There are hiccups that happen with breastfeeding from the first latch to weaning and everything in between and this book really covers them all. For newborns I liked the tip they gave of watching the baby's cues- especially the fists. When baby starts curling their hands into little fists this fuel gage lets mom know it may be time to nurse! It also explained really well things like dreaded cluster feeding, night nursing, latch issues, "too much" and "not enough" milk, the biochemistry behind breast milk, nursing after breast surgery, nursing preemie/special needs/adoptive babies, pumping, and weaning.
On the note of weaning may I please just throw out there that this book is written and published by the La Leche Leauge (LLL). Globally, most children wean from the breast between 2 and 4 years and most mammals in nature wean by age 7. But no LLL leader is going to tell you that nursing your 20 year old is "wrong". Again, if the family is good with it then by all means, send expressed milk to your kid in care packages at college. But the point I'm trying to make is if you are looking for a resource on weaning, this may not be the best book to pick up. On the other hand, if you want to wean your baby/toddler, the advice it gives in the weaning section really makes you think about why you are weaning. Are you just over it or do you feel like you are being judged or that your baby is just old enough to stop?
If you are interested in learning more about this book, check out http://www.llli.org/thewomanlyartofbreastfeeding for a cliff notes version of the book. I am also adding this to my lending library and any client is more than welcome to borrow it for the duration of my service to the family.
Written by Eva Glosson-Wright, Postpartum Doula