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

Author(s): Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, FAAN, IBCLC, ANLC, The Healthy Children Project, The Center for Breastfeeding, Massachusetts
Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC, Healthy Children Project, Inc., Center for Breastfeeding, Massachusetts
Barbara O'Connor, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC
Anna Cadwell Blair, PhD, CLC
Lois D.W Arnold, PhD, MPH, CLC
Elyse M. Blair, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763735777
  • ISBN-10:0763735779
  • Paperback    147 pages      © 2006
Price: $105.95 US List
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Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation: A Guide for the Practitioner, Second Edition  explores the characteristics of breastfeeding problems that can be seen, heard, or observed, and allows the assessor to distinguish between breastfeeding problems and actual medical issues. 

 

This text is designed for healthcare professionals who are responsible for constructing a comprehensive process for determining the breastfeeding status of mothers and infants. While past experience can provide some direction for exploration, a thorough assessment demands detailed examination of the unique aspects of the new situation. Assessors must individually tailor their approach depending on the circumstances; this text offers appropriate solutions to various potential issues.

 

The Second Edition of Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding includes extensive new colored pictures and diagrams, as well as additional key information on the challenges of breastfeeding a premature infant. 

Section 1 - Assessing Breastfeeding
Chapter 1 Breastfeeding Dimensions

Chapter 2 Optimal Breastfeeding Dynamics
Chapter 3 Assessing a Problem Feeding

 

Section 2 – Assessing the Infant
Chapter 4 Optimal Breastfeeding: The Infant’s Role

Chapter 5 Behavior Assessment of the Infant in Relation to Suboptimal Breastfeeding

Section 3 – Assessing the Mother
Chapter 6 Optimal Breastfeeding: The Mother’s Role
Chapter 7 Possible Anomalies Related to the Breastfeeding Mother

 

Section 4 – Artifacts and Documentation

Chapter 8 Consideration of Artifacts in the Breastfeeding Assessment

Chapter 9 Creating Documentation

 

Appendix A: Estimating Milk Transfer
Appendix B: Technique for Manual Expression of Milk

Appendix C: Glossary

 


Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, FAAN, IBCLC, ANLC-The Healthy Children Project, The Center for Breastfeeding, Massachusetts

Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, FAAN, IBCLC is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker, researcher and educator and faculty member of the Healthy Children 2000 Project, Inc. She convened Baby-Friendly USA, implementing the UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the US, was a visiting professor and program chair of the Health Communications Department of Emerson College, and is an adjunct professor at the Union Institute and University. Dr. Cadwell served on the IBLCE Panel of Experts to develop the first certification exam. Her extensive clinical experience includes hospital and community practice, and she continues to counsel nursing mothers on Cape Cod. Dr. Cadwell is the author of numerous books and articles including Maternal and Infant Assessment for the Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, and Reclaiming Breastfeeding for the US, was awarded the designation IBCLC in 1985 for "significant contribution to the fild" and has since recertified.

 

 

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Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC-Healthy Children Project, Inc., Center for Breastfeeding, Massachusetts

Cynthia Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC is a national coordinator of Baby-Friendly USA. She has extensive experience as a breastfeeding educator in WIC and other Maternal Child Health programs, and continues to counsel nursing mothers on Cape Cod. Cindy is a delegate to the breastfeeding coalitions on the local, state, and national level, including the US Breastfeeding Committee. A faculty member of the Healthy Children Project, and adjunct faculty of The Union Institute & University, Cindy is also an author of numerous publications, including Case Studies in Breastfeeding.

Barbara O'Connor, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC

Barbara O’Connor, RN, BSN, IBCLC holds degrees in nursing and elementary education. She has worked in a variety of settings as a newborn nursery nurse, school nurse, HIV/AIDS educator and WIC Coordinator. Barbara is active in several task forces. She was a member of the first International People to People Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Delegations to Russia, Romania and Cuba.

Anna Cadwell Blair, PhD, CLC

Anna Blair, PhD, CLC, has focused her work primarily on evidence-based practice, ethics and teamwork with maternal and child health in the area of community and hospital based workgroups and task forces. Her masters degree is in Organizational Behavior. Anna is a doctoral student studying Health Communications at the Union Institute. She was one of the world-wide coordinators for the GLOPAR project. She is the co-author of Toward Evidence Based Breastfeeding Practice.

Lois D.W Arnold, PhD, MPH, CLC

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Elyse M. Blair, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC