Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Oct 13, 2015 - Medical - 800 pages
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  • Stay informed on every aspect of breastfeeding, from basic data on the anatomical, physiological, biochemical, nutritional, immunological, and psychological aspects of human lactation, to the problems of clinical management of breastfeeding.
  • Learn from the award-winning author and co-founder of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Dr. Ruth Lawrence, and her son, Dr. Rob Lawrence.
  • Make appropriate drug recommendations, including approved medications, over-the-counter medications, and herbal remedies.
  • Provide thoughtful guidance to the breastfeeding mother according to her circumstances, problems, and lifestyle from integrated coverage of evidence-based data and practical experience.
  • Find what you need quickly with a new, streamlined approach.
  • Treat conditions associated with breastfeeding and effectively manage the use of medications during lactation thanks to extensive, up-to-date, evidence-based information.
 

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Contents

The Revolution in Infant Feeding
1
Anatomy of the Breast
34
Physiology of Lactation
56
Biochemistry of Human Milk
91
HostResistance Factors and Immunologic Significance of Human Milk
146
Psychological Impact of Breastfeeding
194
Benefits of Breastfeeding for InfantsMaking an Informed Decision
214
Practical Management of the MotherInfant Nursing Couple
230
Premature Infants and Breastfeeding
524
Medical Complications of Mothers
563
Human Milk as a Prophylaxis
633
Employment and Away from Home Activities while Breastfeeding
650
Induced Lactation and Relactation Including Nursing an Adopted Baby and CrossNursing
667
Reproductive Function During Lactation
688
The Collection and Storage of Human Milk and Human Milk Banking
712
Breastfeeding Support Groups and Community Resources
743

Maternal Nutrition and Supplements for Mother and Infant
285
Weaning
320
Normal Growth Failure to Thrive and Obesity in Breastfed Infants
338
Medications Herbal Preparations and Natural Products in Breast Milk
364
Transmission of Infectious Diseases Through Breast Milk and Breastfeeding
407
Breastfeeding Infants with Problems
483
Educating and Training the Medical Professional
754
Appendices
765
Index
953
Inside Back Cover
976
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