and was in the NICU for 98days. So, everything seemed to be a hurdle, and feeding was one of them. I thought that your book stated what to do simply and had great pictures. I felt it was very easy to follow and was very successful for my baby and I. Thank you!"

—Patti Ranieri

Physicians, nurses, lactation consultants and counselors note how your colleagues are using this book:

The Institute for Family Health, an affiliate of Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, has purchased quantities of Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy for the education and training of residents in their Family Medicine training program and for mothers in their Centering Pregnancy program.

WIC agencies in Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties, NY have purchased quantities of Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy for gifts for all their breastfeeding clients and for the education of and use by their lactation professionals and peer counselors.

"Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy is magnificent. It's like having a wise and loving grandmother show you exactly how to nurse your baby."

— Christiane Northrup, MD,
author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom  

“I have worked with Laura Keegan for nearly 20 years. Since her consultations with breastfeeding families are necessarily private, I never knew the secret(s) that made her patients so fiercely loyal and grateful. Well, here they are. Using beautiful images and clear, simple, accurate descriptions, Laura has created a manual of wisdom and celebration that should be read by anyone who is, has, or is going to breastfeed an infant.”

— Larry Baskind, MD, FAAP

Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy is for Mom, her family and friends who want to help her, and her practitioners.
It focuses on what you need to know to get started in establishing a comfortable breastfeeding relationship and to solve problems should they occur. This book can be extremely helpful to you even if you are reading it for the first time in the middle of a crisis. The book is user friendly with over 80 beautiful, full page color and black & white photographs that not only show you how to breastfeed your baby with ease, but also are a timeless celebration of breastfeeding.

The author, Laura Keegan, RN, FNP has helped hundreds of breastfeeding women who came to her with significant problems and hundreds of others who she helped to get started in establishing a comfortable breastfeeding relationship.

" ... Laura's book brings you as close to the [breastfeeding] experience as a book can provide. Like a patient and supportive parent coaching a young [bike] rider, she is there with you, calming your fears, strengthening your confidence, and celebrating your joy."  
—Robert Schiller, MD (excerpt from Foreword)

The coated paper brings the photographs to life and the lay flat binding allows for easy viewing while breastfeeding. This book is a gift book, self-help book, and professional education tool, all in one.

The first printing of this book was made possible, in part, by a grant awarded by the Eileen Fisher Foundation.

"This is the first breastfeeding book that is truly a MUST HAVE for any new mom or mom-to-be."

—Judy P. Masucci, PhD (genetics and development), Owner of A Mother's Boutique, Wexford, PA

"Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy is amazing ... a gift that touched my heart ... This book could be given at baby showers and available at every place we bring babies ... The book is an extremely practical breastfeeding guide, but also gets us back to what it means to nurture through its words, images, and helpful ideas ..."

—Kelly Rutherford (of Gossip Girl)

"Here is the book I have wanted and needed; the book all mothers need.  If you only buy one book on breastfeeding this is the one to buy. It is the book I would have wanted to write. It is just fabulous and I can't say enough good things about it. Really, it is fabulous."

—Debbie Page, RN, IBCLC and Founder of The New Born Baby

“Working with Laura Keegan in my busy pediatric practice for the past 15 years, I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand her excellence as a clinician and her caring compassionate heart. I have been referring mothers to her for breastfeeding consultation and have witnessed literally hundreds of children benefiting from her wisdom. Her ability to simplify and communicate what is all too often over-complicated in our culture is reflected in the long-lasting relationships she develops with her patients. I am so pleased that this is reflected in the pages of this book and look forward to recommending it to new mothers.”

—Stephen Cowan, MD, FAAP

A mother of twins tells how this book was key to her breastfeeding success and gives advice.

"I received Laura Keegan�s book shortly before the birth of my twin girls. I had so much trouble beginning breastfeeding with my firstborn. I had a lot of pain and frequent nursing despite the help of specialists. I was hoping things would be different with my twins. However, there were new challenges: both babies were placed in the NICU after an unexpected Cesarean birth, and one of the babies was bottle-fed for 3 days while we were separated. Soon after the births, I opened the book on my hospital bed and read it over and over between feeds with the daughter who was with me and referred to it while I was trying to latch her on. I absorbed all the steps and tried until I knew we got it right. When my other daughter returned, I successfully latched on both babies using what I�d learned and practiced from the book. Before this experience, I never would have believed that learning the correct latch in this book meant that I would spend less time nursing my twins than I did nursing my firstborn and without the pain of sore nipples. After the birth of my fourth child, I needed to refer to the book to achieve the correct latch again. Take the time to study this book. Read and reread it carefully; look at the photographs and keep the book accessible. It is worth the time and effort.

—Mary P. Anderson, mother of four

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