Book Review: When Breastfeeding Sucks

Reviewing When Breastfeeding Sucks : What you need to know about nursing aversion and agitation,

by Zainab Yate


Zainab Yate is a gentle powerhouse of a writer here, who gives a voice to the voiceless.

She is the only person to have published research on breastfeeding aversion, and she has finally collated all the information — the biological and psychological and anthropological — together with stories, hints and tips and important resources, and it is a masterpiece!

In this often strangely-divided world of infant feeding, she is the one brave enough to talk about how much it can SUCK, then giving tools to cope and overcome this without being told to simply stop! Within this book and the communities that she has built with her immense knowledge and compassion, she has succeeded in creating a safe space for people to be able to share the true emotional complexity of this phenomenon. 

This is an absolute must-read for anyone in the peri-partum industry to understand the true emotional complexities of breastfeeding, and to know how to provide better support. And for those going through this right now, this powerful book will give you brilliant tools and remind you that you are not alone.

Pinter and Martin, kudos for publishing this important work.

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