Breastfeeding Special Care Babies


  • Sandra Lang, Independent Breastfeeding Advisor and Teacher, Lancashire, UK

This is a comprehensive and practical guide to all aspects of breastfeeding babies with special care needs. The language is clear and direct and references up-to-date. The author covers the basics of breastfeeding and lactation, positioning and attachment, milk supply, the impact of common drugs, as well as breast conditions and problems and their resolution. Particular attention is paid to feeding the vulnerable baby and to alternative methods of feeding.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2544-0

Table of Contents

The basics of breastfeeding. The position and attachment of the baby at the breast. The expression of breastmilk. Breast conditions. The milk supply. Breastfeeding the vulnerable baby. Alternative methods of feeding and breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and common drugs. Recommendations for the support of breastfeeding.
Appendix - Breastfeeding support. Index.