Breastfeeding - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323028233, 9780323070317


6th Edition

A Guide for the Medical Profession

Authors: Ruth Lawrence Robert Lawrence
eBook ISBN: 9780323070317
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323028233
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 1st April 2005
Page Count: 1184

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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 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.

Key Features

  • 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

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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About the Author

Ruth Lawrence

Affiliations and Expertise

Northumberland Trust Chair in Pediatrics, Distinguished Alumna Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York

Robert Lawrence

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Immunology, Rheumatology, and Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida