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Breastfeeding : a guide for the medical profession

Author: Ruth A Lawrence; Robert M Lawrence
Publisher: Maryland Heights, Mo. : Mosby/Elsevier, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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Breastfeeding is a comprehensive reference that provides basic science information as well as practical applications. Dr. Ruth Lawrence-a pioneer in the field of human lactation-covers the uses of certain drugs in lactating women, infectious diseases related to lactation, the latest Australian research on anatomy and physiology, and much more. Effectively manage the use of medications during lactation thanks to an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth A Lawrence; Robert M Lawrence
ISBN: 9781437707885 1437707882
OCLC Number: 655619102
Description: xiii, 1114 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Breastfeeding in modern medicine --
Anatomy of the human breast --
Physiology of lactation --
Biochemistry of human milk --
Host-resistance factors and immunologic significance of human milk --
Psychological impact of breastfeeding --
Facilitating an informed decision about breastfeeding --
Practical management of the mother-infant nursing couple --
Maternal nutrition and supplements for mother and infant --
Weaning : timing and techniques --
Normal growth, failure to thrive, and obesity in breastfed infant --
Medications, herbal preparations, and natural products in breast milk --
Transmission of infectious diseases through breast milk and breastfeeding --
Breastfeeding infants with problems --
Premature infants and breastfeeding --
Medical complications of the mother --
Human milk as a prophylaxis --
Employment and away from home activities while breastfeeding --
Induced lactation and relactation (including nursing the adopted baby) and cross-nursing --
Reproductive function during lactation --
The collection and storage of human milk and human milk banking --
Breastfeeding support groups and community resources --
Educating and training the medical professional.
Responsibility: Ruth A. Lawrence, Robert M. Lawrence.

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