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Recent Additions to the LLLI Bibliography
July 15, 2003 - January 31, 2004

Krissi Gayle and Sara Walters
LLLI Book Evaluation Committee Co-Chairs
From: LEAVEN, Vol. 40 No. 2, April-May 2004, pp. 44-45.

The LLLI Bibliography, now available in a downloadable pdf format on the LLLI Web site contains a complete listing of books, audio, and video tapes approved by the LLLI Book Evaluation Committee. Summaries are provided there, as well as in this column, to help Leaders make appropriate selections for their Groups. Group Librarians can copy the summaries to place on the inside cover of Group Library books. The books listed here were added to the Bibliography between July 2003 and January 2004.

A * indicates books available from LLLI.

For more detailed summaries of approved books, please see the LLLI Bibliography found on the LLLI Web site at

Anand, RK
Dr. RK Anand’s Guide to Childcare
Vakils, Feffer, and Simons PVT. Ltd., 2001

Combining traditional Indian parenting with research-based information, Dr. RK Anand’s Guide to Childcare provides clear, concise answers to questions concerning breastfeeding as well as general childcare. Written with the Indian mother as the target audience, this book provides a cross-cultural perspective to raising children. The author’s religious beliefs are reflected throughout the book.

Budd, Linda
Living with the Active, Alert, Child
Parenting Press, rev. ed., 2003

Revised edition of previously approved book.

Cadwell, Karin, PhD, RN, IBCLC, Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC
Case Studies in Breastfeeding: Problem Solving Skills and Strategies*
Jones and Bartlett, 2004

This book is a useful resource that combines logic, wisdom, and theory to provide a deeper understanding of how to meet the needs of the breastfeeding mother and baby. Includes detailed case studies that will increase the practitioner’s knowledge about managing all types of breastfeeding situations.

Drew, Naomi
Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids
Kensington Books, 2000

A wonderfully comprehensive book, Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids approaches the concept of loving guidance from the standpoint of active listening and conflict resolution. General principles for peaceful living are detailed, as well as a day-by-day plan of action for achieving a more peaceful family in 14 days.

Fedorschak, Karuna
Parenting, A Sacred Task
Hohm Press, 2003

A thoughtful book on the spiritual journey of parenting, Parenting, A Sacred Task is a meaningful discussion of how to be attentive to your child’s wants and needs and the importance of raising children with flexibility and an open mind. Fedorschak addresses breastfeeding, nutrition, loving guidance, and closeness of mother and baby as important aspects of conscious parenting.

Hale, Thomas
Medications in Mothers’ Milk*
Pharmasoft Publishing, 2004

Revised edition of a previously approved book.

Humphrey, Sheila
The Nursing Mother’s Herbal*
Fairview Press, 2003

The Nursing Mother’s Herbal is a long-awaited, comprehensive book that addresses nearly all aspects of breastfeeding, artfully weaving in ways that herbs and natural remedies can benefit or harm the nursing mother. Written in a warm, engaging, intelligent, reassuring manner, this book is well researched and highly accurate in its information about breastfeeding and the use of herbs and natural remedies. Although it is written directly to the nursing mother, Leaders and health care professionals will also benefit tremendously from this unique lactation resource. Prescription of specific remedies goes beyond a Leader’s area of expertise; mothers should consult with a qualified practitioner.

Kashton, Inbal
Parenting From Your Heart
Puddle Dancer Press, 2003

For those who view their parenting responsibilities as a call for inner growth and social transformation, this booklet offers a unique perspective based upon the renowned book by Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication. Parenting From Your Heart emphasizes connecting with your child, attending to his needs, and looking for the needs behind challenging behaviors.

Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen
The Well-Ordered Home*
New Harbinger Publications, 2003

In this short, easy to read book, the reader is encouraged to find organizational methods that work through four basic principles: starting where you are now, having what you need, using active storage, and getting rid of clutter. Packed with practical tips on everything from organizing your kitchen to coping with the holidays, this book gives a realistic and motivating approach to home management.

Klaus, Marshall, John Kendall, and Phyllis Klaus
The Doula Book
Perseus, 2002

An updated version of Mothering the Mother, this book details the importance of the presence of a trained labor companion, or doula, in supporting a couple through the birth of their child. Benefits to working with a doula are discussed in detail and include reducing the need for cesarean births, shortening the length of labor, decreasing pain medication, and enhancing bonding and breastfeeding. An essential tool for any pregnant couple looking to enhance and enrich their birth experience.

Kroeger, Mary and Linda J. Smith
Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding: Protecting the Mother and Baby Continuum*
Jones and Bartlett, 2003

This book examines the bond between mothers and their newborns from the perspective of labor, birth, and breastfeeding. The authors discuss labor interventions and how they affect mothers and newborns, stressing the importance of keeping childbirth as natural as possible so mothers and newborns are ready to breastfeed in an optimal way.

La Leche League International
LLLI, 7th edition, 2004

Revised edition of previously approved book.

Riordan, Jan EdD, RN, IBCLC, FAAN,
Breastfeeding and Human Lactation*
Jones and Bartlett, 3rd. ed., 2004

Revised edition of a previously approved book.

Rosenberg, Marshall
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life*
Puddle Dancer Press, 2nd ed., 2003

This second edition takes an enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, other acquaintances, and oneself. The author addresses the importance of identifying and articulating feelings, such as hostility, and discusses how to break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression. Explained in detail, these nonviolent communication skills can be applied to all types of situations, including personal, professional, and political.

Tamsevicius, Kristie
I Love My Life! A Mom’s Guide to Working at Home
Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, 2003

With strong emphasis on working from home with children, I Love My Life addresses all aspects of starting a home-based business in order to have more flexibility to spend time with family. From discovering your personal passion to marketing your business to balancing family with working at home, this book provides structure, encouragement, and inspiration for those wishing to return to home for employment or for those wishing to add a second income to the household.

The Breastfeeding Movement: A Sourcebook*
WABA, 2003

This book is a useful resource that commemorates and inspires breastfeeding activism. In it, key documents—speeches, statements, and articles—that played a crucial role in the breastfeeding movement are presented. Current issues, such as tactics used by the formula industry to promote infant formula, breastfeeding and HIV, and extensive resources are also discussed.

Zand, Janet, Robert Rountree and Rachel Walton
Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child
Avery, 2003

Revised edition of previously approved book.

It is my pleasure to welcome Krissi Gayle and Sara Walters, both as LLLI Book Evaluation Committee Co-Chairs and as the newest members of the Leaven team! Their rich backgrounds and great love of books will benefit us all.
—Carole Wrede, Managing Editor

Krissi Gayle lives with her husband of 12 years, Troy, and their three daughters, Jordan, 5 years old; Peyton, 3 years old; and Avery, 1 year old, in Akron, Ohio, USA. She is the co-Chair of the Book Evaluation Committee (BEC) and has been a La Leche League Leader since 2001. Sara Walters has two children, Rebecca, 4 years old; and Jonathan, 1 year old. She was accredited in Southern California in 2001, where she led the Lomita/San Pedro Group. She has recently relocated back to her native Great Britain, and will be based in South Wales, where she and husband, Dafydd, will raise their children as bilingual English/Welsh speakers.

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