Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers: A Resource for Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals

Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers: A Resource for Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals

by Maria Pollard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415499070

ISBN-13: 9780415499071

Pub. Date: 09/15/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Breastfeeding is a major public health issue. Breast milk provides all the nutrients a baby needs for their first six months. Research studies also show that breastfeeding doesn’t just help to protect infants from infection, but has other benefits such as reducing obesity and can help protect mothers from some diseases in later life.

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Overview

Breastfeeding is a major public health issue. Breast milk provides all the nutrients a baby needs for their first six months. Research studies also show that breastfeeding doesn’t just help to protect infants from infection, but has other benefits such as reducing obesity and can help protect mothers from some diseases in later life.

Breastfeeding rates are low, however, and women need the support of their midwives and health visitors when beginning breastfeeding and throughout their child’s infancy. Based on the UNICEF UK BFI Best Practice Standards for Higher Education Institutions, this accessible textbook addresses all 18 outcomes to ensure that students are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively promote and support breastfeeding mothers, including:

  • anatomy and physiology;
  • essential skills and good practice guidance;
  • dealing with common problems;
  • public health considerations;
  • babies and mothers with special needs;
  • complementary feeding.

Suitable for both undergraduate students and practitioners undertaking continuing professional development, Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers is designed to aid learning. Each chapter includes specific learning outcomes linked to the Baby Friendly standards, key fact boxes, clinical scenarios and activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415499071
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Putting Breastfeeding into Context 2. Anatomy and Physiology of Lactation 3. Essential Skills for Practice 4. Good Practice to Promote, Initiate and Support Breastfeeding 5. Management of Common Problems 6. Supporting Mothers with Special Needs 7. Infants with Special Needs 8. Alternative Methods of Infant Feeding when Breastfeeding is not Possible 9. Introducing Solid Foods 10. Ongoing Support for Breastfeeding Mothers 11. Developing Knowledge and Skills to Support Breastfeeding Mothers Answers to Activities Appendices References

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