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Breastfeeding and Human LactationAuthors: Becky Spencer, Karen Wambach
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Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Sixth Edition is the ultimate reference for the latest clinical techniques and research findings that direct evidence-based clinical practice and research for lactation consultants and specialists. It contains everything a nurse, lactation consultant, midwife, women’s health nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or Ob/Gyn needs to know about lactation care and science. Topics include placing breastfeeding in its historical context, workplace-related issues, anatomical and biological imperatives of lactation, the prenatal and perinatal periods and concerns during the postpartum period, the mother’s health, sociocultural issues, and more vital information.
With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, this leading resource contains a clear clinical focus with more than 2,000 research studies supporting the clinical recommendations found in the text. Furthermore, the updated Sixth Edition features new and additional case studies, expanded cultural content, inclusion of new regulations and guidelines, information on alternative medicine, and gender inclusive language.
Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Sixth Edition is also an excellent resource to prepare for certification and practice as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®). The Navigate 2 TestPrep access code included with every new print copy unlocks access to practice and simulated tests, detailed rationales, and powerful data dashboards. is also available.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) and the Healthcare Team
Chapter 2 Breastfeeding and Lactation: Roots and Wings
Section 2 Anatomic and Biological Imperatives
Chapter 3 Anatomy and Physiology of Lactation
Chapter 4 The Composition and Specificity of Breastmilk
Chapter 5 Drug Therapy and Breastfeeding
Chapter 6 Viral Infections and Breastfeeding
Section 3 Prenatal, Perinatal, and Postnatal Periods
Chapter 7 Perinatal and Intrapartum Care
Chapter 8 Newborn Assessment
Chapter 9 Postpartum Care
Chapter 10 Breast-related Problems
Chapter 11 Low Intake in the Breastfed Infant: Maternal and Infant Considerations
Chapter 12 Jaundice and the Breastfed Baby
Chapter 13 Breast Pumps and Other Technologies
Chapter 14 The Use of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Chapter 15 Donor Milk Banking
Section 4 Beyond Postpartum
Chapter 16 Maternal Nutrition and Breastfeeding
Chapter 17 Women’s Health and Breastfeeding
Chapter 18 Maternal Employment and Breastfeeding
Chapter 19 Child Health
Chapter 20 The Ill Child: Breastfeeding Implications
Section 5 Sociocultural and Research Issues
Chapter 21 Research, Theory, and Lactation
Chapter 22 Breastfeeding Education
Chapter 23 The Cultural Context of Breastfeeding
Chapter 24 The Familial and Social Context of Breastfeeding