Helps you make appropriate drug recommendations, treat conditions associated with breastfeeding, and provide thoughtful guidance to the breastfeeding mother according to her circumstances, problems, and lifestyle.
Includes numerous charts and tables throughout, with an emphasis on the scientific, chemical, and physiological underpinnings of breastfeeding. Appendices contain additional charts and tables, including the complete collection of clinical protocols on breastfeeding and human milk from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Features new chapters on breast conditions and their management in the breastfeeding mother, breastfeeding and chest-feeding for LGBTQ+ families, breastfeeding during disasters, and establishing a breastfeeding practice or academic department.
Provides significant updates on physiology and biochemistry of lactation; medications and herbal preparations in breast milk; transmission of infectious disease through breast milk; allergy and its relationship with breastfeeding, exposure, and avoidance; premature infants and breastfeeding; and practical management of the mother-infant nursing couple.
Offers authoritative and fresh perspectives from new associate editors: neonatologist Dr. Larry Noble, obstetrician Dr. Alison Stuebe, and pediatrician and lactation specialist Dr. Casey Rosen-Carole.
Covers patient-centered counseling, the cellular composition of human breast milk, microbiota of the breast and human milk, and the multifunctional roles of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs).
Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Table of Contents
Breastfeeding in a New Era
2. Anatomy of the Breast
3. Physiology of Lactation
4. Biochemistry of Human Milk
5. Host-Resistance Factors and Immunologic Significance of Human Milk
6. Population Health and Informed Feeding Decisions
7. Practical Management of the Nursing "Dyad"
8. Maternal Nutrition and Supplements for Mother and Infant
10. Normal Growth, Growth Faltering, and Obesity in Breastfed Infants
11. Medications, Herbal Preparations and Natural Products in Breast Milk
12. Transmission of Infectious Disease Through Breast Milk and Breastfeeding
13. Breastfeeding Infants with Problems
14. Premature Infants and Breastfeeding
15. Medical Complications of Mothers
16. Breast Conditions in the Breastfeeding Mother
17. Human Milk and Atopic Disease
18. Breastfeeding and Return to Work or School
19. Induced Lactation and Relactation (Including Nursing an Adopted Baby) and Cross-Nursing
20. Chestfeeding and Lactation Care for LGBTQ+ Families
21. Reproductive Function During Lactation
22. The Collection and Storage of Human Milk and Human Milk Banking
23. Infant Feeding After a Disasters
24. Establishing a Breastfeeding Medicine Practice or Academic Department
25. Breastfeeding Support Groups and Community Resources
26. Educating and Training the Medical Profession