Table of Contents

1. Breastfeeding in Modern Medicine

2. Anatomy of the Human Breast

3. Physiology of Lactation

4. Biochemistry of Human Milk

5. Host-Resistance factors and Immunologic Significance of Human Milk

6. Psychologic Impact of Breastfeeding

7. Facilitating an Informed Decision About Breastfeeding

8. Practical Management of the Mother-Infant Nursing Couple

9. Problems Associated with the Nipple, Areola, and Breast Itself

10. Maternal Nutrition and Supplement for Mother or Infant

11. Weaning: Timing and Techniques

12. Normal Growth Patterns, Failure-to-Thrive and Obesity in the Breastfed Infant

13. Medications, Herbal Preparations and Natural Products in Breast Milk

14. The Transmission of Infectious Diseases Through Breast Milk and Breastfeeding

15. Breastfeeding the Infant with a Problem or Illness

16. The Premature Infant and Breastfeeding

17. Acute and Chronic Medical Conditions of the Mother

18. Human Milk as a Prophylaxis or Mediator of Allergy

19. Employment and Away From Home Activities While Breastfeeding

20. Reproductive Function, Fertility, Sexuality and Pregnancy During Lactation

21. The Collection and Storage of Human Milk and Human Milk Banks. Pumps and Paraphernalia

22. Breastfeeding Support Groups and Community Resources

23. Educating and Training the Medical Professional


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