Lactivate!: A User's Guide to Breastfeeding (Paperback)

Lactivate!: A User's Guide to Breastfeeding By Jill Krause, Chrisie Rosenthal Cover Image

Lactivate!: A User's Guide to Breastfeeding (Paperback)


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Tackle breastfeeding challenges with clear info and confidence

Breastfeeding moms will tell you milk makin' comes with health and convenience benefits—and a million questions. Lactivate! is a judgment-free advice book with the latest knowledge of breastfeeding, supporting you to make the best decisions for yourself and your family.

From solving everyday breastfeeding problems to clearing a plugged milk duct, this guide will help you create the ultimate biological synchronization between you and your child.

This great breastfeeding book includes:
  • First 90 days—Learn helpful information, like how to optimize your breast pump and how to monitor your milk supply.
  • FAQ—When will your milk come in? Are there foods you can't eat? All your questions are answered.
  • Helpful illustrations—Images show you how your baby should latch and how to identify the fungal infection thrush.

The breastfeeding strategies and principles in Lactivate! will allow you to raise your child with confidence.
JILL KRAUSE is the founder of Baby Rabies, an award-winning blog about pregnancy and parenthood. In the summer of 2007, Jill diagnosed herself with baby rabies—an obsession with getting pregnant, not an actual disease, y’all—and the website was born soon after (followed, appropriately, by her first child). The blog has since been rec­ognized by a variety of media, including TIME, Vogue, Buzzfeed, and The Bump, and was awarded the 2016 Iris Award for Blog of the Year. Jill’s posts and videos have been published online by outlets such as Daily Mail, Us Weekly, Huffing­ton Post, Today, and more. Jill earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, where she met her husband Scott. Together, they have four children: Kendall, Leyna, Lowell, and Wallace. In 2017, they sold their Dallas-area home and bought an RV. They are touring the country with their children the rest of 2018 and sharing that adventure on Happy Loud Life.

CHRISIE ROSENTHAL is a IBCLC (Lactation Consultant) in Los Angeles who has helped thousands of families reach their breastfeeding goals. She also supports families all over the world by providing virtual lactation consultations and virtual classes. Find her at or on Instagram @thelandofmilkandmommy.

Product Details ISBN: 9781641529587
ISBN-10: 164152958X
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: December 24th, 2019
Pages: 194
Language: English
“Nothing quite prepares you for the world of breastfeeding, but this book comes as close as humanly possible. Lactivate is a perfect compilation of thoughtful best practices and answers to all the questions—big and small—you didn’t know you’d have. Even now, as I breastfeed my fourth (and last!) baby, I’m so grateful for Jill’s wisdom and guidance. Essential to any mom opting to breastfeed.—Amy Nelson, CEO and founder of The Riveter

“As the modern mother looks to return to work postpartum, Lactivate provides a framework for breastfeeding that empowers her to feel confident and powerful in her choice! As a working and breastfeeding mother, this book is chock-full of tips, resources, and support to not only stress less about pumping at work but also provides me with encouragement to provide the most optimal nutrition for my newborn.”—Blessing Adesiyan, founder & CEO of Mother Honestly

“This is a book I wish I had when I was breastfeeding my daughter and had no place else to turn with my questions. The colorful images are so helpful and easy to understand. A go-to baby shower gift!—Jennifer Borget, blogger and creator of