Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians

Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians

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Provides physicians in all specialties with a concise reference on breastfeeding and human lactation. This handbook represents the collaborative efforts of the AAP and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, with additional critical review by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Enhance your awareness of the benefits and importance of breastfeeding and your knowledge of breastfeeding physiology and clinical practice with this excellent resource. Topics include benefits of breastfeeding, anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding, clinical management before and after conception, and breastfeeding maintenance. a€œAll health professionals, not just physicians, who care for pregnant women, mothers, babies, and new families should have a copy of Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians.a€ Diony Young, Birth, 2006;33:3.Direct observation of a breastfeeding may reveal improper latch, positioning, or inadequate infant effort. ... Although significant weight loss usually indicates a problem with milk supply and/or transfer of milk to the infant, weight loss ... Electronic infant scales are available that can accurately measure pre- and postfeeding weights to estimate the volume of milk ... It should be understood that these extra measures may contribute to the mothera#39;s feeling of inadequacy as opposed to lessanbsp;...

Title:Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians
Author:American Academy of Pediatrics
Publisher:Amer Academy of Pediatrics - 2006


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