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The 10th Step and Beyond: Mother Support for Breastfeeding
This is a highly readable and encouraging introduction to the topic. It is filled with practical advice. You will find solutions to problems large and small, The book shows that mother support is not just about providing mother- to-mother breastfeeding support, it is also about all of us working together to support the breastfeeding mother and make breastfeeding the normal way to feed a baby. This book will give you ideas about tried-and-true methods of support that can be adapted in your community to better support breastfeeding moms and help you plan for pitfalls that can cause your program to fail.
Authors: Virginia Thorley and Melissa Clark Vickers
This is a highly readable and encouraging introduction to the topic. It is filled with practical advice. You will find solutions to problems large and small, as well as topics ranging from sore nipples to the feeding of a premature baby. The book also provides a fascinating insight into the checkered history of breastfeeding from ancient times to the present. Why was it that in the past healthy well-to-do women so often entrusted their precious infants to the care of professional wet nurses? What led generations of physicians to draw up rules that made it impossible for many mothers to breastfeed? And how and why did science and common sense triumph in the end
Authors: Elisabet Helsing and Anna-Pia Häggkvist
Infant and young child feeding. Model Chapter for textbooks for medical students and allied health professionals.
Optimal infant and young child feeding practices rank among the most effective interventions to improve child health. Unfortunately, it is often not well addressed in the basic training of doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals. The Model Chapter on Infant and Young Child Feeding produced by World Health Organisation (WHO), with scientific references which provide evidence and further information about specific points. It describes essential knowledge and basic skills that every health professional who works with mother and young children should master. The Model Chapter is intended for use in basic training of health professionals and can be used for textbooks for medical students and allied health professionals.
To obtain a printed copy, please contact WHO Press by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Guide for Helping Mothers
This book explains what you need to know about both cutting-edge and classic breastfeeding research to most effectively help mothers. The international studies described include those on birth practices and breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, laid-back breastfeeding, making milk, as well as on a wide range of unusual situations. Specific problem-solving strategies are included along with insights into the emotional dynamics at work.
Author: Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
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