Friday, August 03, 2007

The Drinks Are On Me ~ everything your mother never told you about breastfeeding

Today's cuppa: It's got to be fennel tea ~ that wonderfully aromatic aniseed flavoured brew to help increase breast milk. I still drink it even though I'm not lactating. My husband has even started drinking fennel tea despite having an aversion to herbal teas!

It's world Breastfeeding Awareness Week. There's so much to be said about breastfeeding that what else could I do but write a book! So, here's a shameless plug. It's being published in just a few short weeks.

The Drinks Are On Me
Everything your mother never told you about breastfeeding

by Veronika Sophia Robinson

The Drinks Are On Me reclaims and celebrates the ancient art of breastfeeding ~ a natural way of feeding our babies which has allowed humanity to exist for half a million years. The book argues that the increase in physical, emotional and psycho-sexual dysfunction seen throughout western society is in direct proportion to our rapidly decreasing breastfeeding rates. Our healthy existence as a species is dependent on full-term breastfeeding becoming the norm again.

I draw on my rich experiences as a breastfeeding mother ~ a ten year journey which included five years of tandem nursing ~ and explain why breastfeeding is vital for the healthy continuation of the species. Embracing a holistic view, I show how to overcome common, and not so common, breastfeeding challenges, whether they be physical, emotional or cultural.

This book is equally suitable for new and experienced mothers. It’s essential reading for all professionals (doctors, midwives, dentists and health visitors) who influence a mother’s choice to breastfeed or not (and thoroughly referenced lest there be any doubt to the claims made!).
I deliberately take a step outside the usual breastfeeding knowledge to present a new framework in which to view how we nourish and nurture our children.

Publishing September 1st 2007

Art of Change

ISBN 978-0-9530063-4-2



Contents include:

How to breastfeed
Premature babies in NICU & SCBU
Vitamin K and vitamin D
Engorgement, plugged milk ducts & mastitis
Breastfeeding and AIDS
Caesareans and breastfeeding
Tongue Tie ~ short frenulum
Cleft lip/palate
Nursing multiples
Down’s Syndrome
Teething and colic
Men and breastfeeding
Breastfeeding in pregnancy
Breastfeeding a toddler
Breastfeeding in public
A holistic approach to sexuality
Toxins and breast milk
Breastfeeding and the environment/the impact formula feeding has on the air, water and soil
A natural approach to weaning
Nutrients and the human brain
Full-term breastfeeding
Non-nutritive sucking
Women who can’t breastfeed
Sustained breastfeeding for a peaceful society
Adoption and breastfeeding
Reclaiming the sacred feminine

Thoroughly referenced, this book presents uncommon breastfeeding information and debunks many myths in order to help mothers make a truly informed decision about breastfeeding.
Breast milk is our greatest natural food resource and as locally produced as food gets!

PUBLISHER: The Art of Change
For further information, please contact Barry Durdant-Hollamby: OR or phone +44 (0) 1342 823 809
PO Box 441, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH18 5DH England


Isil Simsek said...

Great news! Congratulations on your new book.

Laura McIntyre said...

Congrats on the book, look forward to reading it. BTW I never knew that about Fennel tea and i drink a cup or two of it most days, how cool

neo.mum said...

Hey, I am very excited to be getting this book!

I am a 18 year old mother and have watched extordinary breastfeeding on you tube quite a bit!

I have watched it alot because I think you family is amazing.Your daughters are so beautiful they looked so loved and cared for and healthy.I love what Bethany said about breastmilk tasting better then a million mellons and even better then mango!!

I was breastfed for five years of my life.And breastfeeding means alot to me.

My son is one in two weeks and he is breastfed to, dont have any plans of weaning and I was so excited when I read that you had written a book!

I am going to order one online tommorow!

I know that you have published the drinks are on me one two and three and I dont know which one to get I can only afford one (I am a single mother).

Do you have any advice Veronika?

Thanks :)

Veronika said...

There's only one version of The Drinks...there are 3 you tube bits out about the book, but definetely only one book.
you can get it from