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Recent Additions to the LLLI Bibliography
January 1, 2005 - July 31, 2005

Krissi Gayle and Sara Walters
LLLI Book Evaluation Committee Co-Chairs
From: LEAVEN, Vol. 41 No. 5, October-November 2005, p. 116.

The LLLI Bibliography contains a complete listing of books, audio, and videos approved by the LLLI Book Evaluation Committee. Summaries are provided in the Bibliography and in this column to help Leaders make appropriate selections for their Groups. It is recommended that Group Librarians copy the summaries to place inside Group Library books. The books listed here were added to the Bibliography between January 2005 and July 2005. A * indicates books available from LLLI.

The complete LLLI Bibliography is available in a pdf version on the LLLI Web site found at [Note: link corrected for new web site 5/07.]

Leaders can now find out about newly approved books for their Group Libraries between updates by visiting New titles are added as they are approved by the LLLI Book Evaluation Committee.

Behrmann, Barbara
The Breastfeeding Café: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, and Secrets of Nursing *
The University of Michigan Press, 2005

A series of stories detailing the wide range of experiences of breastfeeding mothers, The Breastfeeding Café explores the culture and realities of breastfeeding while offering valuable insights to all breastfeeding women.

Blois, Maria
Babywearing: The Benefits of This Ancient Tradition *
Pharmasoft, 2005

This book discusses how wearing babies in baby carriers helps them to nurse better, sleep more soundly, and experience contented moments of quiet alertness when awake. Babywearing provides important information about the many different types of baby carriers available.

Colson, Suzanne
Mother-Baby Experiences of Nurturing
Self-published, 2001

This brief, 38-page booklet is packed with valuable information focusing on the early hours and days after birth. The author introduces the reader to the concept of "Biological Nurturing," a natural, instinctual way of relating to your newborn through breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, and constant cuddling. This is a beautiful booklet for every new or expectant mother

Connolly, Maureen and Dana Sullivan
The Essential C-Section Guide
Broadway Books, 2004

A comprehensive resource for any women who experiences a surgical birth, this is an honest look at what happens during delivery and in recovery. This book is very supportive of breastfeeding and offers information on how to get nursing off to a good start. This book is aimed at those who want more information, rather than ways to avoid a cesarean.

Elium, Jean and Don Elium
Raising a Daughter: Parents and the Awakening of a Healthy Woman
Celestial Arts, 2003

Raising a Daughter is a comprehensive guide for the parents of girls. The authors discuss nurturing confident, independent daughters in a media-driven culture of mixed messages and conflicting values. This book guides parents through each stage of a girl's development, offering a supportive view of what it means to have a daughter. An important resource for the parents of girls.

Elium, Jean and Don Elium
Raising a Son: Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man
Celestial Arts, 2003

Many parents today are confused over how to raise a son. This book provides readers with an understanding of a boy's psychological development from birth through manhood. With these tools, parents are able to make informed decisions about the care of their boys and what they can do to raise compassionate men.

Huggins, Kathleen
The Nursing Mother's Companion *
Harvard Common Press, 2004

Revised edition of a previously approved book.

Johnson, Elizabeth
Dance With Me
Self-published, 2004

Whether seen as a delightful children’s book or as a sentimental book for parents who practice babywearing, Dance With Me, is a lovely collection of photographs of babies in slings and carriers doing everything with their parents from sleeping and nursing to swimming.

Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen
Depression in New Mothers *
Haworth Press, 2005

Aimed at health care professionals, this book is a comprehensive resource that looks at the physical, social, and psychological causes of postpartum depression, as well as the consequences for mothers and babies. Assuming breastfeeding as the norm, this book explores various treatment options and considers the impact of each treatment type on breastfeeding.

McKay, Pinky
100 Ways to Calm Crying
Lothian, 2002

This unique book is focused on the reasons babies cry, offering parents practical and gentle suggestions on soothing baby and coping themselves. Along the way, she gives solid information on breastfeeding, sleep, medical causes for crying, playing with baby, and, of course, causes of crying. Published in Australia; some of the resources may not be appropriate for readers elsewhere.

Noble, Elizabeth
Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year
New Life Images, 2003

Revised edition of a previously approved book.

Pantley, Elizabeth
The No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers
McGraw-Hill, 2005

A specially tailored book for the common sleep issues of toddlers and preschoolers, this book gives practical suggestions to improve bedtime for everyone in the family.

Petrash, Jack
Covering Home
Robins Lane Press, 2000

This easy-to-read book, targeted at fathers, addresses gentle discipline for children through adulthood. Each of the book’s nine chapters center around a "lesson" that applies to both baseball and fathering. The author’s love for children as well as baseball comes through clearly.

Purnell-O’Neal, Mishawn
The Wonders of Mother’s Milk
Self-Published, 2005

The Wonders of Mother’s Milk is a multicultural information book for the five plus age group that presents a positive view of human milk and breastfeeding. Children will love the illustrations of families going about their days with mother nursing close by.

Sears, Martha
25 Things Every New Mother Should Know *
Harvard Common Press, 2005

Revised edition of a previously approved book.

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