Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Second Edition is an evidence-based guide that provides current and relevant information on breastfeeding and lactation blended with clinical suggestions for best outcomes. This essential reference provides a research-based approach to breastfeeding care by including literature reviews while covering the incidence, etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, and clinical algorithms.
Completely updated and revised, the Second Edition includes hundreds of new references and expanded resources at the end of each chapter. What’s more, it provides new information on the anatomy of the nipple, original concepts on breastfeeding management such as biologic nurturing and ventral positioning, the latest research on sucking mechanics of infants, and a section on the late pre-term baby.
Table of Contents
Publisher’s Note to the Reader
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Influence of the Biospecificity of Human Milk
Chapter 2 Influence of the Maternal Anatomy and Physiology on Lactation
Chapter 3 Influence of the Infant’s Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 4 Influence of Peripartum Factors, Birthing Practices, and Early Caretaking Behaviors
Chapter 5 The First 24–48 Hours: Common Challenges
Chapter 6 Beyond the Initial 48–72 Hours: Infant Challenges
Chapter 7 Physical, Medical, and Environmental-Related Problems and Issues
Chapter 8 Maternal Pathology: Breast and Nipple Issues
Chapter 9 Physical, Medical, Emotional, and Environmental Challenges to the Breastfeeding
About the Author(s)
Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC-Executive Director, National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy
Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC. Marsha is a registered nurse and international board certified lactation consultant. She has been assisting breastfeeding families in hospital, clinic, and home settings since 1976. Marsha is the executive director of the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy: Research, Education, and Legal Branch (NABA REAL). As such, she advocates for breastfeeding at the state and federal levels. She served as a vice president of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) from 1990-1994 and in 1999 as president of ILCA. She is a board member of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition and Baby Friendly USA, ILCA’s representative to the USDA’s Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium, and NABA REAL’s representative to the US Breastfeeding Committee. Marsha is an international speaker, and an author of numerous publications including ones on the hazards of infant formula use, Code issues in the US, and Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence.