'Breastfeeding Works! Even with Allergies' is a proclamation that breastfeeding most certainly works even when there are difficulties superimposed by allergies in either mother or baby'.

It is worth persisting with because outcomes are so much more rewarding in both health and emotional terms.

Modern breastfeeding folklore is already quite negative since people in Western countries usually grow up surrounded by formula feeding.

One example is that women are frequently told that it’s ‘normal’ to have painful feeds in the early days of breastfeeding.

Just because something is common does not make it normal!

By contrast, traditional breastfeeding communities have no concept of breastfeeding problems!

Formula feeding has become common over the last century.

Whatever is common becomes familiar, with an aura of reliability, normality, and safety.

Too many Westerners innocently believe that if breastfeeding seems too hard to achieve, formula feeding will fix all the problems.

Alas, not so. And all the more when allergies are part of the picture, with artificial feeding increasing the likelihood of ever more severe reactions and symptoms.

Breastfeeding Works! Even with Allergies' provides a means to navigate through the minefield of how allergies may affect breastfeeding and breastfed babies.

The book identifies the various ways that allergies can present in mothers and babies, shows many different ways to achieve better breastfeeds and how to adapt maternal diets to best manage infant food allergies. A wide range of individual aspects are covered in case histories and many photographs help to illustrate the subject matter.

Breastfeeding Works! Even with Allergies' is the first book of its kind, marking a new beginning for those struggling with previously unidentified breastfeeding issues. It is welcomed by both suffering families and the clinicians who work with them.

Issues addressed in the book include:

  • What is an allergy?
  • How serious can allergies be?
  • The difference between an intolerance and an allergy
  • Recognising allergies in breastfeeding mothers and their babies
  • How to quickly resolve allergy-related breastfeeding issues
  • Dealing with food allergies
  • Why continuing to breastfeed beats weaning onto formulas
  • Are there medical tests for food allergie
  • What causes allergies?
  • Do allergic children grow out of their allergies?
  • Introducing solid foods to allergic babies
  • Observing the dietary ground rules
  • Coping with friends, family and the rest of world
  • Long term outcomes