Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession / Edition 5

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This 6th Edition of this trusted resource has been thoroughly updated to provide you with complete, evidence-based information on all of the scientific and clinical topics related to human lactation. Social topics are also covered - support groups, going back to work, social attitudes toward breastfeeding and weaning, etc.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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. This book 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 this fifth edition a critical resource for any clinician whose patients include breastfeeding women.

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"The ‘gold standard' among breastfeeding reference books....Make sure it is on your bookshelf. Wherever you work, it will be one of your most valuable resources....Mothers and babies around the world are indeed fortunate to have Ruth Lawrence as their champion....Her pioneering efforts...have significantly advanced the knowledge base and scientific understanding of human lactation and clinical breastfeeding practices."—Birth
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815126157
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/15/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 981
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Breastfeeding in modern medicine 1
2 Anatomy of the human breast 39
3 Physiology of lactation 65
4 Biochemistry of human milk 105
5 Host-resistance factors and immunologic significance of human milk 171
6 Psychologic impact of breastfeeding 215
7 Making an informed decision about infant feeding 237
8 Management of the mother-infant nursing couple 255
9 Diet and dietary supplements for the mother and infant 317
10 Weaning 357
11 Drugs in breast milk 377
12 Normal growth, failure to thrive, and obesity in the breastfed infant 427
13 Maternal employment 461
14 Breastfeeding the premature infant 479
15 Breastfeeding the infant with a problem 515
16 Medical complications of the mother 559
17 Transmission of infections diseases through breast milk and breastfeeding 629
18 Human milk as a prophylaxis in allergy 695
19 Induced lactation and relactation (including nursing the adopted baby) and cross-nursing 713
20 Reproductive function during lactation 735
21 The collection and storage of human milk and human milk banking 761
22 Breastfeeding support groups and community resources 797
23 Educating and training the medical professional 809
App. A Composition of human milk 825
App. B Dietary guidance during lactation 828
App. C Normal serum values for breastfed infants 829
App. D Drugs in breast milk and the effect on the infant 832
App. E Precautions and breastfeeding recommendations for selected maternal infections 995
App. F The Lact-Aid nursing trainer system 1013
App. G Manual expression of breast milk 1016
App. H The storage of human milk 1018
App. I Vitamin and mineral supplement needs in normal children in the United States 1025
App. J Measurements of growth of breastfed infants 1029
App. K Organizations that support and provide materials for breastfeeding 1035
App. L Legislation regarding human link 1042
App. M Breastfeeding health supervision 1047
App. N Resources for education and training 1054
App. O The AAP guideline for hyperbilirubinemia 1055
App. P Academy of breastfeeding medicine protocols 1059
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