Kathleen is a Registered Nurse and has a Masters Degree in Perinatal Nursing from UC San Francisco. She moved to San Luis Obispo in 1980 with her young daughter to work at San Luis Obispo General Hospital. Quickly she became a community resource for breastfeeding mothers. In 1983, she founded the Breastfeeding Warmline, a telephone counseling service and soon after, one of the first breastfeeding clinics in the country.
Kathleen authored The Nursing Mother's Companion in 1986, which quickly became a best seller. It is now in its sixth edition and has sold over one million copies. She gave birth to her second child and wrote a second book, The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning.
Kathleen directed the SLO Breastfeeding Clinic for more than twenty years until her diagnosis of breast cancer and her retirement in 2004. In 2002, Kathleen opened Simply MaMa, a maternity and nursing boutique in downtown San Luis. She lives with her husband and son in San Luis Obispo.
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|Kathleen Huggins is a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant. She has been counseling breastfeeding mothers for over 25 years. More...|
|The Nursing Mother's Companion|
The Nursing Mother's Companion has sold over a million copies since it was written in 1986. It has been regarded as the most comprehensive and practical guide for nursing mothers. The new twentieth anniversary edition has been throughly updated including its quick reference problem-solving survival guides. More...
|The Expectant Parent's Companion|
The Expectant Parents' Companion, Simplifying What to Do, Buy, or Borrow for an Easy Life with Baby is Kathleen's latest book. This book includes not only baby gear but all the practical decisions of pregnancy from doctors to doulas, childbirth classes, feeding and diapering options. The Expectant Parents' Companion includes charts and checklists to get you and your partner organized and ready for your new baby. More...
|The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning|
The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning, is a how-to as well as a "why-not-to" book about weaning your infant, baby, and toddler. As such, it provides strong, supportive arguments for not weaning babies too early. For those who have decided to wean their babies, Huggins and Ziedrich give clear hints on how to use shortened nursing, postponement, substitution, and distraction to make weaning a positive experience for both mother and child. More...
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