Instant digital download includes both pink and teal versions.

8 in 10 moms start breastfeeding their babies at birth but half quit breastfeeding before 6 months, and less than a third are still breastfeeding at 12 months. Getting started with breastfeeding is not easy and is a skill that needs to be learned by both mom and baby.  Women today don’t receive the guidance and support they need.

When we started breastfeeding, we had no idea how challenging it would be and how much we needed to learn to succeed and reach our breastfeeding goals. What makes the situation even more tricky is that those first few days and weeks of baby’s life are crucial to starting your breastfeeding relationship and you don’t have time to flip through countless pages of a book or scroll the internet for hours.

Breastfeeding is unlike anything you have done before and the learning curve is steep. You need a lot of  tips when you are first starting out, you have to figure out: when baby is hungry, if baby is getting enough, how to latch, how to keep baby on the boob, how to establish a good supply, how to pump, and so much more.

Breastfeeding is not only a wonderful gift to give to your baby but also to you. The benefits of breastmilk don’t stop and continue long after you quit breastfeeding. You are truly giving your child liquid gold. In addition to medical benefits, breastfeeding gave us the unexpected gift of some of our most cherished memories with our babies. While the beginning was rough, truly some of our best memories are from breastfeeding our babies. We never understood how beautiful nursing was until we had made it through the challenges and nursed our babies for the first time without issues. Sitting with your newborn, in their beautiful, calm and peaceful nursery rocking gently while they are snuggled in close nursing will leave you in complete awe of your baby.  You will fall in love all over again during these quiet, special moments.  And then the feeling of knowing that you are their everything will fill your heart again and again.

Even as our newborns grew into active babies on the move, nursing meant that we were their quiet cuddle times, their nourishment and comfort. We want every mom who sets foot on the path to breastfeed their baby to experience the beauty of breastfeeding that we enjoyed. We want them to have these memories sooner, so they continue instead of struggling or maybe even giving up before they master the hurdles, all because they didn’t have support or the correct knowledge.

Shannon

Due in August 2018

“As a first-time mother to be, the idea of mastering the steep learning curve of breastfeeding is a daunting one.  I want to give my baby the best possible start with breastfeeding, and this workbook is an amazing resource for me and other breastfeeding mamas to be.  I feel like I’ll be better prepared with this handbook at my fingertips once my baby arrives.”

Ready to have a one-stop reference guide to answer all your breastfeeding-related questions?

About the Authors

We are Trina and Alli, two moms who became best friends while supporting each other through the journey that is motherhood. Being a mom is hard, and we want to give you smart solutions.

FAQs

How is this handbook different from any other breastfeeding book?

Because we are moms ourselves who went through the learning curve of nursing, we set out to make this book as easy to follow, condensed, and organized as possible.  You will have all of the essential information without the fluff, so you can quickly find what you need and put it into practice.

Other breastfeeding books can be overwhelming in their sheer size and the amount of information they contain.  Often, other resources point out problems to look for but lack tips, ideas, and suggestions that you can apply right away to get your breastfeeding relationship right.

What’s included in my purchase?

Two PDF files containing the complete Breastfeeding Handbook (teal version and a pink version).  This is a digital product, so you will receive a PDF file to download that contains over 25 pages of content.  The handbook is designed to be utilized digitally or printed, 3 hole punched, and put into a binder.

Within the PDF you will find three tracker sheets to keep track of how often you are breastfeeding and on what side, how often baby has wet and dirty diapers, and a place to record baby’s weight gains and growth.  You can print extra copies of these specific trackers as needed which will not only allow you to have the information to work with, but also to bring to any pediatrician or lactation consultant appointment.

What is the best way to print My Breastfeeding Handbook?

This handbook can be easily printed on a home printer, but if you do not have access to this we recommend printing at a local printing and office supply store or your workplace. We designed the book to be printed single sided.  To ensure that no information is covered when you hole punch or place in a binder, it is recommended to print this way.

What size paper should I use to print?

This e-book is designed for easy printing on standard 8.5 x 11 printer paper.