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Dr. Marks, MD Co-Authors The Complete Book of Breastfeeding

Dr. Marks

Willows Pediatrics’ own Dr. Laura Marks, and her co-author Sally Wendkos Olds, are proud to announce the publication of the fourth edition of their classic reference, The Complete Book of Breastfeeding (Workman Publishing).  Mothers, mothers to be, and families interested in infant well-being will appreciate the current research and fresh perspectives that Dr. Marks and Ms. Olds present. The book’s friendly and accessible style reflects Dr. Marks’ years of experience as a pediatrician working closely with nursing mothers and their infants.  Since it was first published, more than 1.5 million copies have been sold, making The Complete Book of Breastfeeding THE source for all issues and questions related to breastfeeding.

In this updated edition, you will find a detailed introduction to breastfeeding – getting ready before the baby arrives, involving fathers and siblings, and planning the best diet and foods for mothers. There are sections with tips on getting started at the hospital, extensive information on exclusive pumping (EPing) and the best systems for giving supplementary bottles to a breastfed baby.  Also of interest to parents are the safest sleep scenarios for babies and the latest trends and advice about breastfeeding in public. New data about preterm infants is presented, and special situations – multiples, breast cancer, and breast feeding following breast surgery ­- are also discussed in depth. An expanded chapter on weaning features a section on breastfeeding past infancy. The authors have also included a new appendix of online resources.

We hope you can enjoy this book, which has come to be a trusted reference for so many families.  Dr. Cheston M. Berlin, Jr., professor of pediatrics and pharmacology at Penn State Children’s Hospital and Hershey Medical Center calls The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, Fourth Edition, “The best book for the nursing family…calm, gentle, supportive, and authoritative…a wonderful blend of art and science.”

Dr. Marks will be speaking at the Barnes and Noble in Westport on November 10th at 11:30 am. No reservations required – please stop in if you can!