Reclaiming Breastfeeding For The United States: Protection, Promotion And Support

Overview

This text examines the progress that has been made in the United States toward reclaiming breastfeeding as the socially accepted way to feed babies and young children. Articles written by experts in the field assess the issues surrounding reclaiming breastfeeding and have presented an up-to-date review of, and suggestions for, the current direction of efforts to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.
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Overview

This text examines the progress that has been made in the United States toward reclaiming breastfeeding as the socially accepted way to feed babies and young children. Articles written by experts in the field assess the issues surrounding reclaiming breastfeeding and have presented an up-to-date review of, and suggestions for, the current direction of efforts to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.
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Reviewer: Bob Green , MSN (East Carolina University )
Description: This outstanding, well-referenced book describes the recent trends in the U.S. toward breastfeeding as the norm for infant nutrition. It presents comprehensive discussions on the state of breastfeeding in the U.S. and cogent arguments for increasing the number of mothers breastfeeding.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the progress in the U.S. healthcare system toward "reclaiming" breast-feeding as the norm in America. Considering the movement in the U.S. since the 1970s toward breastfeeding, a review of the progress is a very worthy goal. The authors have done an outstanding job of covering the topic and an outstanding job in presenting the material.
Audience: This book is written for the advanced practitioner, especially those in pediatrics, obstetrics and public health. It is especially useful for those involved in creating policy. According the editor, the book is not intended as a general reference about breastfeeding and this readily apparent and appropriate. The editor and the authors are very qualified in this area, and a few have national reputations.
Features: This book covers the current state of breastfeeding in the U.S. and sets out convincing arguments for the continuation of the current trend toward breastfeeding as the norm. The book is easy to read with a pleasing contemporary layout and appearance. It is remarkably well referenced with current literature. I believe the book would better complete its contemporary feel with the use of a san-serif type.
Assessment: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It discusses some aspects of the state of the trend toward breastfeeding in the U.S. as a norm, not easily found in the literature. The book also addresses whether or not recent policy trends such as "baby friendly" facilities, lactation consultation services, banked donor milk and public policy have accomplished their goals, whether and how these goals should be changed.
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Reviewer: Bob Green , MSN(East Carolina University )
Description: "This outstanding, well-referenced book describes the recent trends in the U.S. toward breastfeeding as the norm for infant nutrition. It presents comprehensive discussions on the state of breastfeeding in the U.S. and cogent arguments for increasing the number of mothers breastfeeding.
Purpose: "The purpose is to describe the progress in the U.S. healthcare system toward "reclaiming" breast-feeding as the norm in America. Considering the movement in the U.S. since the 1970s toward breastfeeding, a review of the progress is a very worthy goal. The authors have done an outstanding job of covering the topic and an outstanding job in presenting the material.
Audience: "This book is written for the advanced practitioner, especially those in pediatrics, obstetrics and public health. It is especially useful for those involved in creating policy. According the editor, the book is not intended as a general reference about breastfeeding and this readily apparent and appropriate. The editor and the authors are very qualified in this area, and a few have national reputations.
Features: "This book covers the current state of breastfeeding in the U.S. and sets out convincing arguments for the continuation of the current trend toward breastfeeding as the norm. The book is easy to read with a pleasing contemporary layout and appearance. It is remarkably well referenced with current literature. I believe the book would better complete its contemporary feel with the use of a san-serif type.
Assessment: "I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It discusses some aspects of the state of the trend toward breastfeeding in the U.S. as a norm, not easily found in the literature. The book also addresses whether or not recent policy trends such as "baby friendly" facilities, lactation consultation services, banked donor milk and public policy have accomplished their goals, whether and how these goals should be changed. "
From The Critics
Designed for breastfeeding advocates, health policy makers, clinicians, and students, this work examines the progress that has been made in the US toward reclaiming breastfeeding as a socially accepted way to feed babies and young children. Contributions by those in breastfeeding advocacy, maternal and child health, and research methods in behavioral science reflect research processes including writing as inquiry, integrative research review, combinatorial analysis, and qualitative analysis of interviews. Areas discussed include national and international policies, lactation management, motivations for breastfeeding, and lactation and the workplace. Cadwell is a faculty member of the Healthy Children Project. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763720964
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 1/30/2002
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword iv
Acknowledgments viii
Introduction ix
About the Authors xix
Chapter 1 An International Policy Perspective on Breastfeeding in the United States 1
Chapter 2 Breastfeeding: A Public Health Policy Priority 11
Chapter 3 Using the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to Drive Positive Change 23
Chapter 4 Breastfeeding, Quality, and the Health Care System 35
Chapter 5 Lactation Management: A Community of Practice 51
Chapter 6 Toward Evidence-Based Breastfeeding Practice 67
Chapter 7 Defining Breastfeeding in Research 81
Chapter 8 Personal Motivations for Breastfeeding 91
Chapter 9 Overcoming Disparities in Breastfeeding 105
Chapter 10 Lactation and the Workplace 125
Chapter 11 Human Milk for Fragile Infants 137
Chapter 12 Using Banked Donor Milk in Clinical Settings 161
Conclusion 179
Appendix A Innocenti Declaration 183
Appendix B International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes 187
Appendix C Overview of Goals and Objectives of the U.S. National Agenda 189
Appendix D Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding 191
Index 195
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