Breastfeeding and Down Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide for Mothers and Medical Professionals, the new book by Julia’s Way, a 501C3 non-profit organization, includes information on everything from preparing to breastfeed, breastfeeding after heart surgery, getting to the breast after tube feedings, and much more. Because Julia’s Way has a deep commitment to helping babies with DS breastfeed successfully, this book is also available to download free of charge at DownSyndromePregnancy.org.
If you are a new or expectant parent, you will find everything you need to know to successfully breastfeed your baby with Down syndrome, including dozens of mothers’ stories to help reassure you that babies with Down syndrome CAN breastfeed.
If you are a medical professional, you will appreciate the Pro Tips designed specifically to guide you in helping your patients overcome any challenges they may face. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field using the latest evidenced-based research.
“I wish this book had been around when I was trying to gure out how to breastfeed my son. Breastfeeding & Down Syndrome will give you the best strategies to establish a breastfeeding relationship with your baby.”
— Stephanie Meredith, Mom of Andy, co-author of Welcoming a Newborn with Down Syndrome: A New Parent’s Guide to the First Month
“A much needed resource for moms, and even healthcare providers…. is book gives guidance, practical tips, and encouragement…”
— Melanie Cromwell, RN, IBCLC, San Diego Breastfeeding Center