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Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians

Second Edition

Richard J. Schanler (editor) Nancy F. Krebs (editor)
Sharon B. Mass (editor)
American Academy of Pediatrics (author)
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
(author)

ISBN: 9781581108040

Publication Date: Dec 2013

Format: Paperback

Significantly revised and updated, this second edition provides physicians and other health professionals in all specialties with a concise reference on breastfeeding and human lactation. It is an essential one-stop guide to the latest and best in breastfeeding management, support, education, and advocacy.
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Significantly revised and updated, the new second edition provides physicians and other health professionals in all specialties with a concise reference on breastfeeding and human lactation.

The new Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians is an essential one-stop guide to the latest and best in breastfeeding management, support, education, and advocacy. Jointly developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), with additional critical review by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), it features contributions from distinguished experts.

Health professionals across your practice will use this convenient resource again and again as a quick-access clinical problem-solver and an efficient teaching and learning aid.

The second edition is replete with practice-focused advice based on frontline clinical experience and current research.

Topics include:
  • Anatomy and lactation physiology
  • Breastfeeding benefits
  • Management and support how-to's
  • Breastfeeding techniques
  • Lactation-support technology
  • Risk factors and contraindications
  • Feeding patterns
  • Relactation
  • Complementary feeding
  • Medication issues
  • Contraception issues
  • Nursing refusal
  • Insufficient milk syndrome
  • Weaning
  • Counselling recommendations
  • Breastfeeding resources
  • And more!
New to the second edition are:
  • All-new chapters: The unique benefits of breastmilk for preterm infants; breastfeeding issues during disasters.
  • Expanded how-to's for a breastfeeding-friendly office environment.
  • The latest AAP and ACOG policies.
  • Revised preventive healthcare checklists.
  • Coverage of recent national initiatives: 2011 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding; Updated Healthy People 2020 targets for breastfeeding; provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that promote and support breastfeeding.
Illustrations 33 illustrations
Pages 320
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 2013
Publisher American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Subject/s Paediatric medicine   Paediatric nursing   Materno-fetal medicine  
  • Preface
  • 1 The Scope of Breastfeeding
  • 2 Rationale for Breastfeeding: Benefits to Infants, Mothers, and Society
  • 3 Composition of Human Milk
  • 4 Anatomy and Physiology of Lactation
  • 5 Breastfeeding: Management Before and After Conception
  • 6 Peripartum Care: The Transition to Lactation
  • 7 Breastfeeding in the Hospital: The Postpartum Period
  • 8 Maintenance of Breastfeeding–The Infant
  • 9 Maintenance of Breastfeeding–The Mother
  • 10 Supporting Breastfeeding During Mother-Infant Separation
  • 11 Lactation Support Technology
  • 12 Medications and Breastfeeding
  • 13 Contraception and the Breastfeeding Mother
  • 14 Breastfeeding and Human Milk for Preterm Infants
  • 15 Breastfeeding in Special Circumstances
  • 16 Who Can and Who Cannot Breastfeed?
  • 17 The Breastfeeding-Friendly Medical Office
  • 18 Breastfeeding Issues During Diabetes
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C
  • Appendix D
  • Appendix E
  • Appendix F
  • Index
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.

Dr. Richard J. Schanler, MD, FAAP, FABM, is the Director of Neonatal Services at Cohen Children's Medical Center and Northwell Health in Long Island, New York. He also serves as Program Director for the Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and Research Investigator at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research of Northwell Health. 
 
Nutrition in the NICU is his major research and clinical interest. He has conducted studies focused on the effects human milk on the recipient premature infant and the how processing affects the composition of human milk. He has over 100 publications in this area. 
 
Dr. Schanler is a member of the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a former President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation. He was a past Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding and is the Senior Editor of the AAP/ACOG Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians, now in its third edition.

Sharon B. Mass, MD, FACOG, FABM, is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist in private practice in Morristown, NJ, and serves as the Medical Student Clerkship Director for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morristown Medical Center.  She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, received her Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical College, and completed her residency in OB-GYN at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 

Dr Mass has held local, regional and national leadership positions in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for more than 25 years.She currently serves as the District III Treasurer, is a member of the Breastfeeding Expert Work Group, and represents ACOG on the United States Breastfeeding Committee and as an Editor of the AAP/ACOG Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians, now in its third edition.
 
Dr Mass has been invited to speak about her expertise on women's health, breastfeeding, and breast imaging at numerous medical centers around the country and is frequently quoted in the media on these and other topics. In her practice, Dr Mass enjoys taking care of women of all ages, from adolescence through menopause, and managing both high- and low-risk pregnancies. Dr Mass has repeatedly been named as a 'Top Doctor' in New Jersey Monthly magazine.

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