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Author Lawrence, Ruth A., 1924-, author.
Title Breastfeeding [electronic resource] : a guide for the medical profession / Ruth A. Lawrence, Robert M. Lawrence.
Imprint Philadelphia, PA Elsevier, [2016]
©2016
Edition Eighth edition.
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Phys. Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The revolution in infant feeding -- Anatomy of the breast -- Physiology of lactation -- Biochemistry of human milk -- Host-resistance factors and immunologic significance of human milk -- Psychological impact of breastfeeding -- Benefits of breastfeeding for infants/making an informed decision -- Practical management of the mother-infant nursing couple -- Maternal nutrition and supplements for mother and infant -- Weaning -- Normal growth, failure to thrive, and obesity in breastfed infants -- 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 mothers -- 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.
Subject Breast Feeding.
Lactation.
Milk, Human.
Alt Author Lawrence, Robert M. (Robert Michael), 1951-, author.
ISBN 9780323394208
0323394205
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