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Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A Survival Guide to Successful Breastfeeding While Serving in the Military book makes a wonderful gift for any Active Duty, Guard or Reserve mother or mother-to-be. Chock full of tips and techniques, and true stories from military breastfeeding mothers who have ‘been there, done that’ successfully!

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Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A Survival Guide to Successful Breastfeeding While Serving in the Military book makes a wonderful gift for any Active Duty, Guard or Reserve mother or mother-to-be. Chock full of tips and techniques, and true stories from military breastfeeding mothers who have ‘been there, done that’ successfully!


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  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Practical Manual and not for just Military Mothers
    By W. H. McDonald Jr. – September 19, 2010
    As the founder and former president of “The Military Writer’s Society of America” (MWSA) I have reviewed well over 600 military related books over the last decade. I have never been asked to review any book in that time on “breast-feeding”. I wasn’t sure therefore how I would be qualified to know what constituted a well written manual for this genre. I did not even know there was a need for one. That I was so ignorant of the need leads me to think that commanders and NCOs of units with breastfeeding mothers in them do not have a clue as to the needs of their women soldiers , sailors, Marines or airmen. In fact, after reading this book (“Breastfeeding In Combat Boots: A Survival Guide to Successful breastfeeding While Serving in the Military” by Robyn Roche-Paull) I realized that we have a crisis need for such books.

    I got the education of my life – and can only assume that others will as well. This book is not just for the mothers but should be mandated for all those in leadership positions who really need to know and understand what the issues are. The author relates the problems and cites the regulations and is very specific and practical. It is obvious that this book is well researched and detailed with information for all involved. This is a manual that belongs of the office shelves of all military units. It is long over-due and in today’s modern military it is needed and should be required.

    For military women having this life situation it is indispensable. The regulations are made clear and one would have to assume that if followed this would advert a lot of potential problems and misunderstanding on both sides of this issue. There is an abundance of great and very practical advice, information and details. I honestly have not read any other books on this subject matter but this book appears to cover everything one could possible have any questions about.

    I highly recommend this book – first off, for all military mothers but also for unit leaders so that everyone can work together in harmony as a team. This book will let everyone know the limits and rights of those who choose to breast-feed. This may be only a niche reading market but it is an important one and this manual needs to be recognized as breakthrough effort!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    A MUST have for all military moms!
    By A. Wilson – October 13, 2010
    This is a MUST HAVE book for all military moms. I am active duty navy, and I have breastfed and pumped for 3 children all while active duty. I am also a Labor and Delivery nurse at the military hospital and see all the active duty moms who deliver and are planning to breast feed. I ALWAYS recommed purchasing this book, it is so helpful, has many answers to breast feeding issues. It addresses the challenges that can go along with breastfeeding and pumping in the military and how to overcome them. These can be unique challenges that no other work force encounters. This book has been something that has been long needed for military mothers.
    4 out 4 people found this review helpful

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    By Amazon Customer – August 8, 2010
    As an Active Duty Navy mom, this book has already proven to be a Godsend. I knew I could breastfeed and pump as per Navy regs, but the question was how could I work it out at work. Most of the people I work with are men and although I don’t care about telling them I am going to pump, they might be uncomfortable. This gives me an idea on how to inform them, as well as good ideas on how to fit it into my work day and get my baby to switch between breast and bottle. I recommend it to ANYONE in the military, men and women alike so maybe we can make it easier for other women.
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    By Amazon Customer – August 20, 2010
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    If you think you have every breastfeeding manual that you could ever need, you are mistaken. Most books about working and breastfeeding do not apply to mothers who are in the military (or those in similar fields such as EMT or police officer). This book is the perfect manual for military mothers. Each section of the book is carefully and thoroughly researched. In addition to giving the “how to” of making breastfeeding work in a very challenging & difficult work environment, it also provides the regulations for each branch of service to ensure that mothers know their rights. It is clear that the author has spent time ensuring that all the information she provides is up to date and accurate.

    I highly recommend this book to mothers and those who are in a position to support the breastfeeding military mother. This information has been needed for a very long time and now we finally have it in a lightweight easy to read book. As a breastfeeding counsellor at a Navy Base, this will be an invaluable resource for me. THANK YOU!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    A truly excellent resource for breastfeeding military moms!
    By Athena – August 2, 2010
    I’ve never been in the military, but as a board-certified lactation consultant, I have long sought specific information to help my breastfeeding clients who are serving in the military. But this book really surpases my expectations!

    I’m very impressed by the depth and extent of the information. This book provides accurate, very specific, well-versed ideas and practical recommendations in clear, military-style language that doesn’t sugar-coat the realities, but also shows the many ways that breastfeeding can happen that work for the mom, the baby, and the military. I particularly like the way that the author emphasizes the importance of maxmizing the mother and baby’s time together so that they make the most of it and enjoy it fully.

    This wonderful new book fills a much needed niche in the breastfeeding literature and is now one of my favorite breastfeeding books. It’s so great to know that now more military moms will be able to stay connected to their babies through breastfeeding!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    A must have for any woman who MUST go back to work
    By AngelaLZ – August 19, 2010
    This is an EXCELLENT resource for any woman who MUST return to work or be separated from her baby after a few weeks. The first part is a great basic primer on breastfeeding. The second is a basic “how to” do everything to combine working and breastfeeding. Great for women who want inspiration on combining working and exclusive breastfeeding. Also great for women who want to breastfeed some of the time, but can’t pump at work. LOVE IT!!!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Great resource!
    By Mary I. Buskohl – August 3, 2010
    I am a RN and board certified lactation consultant working with the military families. Many times the active duty will decide to not breastfeed or to breastfeed for a very short time because they are active duty, even though they verbalize wanting to breastfeed. This is an excellent resource to help them facilitate their goals regarding breastfeeding. Non-military will benefit from the book as well.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Great practical resource for some amazing women.
    By Jessica – October 23, 2014
    The commitment and grit it takes to breastfeed while on active duty is truly amazing. Robyn Roche-Paull has written a practical, straightforward, and inspiring guide for any military woman who wants to try to breastfeed her child. I especially like that she goes into highly practical detail for a number of situations unique to active duty service. She also takes care to stay away from the “all or nothing” that makes many breastfeeding books come across as judgmental. This book seems like it would also be great for firefighters, law enforcement, EMTs, and the like. Thanks to Robyn, and all the women profiled, for your service.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    Amazing Book!
    By tiffany8604 – November 27, 2010
    Amazon Verified Purchase
    I am a first time mom in the military and I just loved this book. The book does not cater to one specific branch of service so you are opened up to great ideas from various women that are in the same position as you. Trying to breastfeed is hard enough, add military life to it and you get a combination that can be hard to work through. This book not only inspires you to want to make it work but it also gives you plenty of suggestions, ideas, personal stories, and even resources to help you along the way. I would suggest reading this or giving this as a gift to someone that is in the military considering breastfeeding.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    A Must buy for military Mothers returning to duty
    By A. Killian – January 3, 2012
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    As an Active Duty mom who nursed one son and is due with #2 any day now. I can not say enough what a great help this book has been even just preparing for the second a time around. This book is a must buy and helps to reassure women they are not alone in their struggles as I often felt with no one else around me who understood the unique issues I faced. I recommend this to all military women who want to nurse their children. I’ve bought a copy for my (expecting) sister who is also AD.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    Excellent resource for any breastfeeding mother.
    By J. Chendea – May 23, 2011
    I am not an active-duty mom, but my husband is career military. I am a volunteer breastfeeding counselor with La Leche League, and I have read quite a few breastfeeding books. This is by far my favorite. I really like the matter-of-fact tone. So many breastfeeding books go on and on about how you might be feeling and other fluffy topics (sorry!) with a very conversational tone, and a lot of moms appreciate that, but I really liked that the author gets to the point and delivers the information as concisely and logically as possible.

    There is a lot of information in this book specifically for military members, and delivered with the acronyms (usually explained) that the military loves so much, and that makes it highly useful for military members who are likely feeling like the only mom ever to pump in the military. Aside from that, I’ve found so many pages in this book that I want to flag simply because they offer the most informed, concise, well-written version of the information I could find. Some of those include the page on exercising with your baby (where was this when my babies were little!?), the advantages of breastfeeding, the sections on weaning and on choosing a breastpump.

    Even some parts that are specifically for military members have universal appeal, such as dealing with unsupportive co-workers and supervisors. Also, many breastfeeding books leave out completely the idea that it’s not “all or nothing:” you can still breastfeed even if you have to give formula some of the time. This is a book for a mom who is doing the best she can within a really difficult situation, and I think a lot of breastfeeding moms even outside the military can relate to that. I wish the author would issue a book for all moms. I’d buy it.

    This fills a huge gap in breastfeeding literature. It’s sometimes sad seeing what the moms quoted went through, but so encouraging to see that it can be done. This book is an absolute must-read for any active-duty mom, but also for those of us who counsel moms, who prefer a straightforward, to-the-point voice in a book, and especially for all military medical personnel.

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    Resource for ALL breastfeeding moms!!
    By Joyce M. Gilmour – October 9, 2011
    Noting all of the reviews I’ve written over the last few years, this is not one that most would imagine would be on my reading list. My affiliation with Military Writers Society of America brought Breastfeeding in Combat Boots to my attention. I had the honor to meet the author, Robyn Roche-Paull, at the recent MWSA Conference in Pittsburgh. Upon review of this book, I concluded that it is one of the best-researched books I have ever read. My other thought about this book is that it is an excellent resource for ANY woman who is considering breastfeeding her child, whether they are serving in the military or not. So if you know anyone with questions regarding this issue, you can be assured that the answer will lie within the pages of this book. Robyn Roche-Paull knows her stuff! When folks read the title Breastfeeding in Combat Boots you will often hear a chuckle, but this book is no laughing matter. It is everything anyone would ever need to know regarding the topic of breastfeeding.

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    Indispensible Resource for all Nursing Mothers
    By Kari Hadley – January 17, 2014
    Amazon Verified Purchase
    While certainly geared toward the nursing military mom, this book gives all the information any nursing mom needs, whether working or not. The beginning explains the entire anatomy of nursing which is something every nursing mom should know. I didn’t read this till after I had my 3rd child in 2011 and even though I had nursed my first two, I really wish this book had been around then or that I had even read it sooner than I did. Such great information on proper nutrition and needs of a baby that reassure the new mom she is most likely doing it right. The discussion about pumping and challenges in the work place are also awesome. Even outside of the military not everyone has a supportive work environment to pump and this book was just such an inspiration on that it can be done. I highly recommend this to every pregnant women who even thinks they want to nurse their baby.

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    A must for any soldier mom or soon to be soldier mom
    By Midwest Book Review – January 9, 2011
    Nurturing one’s child personally is something highly valued by many women. “Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A Survival Guide to Successful Breastfeeding While Serving in the Military” is a guide for those women in uniform who want to breastfeed their children while on duty. Taking pride as both a mother and a soldier, her wisdom will help many women in the field. “Breastfeeding in Combat Boots” is a must for any soldier mom or soon to be soldier mom.

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    Excellent Information but very small print
    By Amazon Customer – June 1, 2013
    Amazon Verified Purchase
    This book provides very practical and useful information and is written in an easy to read manner. The table of contents is also excellent for easily finding specific information. I highly recommend it for all nursing mothers and especially those in the military. The only downside is that the print is very small which is hard for “grandma eyes” to read without good reading glasses.

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    Terrific book for any mom
    By amber – September 6, 2014
    GREAT book with tons of helpful hints about how to breastfeed, with a special focus on the challenges you find in the military. But still great for any mom or a working mom with complicated work schedule/locations. I’m a nurse midwife and recommend this to my patients in the military.

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    They’ve done their research that’s for sure! Very helpful …
    By Iamwheels – July 19, 2014
    Amazon Verified Purchase
    They’ve done their research that’s for sure! Very helpful for the military working mom! Quoting regulations makes it easier for the service member to know where to find the information and ammo they need to show their command that it is their right to BF at work!

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    Full of practical information
    By MFT22 – January 11, 2012
    Amazon Verified Purchase
    This is a must-have for military moms. It’s full of great information on pumping, feeding, and tips like how to ship breastmilk. A great resource and more helpful to me as a working mom than any other book I’ve read. I highly recommend!

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    Really loved this book
    By Kirby Merritt – October 19, 2014
    Really loved this book. I read it immediately after giving birth to my daughter. It gives really great tips, and I kept it on hand just in case my command decided to give me any issues.

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    Great Buy for Military!
    By Tiffany Mayden – December 8, 2014
    Amazon Verified Purchase
    So far, I love this book. I am in the last chapter. Very helpful information. I haven’t had my son yet but I will be sure to use some of the pointers in this book.

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    Great book,
    By Amazon Customer – August 13, 2013
    Amazon Verified Purchase
    This book is a must read for all who plan to breastfeed while serving in the military. Great baby shower gift.

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    Five Stars
    By Tia Lent – November 28, 2014
    Amazon Verified Purchase
    A must have!

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