Top 3 Postpartum Book List
During my Training to become a Postpartum Doula, I have had the opportunity to read books specifically relating to postpartum. In this blog post I will give you a brief review of my top 3 books and links to buy these books.
The Big Letdown
If you are a breastfeeding person or are considering breastfeeding, I would highly recommend reading this book. The Big Letdown was one that I absolutely could not put down. Extremely informative and gives a good look at the history of what causes fundamental issues with the ability to breastfeed in society today.
For example, this book goes into the history of how formula companies have changed the way we look at weight gain for our babies and how looking at formula based growth charts can negatively impact those that are solely feeding their baby with breastmilk.
If you are 110% set on formula feeding, this book might not be for you as it definitely is super pro breastfeeding and might feel triggering.
Book Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Big-Letdown-Medicine-Undermine-Breastfeeding/dp/1250026962/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
The Postpartum Husband
Don't let this heteronormative title deceive you, this book can be an extremely easy read for anyone that has supported their partner during a birthing experience.
The book can be easily read in 30 minutes, it provides helpful insight into supporting the birthing partner if they're struggling with Postpartum Depression. This book provides helpful ways of communication and reminders of how to talk to your partner after delivery.
This book also helps to fill a void in the birth and parenting book section with birthing partners often being left out of the equation.
Overall the author understands that birth is traumatic and they provide Extremely Useful Coping Tools for both of the New Parents.
Book Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Postpartum-Husband-Practical-Solutions-Depression/dp/0738836362/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3RK1KLOJNNGUZ&dchild=1&keywords=the+postpartum+husband&qid=1628564522&sprefix=The+postpartum+%2Cstripbooks%2C165&sr=8-1
Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family
Sweet Sleep is a book that if anything is great to skim though. If you have any questions about your baby's sleep or how to reduce the risks of SIDS, this is the book for you.
If you are planning on cosleeping, or end up cosleeping, this book will teach you the "Safe Sleep 7" which goes over how to cosleep as safely as possible.
If you are looking for more of a relaxed way of parenting while breastfeeding, this is the book for you. Written by La Leche League their goal is to promote breastfeeding and cosleeping.
If you are not breastfeeding, this book might not be right for you but there is still some super valuable information about how to help your baby sleep safely at night.
Book Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Sweet-Sleep-Nighttime-Strategies-Breastfeeding/dp/0345518470/ref=sr_1_2?crid=21DI4996Y8T4A&dchild=1&keywords=la+leche+league+sleep+book&qid=1628565195&sprefix=la+leche%2Caps%2C385&sr=8-2