Feed the Baby: An Inclusive Guide to Nursing, Bottle-Feeding, and Everything In Between (Hardcover)

Feed the Baby: An Inclusive Guide to Nursing, Bottle-Feeding, and Everything In Between By Victoria Facelli, IBCLC, Shruti Nagaraj, MD, MPH Cover Image

Feed the Baby: An Inclusive Guide to Nursing, Bottle-Feeding, and Everything In Between (Hardcover)


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Finally, a book on newborn feeding that focuses on the milks and the methods, for all families.

Getting a baby fed is one of the most important tasks for a new parent. With straightforward advice and evidence-based reasoning, lactation consultant Victoria Facelli introduces her modern approach in Feed the Baby. Both bottle and breast are welcomed as equally valuable tools. Based on her years of experience in the field, Facelli understands what families and babies need to thrive. She explains the science behind the various options, from how milks are made to how a newborn’s sucking and swallowing skills develop. Here are dozens of nursing positions and paced bottle-feeding techniques, with suggested systems and methods for parents and partners, from those critical hours after birth through the early weeks and months to the first year. Includes detailed information on hunger cues, sleep, pumping, milk supply, and much-needed support and encouragement for challenging moments. Illustrations and links to video demonstrations make it easy to implement whatever protocol the reader decides will work best for them.

Victoria Facelli, IBCLC, is a certified postpartum doula and lactation consultant. She attended the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative at UNC’s School of Public Health. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Human Lactation. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Product Details ISBN: 9781682686928
ISBN-10: 1682686922
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English
For a topic area that is full of strong opinions and dogma, Feed the Baby is a refreshingly inclusive, non-judgmental companion ready to be by your side, cheering you on on your unique feeding journey.

— Katherine Goldstein, journalist and creator of The Double Shift

Feed the Baby is a must read for new parents. It provides a wealth of information based on research and experience from the author...This book takes a non-judgmental approach to guide parents through the ever-changing first several years of feeding an infant and early toddler. The scannable QR codes are a great addition, which allows readers to jump right into places where they need help. Victoria’s reflection and humor that weave into this book make it a fun read, which is important for sleep deprived parents. Even better, this book it not just for parents. It has something for everyone who makes up the village that helps nurture a newborn. Feed the Baby has already helped me provide better guidance to new parents in my practice and is an easy recommendation.  

— Michael DiBartola MD, Pediatrician, Columbus OH