Foreword by Phyllis Klaus, LMFT, LMSW
"Every once in a while, a book comes along that can fill a void. This book, Suckle, Sleep, Thrive, based on over 40 years of experience, addresses almost every concern that a mother may have as she takes on the role of nourishing and nurturing her baby. The issues facing new parents, both in their development as parents and the baby’s enormously busy development in every dimension, is explored."
-Phyllis Klaus, LMFT, LMSW
Are you determined to breastfeed? Why wait for problems to arise when you can learn how to prevent them now? Finally, there is a book that will increase your odds of breastfeeding success well before you take your newborn in your arms—Suckle, Sleep, Thrive: Breastfeeding Success through Understanding Your Baby’s Cues and Unique Temperament. Nationally renowned pediatric nurse Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC coaches how to achieve effective breastfeeding, then offers treatment and feeding plans to overcome the most common challenges. The book unveils a parenting approach known as Baby Watching that will help you understand your newborn’s abilities and communication, from subtle cues to confusing behaviors. Identifying your baby’s traits and any sensitivities will help you learn how your baby needs to be nurtured. Discover how to reduce tears, promote sleep, and help your baby thrive in the first year and beyond while reaching your breastfeeding goals.
Andrea Herron, R.N., M.N., C.P.N.P., I.B.C.L.C.
As one of the first and longest-certified pediatric nurse practitioners in the United States, Andrea Herron is one of the most experienced experts in the field of lactation. After receiving a Master’s in nursing from UCLA, Herron became an early pioneer in the back-to-breastfeeding movement, and educated health professionals about lactation. Her private lactation practice, Growing With Baby in San Luis Obispo, California, is used as the national model for independent breastfeeding practices by Women Infants and Children (WIC), a federally funded health and nutrition program. For more than 40 years, she has guided thousands of mothers to meet their breastfeeding goals through lactation consultations, child-rearing education classes, and support groups.
Lisa Rizzo, B.S.
As a professional journalist, investigative reporter, and television news producer, Lisa Rizzo has won state-wide respect for writing excellence throughout her career. She was awarded a journalism Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly State University. Now a mother of two boys whom she proudly breastfed, Rizzo is a freelance writer and resides with her family in Avila Beach, California.
Authors: Andrea Herron and Lisa Rizzo