Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 1114 pages
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Breastfeeding is a comprehensive reference that provides basic science information as well as practical applications. Dr. Ruth Lawrence-a pioneer in the field of human lactation-covers the uses of certain drugs in lactating women, infectious diseases related to lactation, the latest Australian research on anatomy and physiology, and much more.in print and online.



  • Provide thoughtful guidance to the breastfeeding mother according to her circumstances, problems, and lifestyle from integrated coverage of evidence-based data and practical experience.
  • Make appropriate drug recommendations, including approved medications, over-the-counter medications, and herbal remedies.


  • Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com.
  • Treat conditions associated with breastfeeding-such as sore nipples, burning pain, or hives-using extensive evidence-based information.
  • Apply the latest understanding of anatomy and physiology through coverage of recent Australian CT and MR studies of the breast and its function.
  • Stay current on new research on infectious diseases germane to lactation and new antibiotics, antivirals, and immunizations available for use during lactation.
  • Effectively manage the use of medications during lactation thanks to an updated discussion of this difficult subject.


The latest research on breastfeeding and evidence-based solutions for treating associated medical problems from the authority in the field, Dr. Ruth Lawrence

  

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Breastfeeding in Modern Medicine
1
CHAPTER 2 Anatomy of the Breast
40
CHAPTER 3 Physiology of Lactation
62
CHAPTER 4 Biochemistry of Human Milk
98
CHAPTER 5 HostResistance Factors and Immunologic Significance of Human Milk
153
CHAPTER 6 Psychological Impact of Breastfeeding
196
CHAPTER 7 Facilitating an Informed Decision About Breastfeeding
215
CHAPTER 8 Practical Management of the MotherInfant Nursing Couple
232
CHAPTER 14 Breastfeeding Infants With Problems
474
CHAPTER 15 Premature Infants and Breastfeeding
515
CHAPTER 16 Medical Complications of Mothers
550
CHAPTER 17 Human Milk as a Prophylaxis
614
CHAPTER 18 Employment and Away From Home Activities While Breastfeeding
630
CHAPTER 19 Induced Lactation and Relactation Including Nursing an Adopted Baby and CrossNursing
646
CHAPTER 20 Reproductive Function During Lactation
664
CHAPTER 21 The Collection and Storage of Human Milk and Human Milk Banking
689

CHAPTER 9 Maternal Nutrition and Supplements for Mother and Infant
283
Timing and Techniques
319
CHAPTER 11 Normal Growth Failure to Thrive and Obesity in Breastfed Infants
336
CHAPTER 12 Medications Herbal Preparations and Natural Products in Breast Milk
364
CHAPTER 13 Transmission of Infectious Diseases Through Breast Milk and Breastfeeding
406
CHAPTER 22 Breastfeeding Support Groups and Community Resources
718
CHAPTER 23 Educating and Training the Medical Professional
728
Appendices
739
Index
1091
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About the author (2011)

Lawrence is affiliated with the University of Rochester.

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