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"For those hunting for a good book, 'On the Breast Handbook' is an excellent choice. A resource that will support many mothers on the path to successful breastfeeding"
Australian Breastfeeding Association



Reviews for "On the Breast Handbook"

This is a great little book, thorough yet practical. I particularly like the attitude that no problem is too difficult to remedy and also the emphasis on both 'parents' being so involved with feeding their baby the most amazing food ever - breastmilk. Congratulations!

- Rosemary Stanton OAM
PhD. B.Sc C. Nut/Diet
Grad. Dip. Admin. APD


”Great book! Just what mums really want to know about breastfeeding”


- Tara
Mother of Veronica, 2013

'Always fresh, the cat can't get to it and ...it comes in two perfect containers'

With this description of breastmilk, Jo Gilpin sets the tone for a cheerful, accessible book. Written principally for the new mother, On the Breast Handbook could also serve as a refresher for a health practitioner who works with new mothers or as an excellent resource for a community group library.

'for those hunting for a 'good book', On the Breast Handbook is an excellent choice'

Gilpin gathered material for this book over many years as a midwife, child and maternal health nurse, and lactation consultant in South Australia. Her expertise shows. For example, she devotes almost half of the book to the first few days and first few weeks - the time that new mothers need the most help and support as they work through a process of trial, error and practice. Gilpin also includes a chapter on obstacles, providing useful information without over-emphasising the prospect of pain and difficulties.

Throughout, the tone in calm, confident and friendly, matched by a spacious and crisp layout. There are ten pages of illustrations and the orange shading and bolding, while unusual, is attractive.

Although breastfeeding is a physical skill to be learned with support, knowledge also breeds confidence and many mothers turn to books for information and advice. This one would answer most questions about breastfeeding. It is suitable to read during late pregnancy and then use as a resource in the weeks after birth. For those hunting for a 'good book', On the Breast Handbook is an excellent choice, a resource that will support many mothers on the path to successful breastfeeding.

- Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)

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