Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession

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Elsevier Mosby, 2005 - Medical - 1152 pages
The completely revised and updated New Edition of this trusted text delivers complete, authoritative, evidence-based information on all of the scientific and clinical topics related to breastfeeding-from basic data on the anatomical, physiological, biochemical, nutritional, immunological, and psychological aspects of human lactation...to guidance on a full range of problems in clinical management. Written by a pioneer in the field of human lactation, the 6th Edition has been revised from cover to cover to include information on new drugs and herbal products, infections, and much more.

  • Provides the basic tools of knowledge and experience to enable readers to provide thoughtful guidance to the breastfeeding mother that is most applicable to her circumstances, problems, and lifestyle.
  • Features a wealth of references from the most recent studies.
  • Integrates evidence-based data with practical experience
  • Offers complete coverage of anatomy and physiology * the composition of human breast milk * guidance on lactation management * equipment, pumps, and other devices * contraindications to breastfeeding * and much more


  • Provides an extensive new section on gigantomastia, a relatively new entity that is now being seen more frequently.
  • Presents new discussions of infections and infectious diseases in both the mother and infant.
  • Delivers updated information on drugs and lactation including newly approved medications, over-the-counter medications, and herbal remedies.
  • Features 2 new chapters: Problems Associated with the Nipple, Areola, and Breast Itself and The Premature Infant and Breastfeeding.

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Contents

Breastfeeding in modern medicine 1
37
Anatomy of the human breast
39
Physiology of lactation 65
41
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About the author (2005)

Lawrence is affiliated with the University of Rochester.

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