Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation: A Guide for the Practitioner

Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation: A Guide for the Practitioner

by Karin Caldwell, Barbara O'Connor, Karin Cadwell, Anna Blair
     
 

The book is designed for use by individuals within a variety of discip lines, whose scopes of practice may vary, but for whom the skills of o bserving, interviewing, listening, measuring, examining, and reviewing medical records and lab tests are the universal means to providing th e best and most appropriate support for the breastfeeding mother and i nfant. The

Overview

The book is designed for use by individuals within a variety of discip lines, whose scopes of practice may vary, but for whom the skills of o bserving, interviewing, listening, measuring, examining, and reviewing medical records and lab tests are the universal means to providing th e best and most appropriate support for the breastfeeding mother and i nfant. The text explores the hallmarks of breastfeeding problems that can be seen, heard, or otherwise observed, and allows the assessor to distinguish between breastfeeding problems, breastfeeding problems tha t are actually medical problems, and medical problems. Also explored a re the multi-factoral components of breastfeeding that contribute to t he assessor's construction of individually tailored solutions, and/or appropriate referrals.

Editorial Reviews

Written by a team of researchers and educators, this reference for practitioners describes the assessment of breastfeeding mothers and infants. Topics include, for example, the physiology of breastfeeding, possible causes of blisters on the breast, and the use of nipple comfort devices. The text is accompanied throughout by b&w drawings. Clinical color photos found at the back of the volume illustrate a variety of breast pathologies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763720971
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
01/11/2002
Series:
Breastfeeding Series
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)

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