When I heard that the Human Milk Banking Association of North America had just released a book on this topic I knew just whom I’d ask to review it! Carol’s review of it is below.
The book is written by Jessica Welborn. I interviewed on this topic for a podcast on the Motherlove Blog.
When my first baby, Charlotte, died during her birth in 2003, I remember that it was me who asked my midwife what I should do when my milk came in. I remember her long, grave face, and her recommendations to wear a tight bra, use ice and ibuprofen for pain, and avoid any stimulation to my breasts at all– even a hot shower.