LLL of Tulsa has two lending Libraries. Kate has one that travels to the day Series Meetings and Virginia has the other which travels to the evening Series Meetings. Members of LLL of Tulsa have privileges of checking books out from either Library. Just contact Kate (918-856-9740) or Virginia (918-583-7630) with questions.
BIRTH The Birth Book by William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N. This definitive guide to birthing includes topics such as physical and emotional preparation, lessening the discomfort and speeding up the labor process, the father's role, how to select the kind of birthing environment you want, and more.
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin The best guidebook for birth partners currently available. Well-written and comprehensive, it emphasizes birth as a woman-centered experience where the mother is in charge. This training manual for the labor coach (not the birthing mother) has an intervention-free birth, immediate mother-child contact, and early breastfeeding as goals. Common concerns as well as unusual situations are discussed clearly and alternatives provided. This new edition features dark borders on key pages, so they can be quickly found by the birth partner as needed.
Safe Alternatives in Childbirth by David and Lee Stewart The Award-Winning Book that exposes the lack of scientific justification for many maternity practices in American hospitals and offers viable alternatives-including safe births outside of the hospital. Written for lay people, but documented for the professional.
BREASTFEEDING Adventures in Tandem Nursing by Hilary Flower The first full-length book on the subject of tandem nursing provides comprehensive answers to a wide range of questions related to breastfeeding during pregnancy and nursing siblings. Flower shares her thorough understanding of what we know and what we can surmise on these important topics based on a great reservoir of mother wisdom, including stories of over 200 mothers from around the world. Additionally, she provides an extensive review of medical research and many discussions with experts in the fields of nutrition, obstetrics, and anthropology.
Breastfeeding Keep it Simple by Amy Spangler, M.N., R.N., IBCLC Using a question and answer format, this short book uses simple language to provide information on how to breastfeed a baby. Breastfeeding: Keep It Simple is divided into short sections addressing the questions that new parents frequently ask, with the most important points highlighted for easy reference. The clear instructions will be reassuring to new or expectant mothers who are nervous about breastfeeding.
The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S. Problem-solving manual for new mothers with step-by-step solutions to many problems from latching-on difficulties to slow weight gain. Organized according to baby's age; specific information is easy to find. The author's recommendations differ in some areas including milk storage guidelines, "crying it out" as a possible solution to night waking, and starting solids. She also recommends medications, which is beyond the scope of the La Leche League Leader.
The Nursing Mother’s Herbal by Sheila Humphrey, BSc, R.N., IBCLC The Nursing Mother's Herbal is a comprehensive book that addresses nearly all aspects of breastfeeding. Written in a warm, engaging manner, this book is well researched and 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 realm; mothers should consult with a qualified practitioner.
Nursing The First Two Months (Excerpt from The Nursing Mother’s Companion) by Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S. Problem-solving manual for new mothers with step-by-step solutions to many problems from latching-on difficulties to slow weight gain. Organized according to baby's age; specific information is easy to find. The author's recommendations differ from LLL guidlines some areas including milk storage , "crying it out" as a possible solution to night waking, and starting solids. She also recommends medications, which is beyond the scope of the La Leche League Leader.
NUTRITION My Child Won’t Eat! By Carlos Gonzalez, M.D. Parents everywhere worry when their baby or toddler doesn't seem to eat as much as they think he should! Dr. Carlos Gonzalez sets those fears to rest as he explores the reasons why a child refuses food, the pitfalls of growth charts, and the ways that growth and activity affect a child's caloric needs.
Sugar-Free Toddlers: Over 100 Recipes Plus Sugar Ratings for Store-Bought Foods by Susan Watson Getting toddlers to eat good foods can sometimes be challenging, but this book can help you make it easier. More than 100 recipes for fun, tasty food are included along with a great nutritional reference section that gives information on many store-bought products.
PARENTING Adventures in Gentle Discipline by Hilary Flower This insightful book debunks myths about the effectiveness of gentle discipline methods and encourages parents to find ways to make gentle discipline work for themselves and their children. Personal stories from a variety of mothers show creative adaptations of gentle discipline methods and provide parents with tools and encouragement to put theory into practice to be real parents, not perfect parents.
The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff The author lived with the Yequana Indians of South America and observed the effortless upbringing of their children. Yequana babies are literally kept in arms day and night until they begin to creep. LLL does not endorse the author's proposals for providing adults with experiences to compensate for a lack of in-arms experience as babies.
The Fussy Baby Book : Parenting Your High-Need Child From Birth to Age Five by William Sears, M.D, and Martha Sears, R.N. Once again, the Sears' offer parent- and pediatrician-tested techniques to empower parents to cope with and ultimately enjoy their fussy babies and high-need children. Expands on the ideas presented in the LLLI-published book, The Fussy Baby. Survival strategies for everything from nighttime nursing to mother burnout!
SLEEP Nighttime Parenting by William Sears, M.D. Dr. Sears explains how babies sleep differently than adults and how sharing sleep can help the whole family sleep better. He encourages parents to have confidence in the own intuition and to be responsive to their babies and young children at night. The revised edition includes the latest research on how sharing sleep may reduce SIDS risk, offers tips on safe sleep-sharing, and includes an update on the benefits of breastfeeding at night, as well as advice on common nighttime dilemmas.
BIRTH A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer c:1992 Covers the pros and cons of today's childbirth options and helps the expectant mother plan each stage of her pregnancy and delivery.
Husband-Coached Childbirth by Robert A. Bradley, M.D. c:1996 A revised and updated guide to The Bradley Method of natural childbirth utilizes the teamwork approach to help fathers work with mothers to provide a joyful birthing experience that eliminates drugs, shortens labor, lessens complications, and promotes healthy newborns.
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon c:1996 Since the Bradley method was first introduced in 1970, a growing number of expectant parents have opted for natural childbirth, knowing that it's safer than medicated or surgical delivery. But where can parents-to-be go for information on how to have a successful Bradley birth? This book provides all the answers, offering sound advice on how to prepare physically for labor and what to expect during each of its stages. Photos & line drawings.
BREASTFEEDING The Breastfeeding Book by Martha Sears, R.N., and William Sears, M.D. c:2000 The Breastfeeding Book is the newest addition to the Sears Parenting Library. The book is easy to read and thoroughly indexed. Dr. and Martha Sears cover many topics including the basics of breastfeeding, how to get the baby to latch on properly, father's role, working and breastfeeding, toddler nursing, and weaning. The authors' logical step-by-step approach is honest and realistic and makes this a very accessible reference.
Breastfeeding Pure & Simple by Gwen Gotsch c:2000 Provides new mothers with a basic introduction that will guide them through the early months of their nursing relationship. Clear, straightforward text combined with lots of photos makes this book inviting and easy to read. Revised edition includes new information on newborn jaundice and treatment of inverted nipples.
Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby by Gwen Gotsch c:1999 Offers parents a basic guide to help them provide the benefits of human milk to their tiny infant. From pumping tips and establishing an adequate milk supply to getting baby started at the breast and coming home, this book provides the kind of information and reassurance that parents need.
Defining Your Own Success, Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery by Diana West c:2001 Exploring the many aspects of breastfeeding for a mother who has had breast reduction surgery, this first-of-its-kind publication addresses questions and myths.
How Weaning Happens by Diane Bengson c:1999 Written by an LLL Leader, How Weaning Happens includes the personal experiences of mothers who have weaned in a variety of ways. It covers the kinds of questions parents have about natural weaning, explains how weaning can be accomplished at various ages, what to do if weaning is necessary for medical reasons, how to handle pressure from others, how mothers feel about weaning, and what to do if weaning isn't going well. Above all, it reassures parents that weaning is a natural developmental process.
Michele: the Nursing Toddler by Jane M. Pinczuk c:1998 This sweet story with beautiful watercolor illustrations tells about the many things Michele can do as she grows up. Through all of her adventures, Michele can always return to the warmth of her mother's arms and the love of her family.
Nursing Mother, Working Mother by Gale Pryor c:1997 This book features clear, concise tips on breastfeeding, pumping, storing and transporting milk, enlisting support, and making the transition back to employment. Throughout the book the author emphasizes the importance of developing mothering instincts and attachment-style parenting, issues which are even more important for mothers who will be away from their babies for extended periods of time. The reader should consult LLLI resources for current recommendations on human milk storage, starting solids, and treatment for sore nipples.
The Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning by Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S c:1994 Explores all aspects of weaning beginning with an historical survey of weaning practices and ending with weaning a child over three and life after weaning. Discusses reasons for weaning as well as reasons to delay weaning; offers practical and helpful advice that respects the needs and feelings of both mother and child. LLL does not endorse some breastfeeding management practices, particularly those discussed in Chapter 2, "Weaning before four months."
Why Should I Nurse My Baby? by Pamela K. Wiggins, IBCLC c:2000 Using question-and-answer format, this book addresses common problems and gives practical information about the early days of breastfeeding, positioning, diet, working and breastfeeding, and breastfeeding aids. Photographs include women of color, appropriate for the intended audience of mothers belonging to cultural or economic groups with low breastfeeding rates.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International c:2004 This classic guide to breastfeeding reflects current research while maintaining its trademark style of mother-to-mother sharing. The language in this edition reflects a gentle shift toward breastfeeding as the norm. Updated references and resource lists provide mothers with the tools needed to make informed decisions about birth, breastfeeding, and parenting.
ENCOURAGMENT Mom, You Make a Difference! MOPS International c: 2005c:2004 Combines dozens of anecdotes and mother-to-mother encouragement to let you know how special you are.
GRIEF/LOSS Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D. Helps parents to deal with the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, and guides them along the path to emotional recovery.
NUTRITION Eat Well, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding by Eileen Beham Explains the weight loss process in realistic terms and answers important questions breastfeeding mothers may have regarding the nutrition of their babies. Includes information on breastfeeding, dieting, exercise, realistic goal setting, recipes, and more. LLL does not recommend the use of diet soft drinks.
The Natural Baby Food Book by Margaret Elizabeth Kenda and Phyllis S. Williams This book contains a wealth of delicious, inexpensive, nutritious, and easy-to-fix dishes for infants and toddlers.
Nourishing Your Unborn Child by Phyllis S. Williams, R.N. Give your unborn child the best possible start in life – good health! Here is a wealth of information for every mother or mother-to-be…a fact-filled, commonsense nutrition guide which covers the basic physiology of childbearing, the management of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
Whole Foods for Kids to Cook by La Leche League International A cookbook aimed specifically at children who want to try out their skills in the kitchen. Divided into two sections: "Beginning to Cook" for preschoolers which is very basic, and "Now You're Cooking," for the over-fives. Easy-to-follow instructions throughout the book.
Whole Foods From the Whole World Cookbook edited by Virginia Sutton Halonen LLL families from all over the world contributed their favorite recipes to this unique international cookbook. Many recipes have been adapted by the contributors to add more nutritional value to traditional ethnic dishes. Ingredients listed in standard and metric; complete nutritional analysis included for each recipe.
PARENTING Creative Parenting by William Sears, M.D. This is a comprehensive book on the subject of parent education. It teaches how to use the continuum concept to raise children successfully from birth to adolescence.
Mothering and Fathering: The Gender Differences in Child Rearing by Tine Thevenin This book examines gender differences in child rearing, focusing on the conflict between male experts' advice promoting early independence and women's desire for intimacy with their children.
Mothering Your Nursing Toddler by Norma Jane Bumgarner The classic handbook for mothers who breastfeed their children past infancy in an updated expanded edition. Norma Jane Bumgarner puts the experience of nursing an older baby or child in perspective, within the context of the entire mother-child relationship. She cites biological, cultural, and historical evidence in support of extended breastfeeding and shares stories gleaned from thousands of families for whom breastfeeding and natural weaning have been the norm.
PREGNANCY The Pregnancy Book by William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N. This comprehensive, month-by-month guide to pregnancy will answer your questions about fetal development, a pregnant mother's physical and emotional changes, medical technology during pregnancy and childbirth, labor and delivery, and getting off to a good start with your new baby.
SLEEP The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley This book provides a gentle approach to sleep training for parents who believe it necessary to modify baby's sleep habits without resorting to the cry-it-out methods. It offers easy-to-use charts to see where you are in the beginning, what your plan for getting your baby to sleep will be, and measuring your progress. The ideas presented are common sense solutions to a problem that is seen as monumental for many new mothers. LLL does not agree with the cautions against letting baby fall asleep at the breast or holding a sleeping baby or child.
Sweet Dreams by Paul M. Fleiss, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. While there are many books in print about sleep, few acknowledge the sleep patterns of breastfed infants or reflect LLL philosophy about the importance of responding to a baby's needs. Sweet Dreams supports the breastfeeding relationship while offering practical, specific information to parents. It fosters an understanding of the child's capabilities at different stages, through adolescence, as they relate to sleep. Many sections in the book include references to current research so parents can decide for themselves whether the evidence is relevant to their parenting experience.