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Other Recommended Resources

Books, Articles and Audiovisual Materials:


“In Your Hands: The Best Start for Your Breastfed Baby” (2002) 10 minute video showing newborns nursing; interspersed with anecdotes from both professionals and mothers. 
Available from: Breastfeeding Center
Boston Medical Center
850 Harrison Avenue ACC5
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118-2393 
(617) 414-6455 (MILK)

Boswell-penc, Maia. Tainted Milk: Breastmilk, Feminisms, and the Politics of Environmental Degradation.  Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2006.  

Interview with Breastfeeding Advocate and Formula Fighter Bobbi Philipp, M.D. Health Letter. Health Research Group, October 1999.

Morrison, Barbara. "Kangaroo Care: Nature's Best for Your Baby."  A DVD on using skin-to-skin care with your baby. More info.

Renfrew, Mary, Chloe Fisher and Suzanne Arms. Bestfeeding: How to Breastfeed Your Baby. Berkeley, CA: Tenspeed Press, 2004.

Postpartum and New Parenting:

Agigian, Amy. Baby Steps: How Lesbian Artificial Insemination Is Changing the World. Wesleyan University Press, 2004.

Anderson, Joan. The Single Mother's Book: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Children, Career, Home, Finances, and Everything Else. Peachtree Publications, 1990.

Arthur, Shirley M. and Perry Bergman. Surviving Teen Pregnancy: Your Choices, Dreams, and Decisions. CA: Morning Glory Press, 1996.

Belsky, Jay and John Kelly. The Transition to Parenthood. Dell, 1995.

Bennett, Shoshana S. and Pec Indman. Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression. Moodswings Press, 2003.

Bing, Elisabeth and Libby Colman. Laughter and Tears: The Emotional Life of New Mothers. New York: Owl Books, 1997.

Dix, Carol. The New Mother Syndrome. Pocket, 1988.

Dunnewold, Anne and Diane G. Sanford. Postpartum Survival Guide. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 1994.

Enkin, Murray et al. A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Jordan, Pamela L., Scott M. Stanley and Howard J. Markman. Becoming Parents: How to Strengthen Your Marriage as Your Family Grows. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen A., Phyllis Klaus and Marshall H. Klauss. The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood: Coping with Stress, Depression, and Burnout. New Harbinger Publications, 2001.

Kitzinger, Sheila. The Year After Childbirth. Fireside, 1996.

Kruckman, Laurence D. “Rituals and Support: An Anthropological View of Postpartum Depression” in J. A. Hamilton and P. N. Harberger, eds., Postpartum Psychiatric Illness: A Picture Puzzle. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.

Lazarre, Jane and Maureen Reddy. The Mother Knot. Duke University Press, 1997.

Lim, Robin. After the Baby's Birth: A Woman's Way to Wellness: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2001.

LoCicero, Alice, Dianne M. Weiss and Deborah Issokson. “Postpartum Depression: Proposal for Prevention through an Integrated Care and Support Network.” Applied and Preventive Psychology. Fall 1997; 6:4: 169-78.

Noble, Elizabeth. Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year: A Guide to Health and Comfort Before and After Your Baby Is Born. New Life Images, 2003.

Placksin, Sally. Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings and Needs After Childbirth; a Support and Resource Guide. New York: Newmarket Press, 2000.

Raskin, Valerie and Karen R Kleiman. This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression. Bantam, 1994.

Roberts, Dorothy. Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare. Basic Books, 2003.

Sears, William and Martha. The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High-Need Child From Birth to Age Five. Little Brown & Company, 1996.

Sears, William. Nightime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep. Plume Books, 1999.

Semans, Anne and Cathy Winks. The Mother’s Guide to Sex: enjoying your sexuality through all stages of motherhood. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001.

Sichel, Deborah and Jeanne Watson Driscoll. Women's Moods: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health. Perennial Currents;l 1st Quill edition, 2000.

Tatano Beck, Cheryl. “A Meta-analysis of Predictors of Postpartum Depression.” Nursing Research. September 1996; 45:5: 297.

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