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Counseling the Nursing Mother, Sixth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
A Lactation Consultant’s Guide

Author(s): Judith Lauwers, BA, IBCLC, FILCA
Anna Swisher, MBA, IBCLC
  • ISBN-13: 9781284052633
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     810 pages      © 2016
Price: $146.95 US List
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Awarded Second Place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Awards Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing Category!

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook.

Written from a teaching perspective, Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide, Sixth Edition presents topics within a counseling framework with practical suggestions and evidence-based information interwoven throughout. Completely updated and revised, it includes new research on milk composition, the importance of the gut microbiome and skin-to-skin care, Affordable Care Act changes, and the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization for breastfeeding with HIV. Also explored and expanded are discussions on cultural competence, working effectively and sensitively with LGBTQ families, addressing disparities in health equity, milk banking issues, and social media trends for lactation information and support.

Additionally, the Sixth Edition also serves as a significant teaching tool for students, interns, and other healthcare professionals. With an extensive glossary and bulleted lists at the end of each chapter, it is an ideal study guide for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and practice.

Applicable Courses

Human Lactation, Breastfeeding: Practice and Research in the WHNP program, Advanced Postpartum/Newborn

Part  1  Promotion and Support
Chapter  1  Breastfeeding Advocacy in the Modern World
Chapter  2  Lactation Consultants as Part of the Healthcare Team
Chapter  3  Sociological Perspective on Breastfeeding Support
Chapter  4  Empowering Women to Breastfeed
Chapter  5  Counseling Skills: Learning How to Help Mothers
Chapter  6  Client Consultations
Part  2  The Science of Lactation
Chapter  7  The Science of Lactation
Chapter  8  Maternal Health and Nutrition
Chapter  9  Health Factors in Lactation
Chapter  10  Use of Infant Formula
Chapter  11  Substances in Human Milk
Part  3  Prenatal through Postpartum
Chapter  12  Prenatal Considerations
Chapter  13  Hospital Practices that Support Breastfeeding
Chapter  14  Infant Assessment and Development
Chapter  15  Getting Breastfeeding Started
Chapter  16  Infant Attachment and Sucking
Chapter  17  Breastfeeding in the Early Weeks
Chapter  18  Breastfeeding Beyond the First Month
Chapter  19  Problems with Milk Production and Transfer
Part  4  Special Care
Chapter  20  Changes in the Family
Chapter  21  Special Counseling Circumstances
Chapter  22  Breastfeeding Techniques and Devices
Chapter  23  Temporary Breastfeeding Situations
Chapter  24  High-Risk Infants
Chapter  25  When Breastfeeding is Interrupted
Chapter  26  Long-Term Maternal and Infant Conditions
Part  5  Role of the IBCLC
Chapter  27  Professional Considerations
Chapter  28  Critical Reading and Review of Research
Chapter  29  Breastfeeding Promotion and Change

Judith Lauwers, BA, IBCLC, FILCA

Judith Lauwers, BA, IBCLC, FILCA, is a founding member of the International Lactation Consultant Association and served on the Panel of Experts for the first exam offered by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. She has been ILCA’s Education Coordinator since 2005 and held previous positions in ILCA as conference planner in 1989-1990 and on the board of directors in 1995-1996 and 2002-2004. Judi was cofounder and Executive Director of Breastfeeding Support Consultants from 1981 to 2004.

Anna Swisher, MBA, IBCLC

Anna Swisher, MBA, IBCLC, has maintained a private lactation consulting practice, Abundant Blessings, since 2002. She also works as a hospital lactation consultant, and has experience in the clinical area of human milk banking. Anna began helping breastfeeding mothers in 1995 as a La Leche League Leader. She is active in her local ILCA affiliate, Heart of Texas Lactation Consultants.

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