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Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession / Edition 6
     

Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession / Edition 6

by Ruth A. Lawrence, Robert M. Lawrence
 

ISBN-10: 0323028233

ISBN-13: 9780323028233

Pub. Date: 04/15/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Obtain the basic information necessary to manage a nursing mother and child from conception through complete weaning from this scientifically accurate medical text on the science and art of breastfeeding. BREASTFEEDING provides in-depth medical information about human milk, management techniques for handling breastfeeding in adverse circumstances, and relevant

Overview

Obtain the basic information necessary to manage a nursing mother and child from conception through complete weaning from this scientifically accurate medical text on the science and art of breastfeeding. BREASTFEEDING provides in-depth medical information about human milk, management techniques for handling breastfeeding in adverse circumstances, and relevant psychological and social issues that affect parent-infant bonding. It includes information on the anatomical, physiological, biochemical, nutritional, immunologic, and psychological aspects of human lactation, to the problems of clinical management of breastfeeding. Increased coverage of drugs in human breast milk, advances in biochemical, nutritional, and immunologic aspects of human lactation, and a new chapter on infectious disease and breastfeeding make the fifth edition of BREASTFEEDING a critical resource for any clinician whose patients include breastfeeding women.

Features a new chapter and appendix on infectious diseases and breastfeeding which describe the impact of infectious disease in either the mother or infant, and the effects of antibiotics on breastmilk. Contains expanded coverage on drugs in human breast milk and advances in biochemical, nutritional, and immunologic aspects of human lactation for clinicians to inform patients about the benefits of breastfeeding and the potential dangers of ingesting medication during pregnancy and lactation.

Spanish version of 4th edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-176-0

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323028233
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1184
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.70(d)

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. Making An Informed Decision About Infant Feeding 8. Management of the Mother-Infant Nursing Couple 9. Diet and Dietary Supplements for the Mother and Infant 10. Weaning 11. Drugs in Breast Milk 12. Normal Growth, Failure to Thrive, and Obesity in the Breastfed Infant 13. Maternal Employment 14. Breastfeeding the Infant with a Problem 15. Medical Complications of the Mother 16. Infectious Disease and Breastfeeding 17. Human Milk as Prophylaxis in Allergy 18. Induced Lactation and Relactation (Including Nursing the Adopted Baby) and Cross-Nursing 19. Reproductive Function During Lactation 20. The Collection and Storage of Human Milk and Human Milk Banking 21. The Role of Mother Support Groups and Community Resources 22. Educating and Training the Medical Professional Appendices A Composition of Human Milk B Normal Serum Values for Breastfed Infants C Drugs in Breast Milk and the Effect on the Infant D Infectious Diseases and Their Effects on Breast Feeding E The Lact-Aid Nursing Trainer System F Manual Expression of Breast Milk G The Storage of Human Milk H Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Needs in Normal Children in the United States I Measurements of Growth of Breastfed Infants J Organizations Interested in Supporting and Providing Materials for Breastfeeding K Legislation Regarding Human Milk L Resources for Education and Training M Glossary

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