Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
Wonderful prenatal info ... very poor breastfeeding info.
am 8. Dezember 1998
I loved the book What to Expect When You're Expecting ... reading it cover to cover through BOTH of my pregnancies ... referring to it often ... recommending it to friends. I truly enjoyed following the month by month outline of 'what to expect'. And I found answers to many small questions that I never seemed to remember to ask when at the doctors office.
BUT!!!!! The more I've learned about breastfeeding ... and the longer that I've breastfed ... the less and less I like the "What to Expect" series information on nursing. To me it seems VERY inaccurate and even misleading at times. I find it hard to beleive that an author who is so knowledgeable about prenatal health and general nutrition can be so ill informed about breastfeeding. I would think that much of the information would be discouraging to new moms and to mothers who encounter difficulties. Rather than encouraging us to find alternatives or solutions to problems the books seem to say ... "Oh well, it may not work for you."
So while I do feel that this book and it's follow-up books are valuable prenatal and childcare resources, the amount of incorrect information they contain concerning breastfeeding prevents me from buying the book for friends who are expecting, or even from recommending the book to them. I hope that the author will consider providing more factual breastfeeding information to her readers in future editions of the book ... or at least leaving out the negative misinformation.