Midwifery Essentials: Infant feeding - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702071010, 9780702071492

Midwifery Essentials: Infant feeding, Volume 5

1st Edition

Volume 5

Authors: Joyce Marshall Helen Baston Jenny Hall
eBook ISBN: 9780702071492
eBook ISBN: 9780702071461
Paperback ISBN: 9780702071010
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 19th June 2017
Page Count: 182

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Relationship building between mother and baby

Chapter 3 Anatomy and physiology

Chapter 4 Skin to skin contact after birth

Chapter 5 Skills to support infant feeding

Chapter 6 The social context of infant feeding

Chapter 7 Birthing practices and breastfeeding

Chapter 8 Managing baby related feeding challenges

Chapter 9 Formula feeding

Chapter 10 Managing common maternal related breastfeeding challenges

Chapter 11 Breastfeeding premature babies

Chapter 12 Breastfeeding mothers their family, community and the wider societal context


This addition to the popular Midwifery Essentials series continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence!

Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user- friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful ‘scenarios’ to encourage debate and reflection. Special features include:

  • Helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach enables readers explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. effective communication, team working and promotes health
  • Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding current practice
  • Chapters designed to be read as a ‘standalone’ or in succession
  • Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines
  • Embraces the principles of ‘Better Birth’

The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training – and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment.


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About the Authors

Joyce Marshall Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, UK

Helen Baston Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Midwife Public Health; Honorary Researcher / lecturer, University of Sheffield; Honorary Lecturer Sheffield Hallam University.

Jenny Hall Author

EdD RM ADM MSc (Reproduction & Health) PGDip(HE)

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Bournemouth University, UK