The most popular breastfeeding books

I like to be prepared.  I am fourteen weeks pregnant and I want to buff up on my breastfeeding knowledge.  Call me old fashioned, but I love curling up with a book and so rather than gather all my information sitting in front of a computer screen I am looking for the best breastfeeding books out there.  Of course, I sat in front of the computer to research this idea 😛  I also asked friends and family to recommend their favourites.  Here is what I have come up with:


The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, by Dr. Jack Newman.  My sister went to his clinic in Toronto and is a big fan.



The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, from La Leche League International.  The LLL has such a great reputation and is a trustworthy source.


The Breastfeeding Book: Everything you need to know about nursing your child from birth through weaning, by Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears.  Martha Sears had eight children, enough said.


These seem to be the most popular, best-selling breastfeedng books.
Now, I hope they are in my local library!
Were these books helpful for you?  Were there any other books that helped you in your breastfeeding adventure?  I’d love to hear about them!
~ Sara @ momzelle

2 thoughts on “The most popular breastfeeding books”

  1. “Working Without Weaning” by Kirsten Berggren

    I read this book cover to cover in a few hours and had been pumping for 12 months at the time – and I still learned a lot of new things.

    Lots of practical tips and medical evidence to back up advice.

    I have copies in my office practice to loan out to mothers, and when I teach the working mother breastfeeding class at my hospital we give this book to all the attendees.

    1. Thanks Laurie,
      We can always learn more, even twelve months in! It’s great to know this book is used by professionals in the field.

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