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Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Enhanced Fifth Edition continues as the leading reference for the latest clinical techniques and research findings that direct evidence-based clinical practice for lactation consultants and specialists. Thoroughly updated and revised with current research, references, and photos, it contains a clear clinical focus with more than 2,000 research studies supporting the clinical recommendations found in the text.
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, and sociocultural issues.
With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fifth Edition is also an excellent resource to prepare for certification and practice as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Section One Historical And Work Perspectives
1 The Lactation Specialist
2 Tides in Breastfeeding Practice
Section 2 Anatomical And Biological Imperatives
3 Anatomy and Physiology
4 Biological Specificity of Breastmilk
5 Drugs and Breastfeeding
6 Viruses in Human Milk
Section Three Prenatal, Perinatal and Postnatal Periods
7 Perinatal and Intrapartum Care
8 Postpartum Care
9 Breast-Related Problems
10 Slow Weight Gain
12 Breast Pumps and Technologies
13 Breastfeeding the Preterm Infant
14 Milk Banking
Section Four Beyond Postpartum
15 Women’s Health & Breastfeeding
16 Maternal Employment and Breastfeeding
17 Child Health
18 The Ill Child: Breastfeeding Implications
19 Infant Assessment
Section Five Sociocultural Issues
21 Breastfeeding Education
22 Cultural Context of Breastfeeding
23 The Familial and Social Context of Breastfeeding
Karen Wambach, PhD, RN, IBCLC, FILCA-University of Kansas School of Nursing
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284071160
Jan Riordan, EdD, RN, IBCLC, FAAN-Wichita State University College of Nursing, Wichita, Kansas
Jan Riordan, author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant on breastfeeding is a Professor of Nursing at Wichita State University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a La Leche League Leader, and a practicing IBLCE certified lactation consultant. A member of La Leche League, International Health Advisory Council, Dr. Riordan has served on International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and as a Chair of the Research Committee for the International Lactation Consultant Association.