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Recent Additions to the LLLI Bibliography

(January 16 - July 15, 2001)

From: LEAVEN, Vol. 37 No. 6, December 2001-January 2002, pp. 136-137.
Diane Beckman, LLLI Book Evaluation Committee Chair

The LLLI Bibliography (174-13) 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 inside Group Library books. The books listed here were added to the Bibliography between January and July, 2001. A * indicates books available from LLLI.

For more detailed summaries of approved books, please see the LLLI Bibliography (No. 174-13, $2.95) or the LLLI Web site at:

Bauer, Ingrid
Diaper-Free, The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene
Natural Wisdom Press, 2001

Bauer, a Canadian mother, describes how to care for a baby without using diapers and offers many suggestions from other parents about common concerns and challenges. LLLI does not recommend any specific diapering method.

Brock, Steven, Kenneth Brock, Nancy Bruning
Natural Relief for Your Child's Asthma
HarperPerennial, 1999

Useful forms and lists assist the parent-child team in assessing the complete health picture and devising a plan of action. Reading lists, support group contacts, and natural remedy suppliers are provided in the back of the book.

Eisenstein, Mayer
The Home Birth Advantage
CMI Press, 2000

Obstetrician Eisenstein shares the story of his journey to home birthing and of the mentors who guided him. Many parents share their own home birth and breastfeeding stories and help make this a warm and enjoyable book.

Cadwell, Karin, et al.
Curriculum in Support of the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
US Dept. of Health and Human Services, 1999

This curriculum is designed to help train health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy. The information provides new insights for breastfeeding counseling, and includes many research citations.

Cahill, Mary Ann
Seven Voices, One Dream *
LLLI, 2001

Seven Voices, One Dream presents the history of La Leche League through the voices of the seven Founders.

Camp, Lindsay and Jonathan Langley
The Biggest Bed in the World *
HarperCollins, 2000

Parents and children alike will admire the creative ways this father seeks to meet the nighttime needs of his entire family.

Coloroso, Barbara
Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change *
HarperCollins, 2000

Coloroso helps parents handle family crises, such as illness of a parent or child, death of a parent or sibling, divorce, remarriage, single parenting, and adoption. This book will make any reader more appreciative of the resiliency and strength of the human spirit.

Elias, Maurice, Brian Friedlander, Steven Tobias
Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
Three Rivers Press, 2000

Focuses on recognizing and understanding feelings and treating children with respect. Offers many practical ways to encourage children in the middle years to problem-solve situations for themselves in a positive way.

Eliot, Lise
What's Going On in There
Bantam, 1999

A scientifically based book for parents about brain development and what can be done to optimize healthy brain growth. Eliot discusses the senses, motor skills, emotions, memory, self-control, language, attention, and intelligence, as well as how human milk and other nutritional factors can improve a child’s mental functioning.

Feinbloom, Richard
Pregnancy, Birth and the Early Months
Perseus, 2000

A family practice doctor answers most of the questions a pregnant mother will have before, during, and after the birth of her baby, and offers thoughtful choices based on current research for both common and uncommon conditions.

Folger, Liz
The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide to Making Money From Home *
Prima, 2nd ed., 2000

This book will help you find a business you love, plan and budget your time, manage yourself, your business and your family, and answer many more common questions about working from home.

Glennon, Will
200 Ways To Raise a Girl’s Self-Esteem * Conari, 1999

This book gives practical suggestions from a father’s perspective for both parents and teachers in the all-important responsibility of building self-esteem

Heinowitz, Jack
Fathering Right From the Start: Straight Talk about Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond *
New World Library, 2001

Heinowitz offers loving and down-to-earth ideas for fathers on how to communicate with your partner and how to understand and express your fears. From the prenatal period to adolescence, topics covered include sex after baby, bonding with a breastfed baby, setting priorities, and time management.

Kenda, Margaret
Whole Foods for Babies and Toddlers *
LLLI, 2001

This beginning guide into the world of whole foods helps mothers to introduce their babies to solids and to encourage healthful eating for all ages.

Lewis, Thomas, Fari Amini, Richard Lannon
A General Theory of Love
Random House, 2000

Three psychiatrists describe what new scientific research has to say about human love. Topics include how relationships function, where love goes wrong, how parents shape a child’s developing self, what promotes and discourages violence in children, and how our modern societal expectations are often at odds with our needs.

Lott, Lynn and Riki, Inter
Chores Without Wars *
Prima, rev. ed., 1997

Chores Without Wars explains how to encourage your family members to pitch in with housework and how to make it enjoyable for everyone. The authors emphasize sharing decision-making, creating routines, and producing a cooperative work/home environment.

Lowman, Kaye
The LLLove Story *
LLLI, rpt. 2001

A reprint edition of the La Leche League classic originally published in 1978 brings the story of LLLI to life. Includes the history of LLL and reflections of the seven Founders. Updated to include a timeline of events from the 1950s to the present.

Minchin, Maureen
Breastfeeding Matters
Alma, rev. ed. 1998

This book combines political commentary with breastfeeding management. There is research-based information on a full range of breastfeeding problems, together with an excellent section on the history and politics of infant feeding, including up-to-date information about the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).

Overend, Jenni
Welcome With Love
Kane/Miller, 2000

Welcome with Love is a warm look at homebirth from big brother Jack’s perspective. The family and midwife are very much involved as the mother does the hard work of giving birth to a baby boy. May be too explicit for some tastes.

Pitman, Teresa
The Overweight Child
Firefly, 2000

This book is an excellent resource for parents of larger-than-average children. Parents are encouraged to focus on improving fitness and self-esteem rather than solely on weight.

Shannon, Marilyn
Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition *
Couple to Couple League, 3rd ed., 2001

This book explores the question: “Can what you eat affect your menstrual cycles and your fertility?” The third edition contains five new articles which originally appeared in the Couple to Couple League newsletter, including two on polycystic ovaries. Shannon’s religious beliefs and interest in Natural Family Planning are reflected throughout the text.

Wenc, Charlene
Parenting: Are We Having Fun Yet?
CMS Communications, 1997

An easy-to-read short primer for helping children (2-18) learn accountability in a way that promotes self-esteem and respect. In a conversational tone, Wenc offers tools to get parents out of the yelling cycle, encourages the use of natural and logical consequences, and addresses other common loving guidance issues.

West, Diana
Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction Surgery *
LLLI, 2001

This comprehensive resource explores the specific issues and breastfeeding management techniques essential for successful breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery. Written for mothers but also an important resource for health care professionals.

Book approvals may vary in Affiliates. Questions about the LLLI Bibliography or LLLI Book Evaluation Committee may be directed to Diane Beckman, LLLI Book Evaluation Committee Chair, 319 S. Dixon Avenue, Cary NC 27511 USA or DiBeckman at (email).

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