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Annotated Bibliography of Professional, Technical and Advocacy Books

Akre, James
THE PROBLEM WITH BREASTFEEDING
Hale, 2006

Join author James Akre as he provides a fresh perspective on how ignorance, society, big business, culture, and the media create problems with breastfeeding. 

Altman, Denise
CLINICS IN HUMAN LACTATION: History & Assessment, It's All in the Details
Hale Publishing, 2008

The author provides an overview of the information that needs to be compiled during the history taking part of the patient interview. Interview items such as cross cultural communication, documentation and charting methods, and unique situations that affect breastfeeding are featured. examples, case studies, and sample forms are provided.

Amin, Sarah
NURTURING THE FUTURE Our First Five Years
WABA, 1996

This history of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) documents its founding and first five years of activities in service of the promotion and protection of breastfeeding. Photographs and text illustrate the recent history of the global breastfeeding movement, including the role of La Leche League International. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Aug-Sept 1998.)

Auerbach, Kathleen
CURRENT ISSUES IN CLINICAL LACTATION 2002
Jones & Bartlett, 2002

Providing new insights on lactation science, this publication explores current lactation issues: effectives of a non-supportive culture, screening for alcohol consumprion of a mother, and patients' perceptions of providers's views on breastfeeding.

Auerbach, Kathleen & Jan Riordan
CLINICAL LACTATION: A Visual Guide
Jones & Bartlett, 2000

A compilation of color photographs which document breast physiology, genetic anomalies and trauma due to disease, allergy, and mechanical damage to the breast. For the reader with a desire for advanced knowledge of breast anatomy. Also includes critical thinking activities.
(Reviewed in Leaven, Apr-May 2000.)

Baumslag, Naomi & Dia Michels
MILK, MONEY & MADNESS
Bergin & Garvey, 1995

The authors review the history, culture, biology and politics of breastfeeding, and clearly distinguish fact from fiction. They argue for a woman's right to breastfeed without interference and point out that breastfeeding is a focal point of infant health and a vital aspect of motherhood. This book explores the risks of choosing formula-feeding and will help mothers make an informed choice.(Reviewed in LEAVEN, Dec 1998-Jan 1999.)

Biancuzzo, Marie
BREASTFEEDING THE NEWBORN: Clinical Strategies for Nurses
Mosby, 2003

This book is intended for the health care provider who works with postpartum couples and who can benefit from proper breastfeeding management techniques. Situations that are covered range from breastfeeding for healthy mothers and babies to providing human milk when mother and baby are separated. Tables, graphs, information boxes, and "real-life" scenarios enrich the text with interesting facts and explanations.

Black, Rebecca, Leasa Jarman & Jan Simpson
LACTATION SPECIALIST SELF-STUDY SERIES
Jones & Bartlett, 1998

These four study modules can be used separately or as a set to review current standards of practice or to study for the certification exam. Each module takes on a different topic relating to breastfeeding, making it easy to study by offering review questions at the beginning and end of each chapter. This series includes The Support of Breastfeeding, The Process of Breastfeeding, The Science of Breastfeeding, and The Management of Breastfeeding.

Bolton, Robert
PEOPLE SKILLS: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others and Resolve Conflicts.
Simon & Schuster, 1986

With descriptions of common communication barriers, guidelines for improved listening, methods for developing assertiveness, conflict management and collaborative problem solving, this is an excellent resource for anyone interested in enhancing their human relationships through improved communication skills. It is especially useful for Leaders providing mother-to-mother support and is used as a training reference by the LLLI Human Relations Enrichment Department.

BREASTFEEDING: TERMS, TECHNIQUES, PROBLEM SOLVING
Childbirth Graphics

This simple, illustrated glossary is a guide to basic breastfeeding terms in seven different languages.

Briggs et al.
DRUGS IN PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Williams & Wilkins, 6th ed., 2001

This fifth edition of this complete resource on drugs and their effect on nursing infants reviews over 800 types of drugs. This all-inclusive yet concise book is an invaluable resource for any health provider who counsels pregnant and nursing mothers. (Second edition reviewed in LEAVEN Nov-Dec 1989)

Buescher, E. Stephen & Susan W. Hatcher
BREASTFEEDING AND DISEASES: A Reference Guide
Hale Publishing, 2008

In this book, the authors describe common diseases that mothers and babies may have, discuss how each disease is usually treated, explain how breastfeeding may help the disease, and provide a general summary about whether or not breastfeeding is recommended if the mother or child has the disease. If you counsel pregnant or breastfeeding moms, Breastfeeding and Diseases is the perfect addition to your resource library.

Cadwell, Karin
RECLAIMING BREASTFEEDING FOR THE UNITED STATES: Protection, Promotion, and Support
Jones and Bartlett, 2002

This book provides an international policy perspective on the progress that has been made toward reclaiming breastfeeding as the cultural norm in the United States. Also discusses the steps to be completed while reengineering US health services to view breastfeeding as a key strategy in reducing costs and improving health. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Feb-March 2003).

Cadwell, Karin, et al.
MATERNAL AND INFANT ASSESSMENT FOR BREASTFEEDING AND HUMAN LACTATION: A Guide for the Practitioner
Jones and Bartlett, 2006

Since breastfeeding integrates maternal and infant components, this book offers guidelines for assessing mother and child, both separately and together, in order to achieve an understanding of the physical and behavioral contributions to the breastfeeding relationship of the mother and infant.

Cadwell, Karin, PhD, RN, IBCLC & Cindy Truner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC
BREASTFEEDING A-Z: Terminology and Telephone Triage
Jones and Bartlett, 2006

This book is ideal for anyone working in women's health and ansewring breastfeeding questions over the phone.  Common topics such as breast pain, engorgement, and milk supply are discussed and an encyclopedia of terms and medical terminology is included.

Cadwell, Karin, PhD, RN, IBCLC & Cindy Truner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC
CASE STUDIES IN BREASTFEEDING: Problem Solving Skills and Strategies
Jones and Bartlett, 2004

This book is a useful resource that combines logic, wisdom, and theory toprovide a deeper understanding of how to meet the needs of the breastfeedingmother and baby. Includes detailed case studies that will increase the practitioner's knowledge about managing all types of breastfeeding situations.

Cadwell, Karin, PhD, RN, IBCLC & Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC
CONTINUITY OF CARE IN BREASTFEEDING: Best Practices in the Maternity Setting
Jones and Bartlett, 2008

The focus of this book is on quality and continuity of care featuring management issues, as well as policies and procedures that support patient-centered care.

Cadwell, Karin & Cindy Turner-Maffei
POCKET GUIDE FOR LACTATION MANAGEMENT
Jones and Bartlett, 2007

This compact reference is organized by topic and complete with charts, tables, illustrations, and references. The authors provide information on a variety of issues commonly encountered by professionals working with lactating and breastfeeding mothers, making it a handy resource in many counseling situations.

Coates, Mary-Margaret
LACTATION CONSULTANT'S TOPICAL REVIEW & BIBLIOGRAPHY
LLLI, 1990

Forty-five chapters outline a wide range of information for breastfeeding counselors and health professionals. Chapters include the biochemistry of human milk, the management of early lactation, contraception, drugs, toxins, and much more. Subheading, cross-referencing, and an index make it easy to identify citations.

Francis, Solveig
THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS
Crossroads, 2002

Breastfeeding is on the rise worldwide, but the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk substitutes is undermined and ignored throughout the world. How are corporations sabotaging breastfeeding and what can be done to stop them? How is the AIDS epidemic being used to undermine breastfeeding? This book is a wake-up call that will change your perception of breastfeeding on an international level.

Hale, Thomas
MEDICATIONS AND MOTHERS' MILK, 2008
Pharmasoft, 13th ed., 2008

This must-have comprehensive reference details the impact of currently used medications on breastfeeding mothers and infants. Written by renowned clinical pharmacologist, Dr. Thomas W. Hale, this thousand plus page book is packed with information on more than 868 drugs, vaccines, vitamins, viral syndromes and other substances. New in this edition are: over 127 new drugs; an appendix covering birth control medications; and an appendix covering radiocontrast agents. Appropriate for Leader Reference, not Group Libraries.

Hale, Thomas and Ghia McAfee
A MEDICATION GUIDE FOR BREASTFEEDING MOMS
Pharmasoft, 2005

This resource offers basic information that mothers can understand. Using the latest research to rate the safety of each drug, the authors provide easy-to-understand explanations of how drugs enter human milk and possible side effects. Common herbs for breastfeeding mothers, recreational drugs, and some medical conditions are also discussed.

Hansen, Lars
IMMUNOBIOLOGY OF HUMAN MILK: How Breastfeeding Protects Infants
Pharmasoft Publishing, 2004

In this unique resource, the biology of the immune components in human milk and how they protect the breastfed infant is explained. The author, a renowned researcher in this field for almost 50 years, addresses bacterial colonization of the newborn, protection against disease that is provided by breastfeeding, infectious agents in human milk and their impact on breastfeeding, and much more. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Aug-Sept 2005.)

Hausman, Bernice
MOTHER'S MILK: Breastfeeding Controversies in American Culture
Routledge, 2003

An academic study, Mother's Milk explores the negative portrayal of breastfeeding in the US and the way that breastfeeding is promoted. Critical and thought-provoking, this book is for anyone interested in cultural studies, feminism and advocacy. Written by a breastfeeding mother, this book engages a balanced discussion on La Leche League, and notes the fundamental importance of advocates and feminists alike of striving to ensure that breastfeeding is the norm and the right of all mothers regardless of race and class. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Feb-March 2005.)

Henschel Dora, Sally Inch
BREASTFEEDING: A Guide for Midwives
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2nd ed., 2002

Suitable for all healthcare professionals who support women immediately after birth, this British book advocates for building the mother's self-esteem as a way of empowering her to breastfeed. It challenges many aspects of standard hospital practice which can interfere with breastfeeding, and promotes a more baby-friendly model of care. Written in short, easy to read sections. Readers should consult LLLI publications for the most up-to-date information on breastfeeding and breast anatomy.

Humphrey, Sheila
THE NURSING MOTHER’S HERBAL
Fairview Press, 2003

The Nursing Mother's Herbal is a long-awaited, comprehensive book that addresses nearly all aspects of breastfeeding, artfully weaving in ways that herbs and natural remedies can benefit or harm the nursing mother. Written in a warm, engaging, intelligent, reassuring manner, this book is well-researched and highly accurate in its information about breastfeeding and the use of herbs and natural remedies. Although it is written directly to the nursing mother, Leaders and health care professionals will also benefit tremendously from this rare lactation resource. Prescription of specific remedies goes beyond a Leader’s realm; mothers should consult with a qualified practitioner.

Institute Of Medicine
NUTRITION DURING LACTATION
National Academy Press, 1991

Provides a detailed review of the effects of breastfeeding on a mother's health, and of her nutrition on the quality and quantity of her milk. It includes information on the possible risk of transferring diseases, toxins, and viruses (including the HIV virus) via breastfeeding, and discusses the effects of cigarette, drug, and alcohol use. Also includes detailed references and abstracted studies on breastfeeding.

Institute of Medicine
NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY AND LACTATION: An Implementation Guide
National Academy Press, 1992

This guide is a practical, easy-to-use tool for health care providers who care for women in the preconception, prenatal, or postpartum periods. It includes weight gain charts, a body mass index, and clinical care outlines.

Johnsen, Claudia Rachel
MOMS, BABIES AND BREASTFEEDING
1st Books, 2004

Adapted from the author's doctoral dissertation, this book examines why some women continue to breastfeed despite facing various problems. Based on a qualitative study of resiliency in low-income breastfeeding mothers, this book features fourteen narratives that show the problems faced by the mothers, the support they received and why they persevered. The book highlights the importance of motivation and effective support, rather than providing any practical solutions and will be of interest to anyone supporting breastfeeding mothers.

Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen
CLINICS IN HUMAN LACTATION: Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Depression in New Mothers
Hale Publishing, 2008

In this book, the author describes various non-drug treatment modalities being used to treat depression. In most cases, the non-drug treatments are as effective as medications with far fewer side effects. Dr. Kendall-Tackett summarizes current research and provides an evidence base for each treatment modality and how it impacts breastfeeding.

Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen
DEPRESSION IN NEW MOTHERS: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment
Hayworth, 2005

This book is the updated edition of Kathleen Kendall-Tackett's 1993 classic, Postpartum Depression. It provides a comprehensive approach to treating depression in the new mother in ways that are compatible with breastfeeding. A must read for every breastfeeding professional.

Kroeger, Mary, Linda J Smith
IMPACT OF BIRTHING PRACTICES ON BREASTFEEDING: Protecting the Mother and Baby Continuum
Jones and Bartlett, 2004

This book examines the bond between human mothers and their newborns from the perspective of labor, birth and breastfeeding. I deal for all those who help breastfeeding mothers, the authors discuss labor interventions and how they affect mothers and newborns, and stress the importance of keeping childbirth as natural as possible so that mothers and newborns are ready to optimally breastfeed.

LEADER'S HANDBOOK
LLLI, 4th rev. ed. 2003

Contains all the information a Leader needs to represent La Leche League. Includes tips and information on leading Series Meetings, managing an LLL Group, and using Leader resources. Up-to-date and easy to use.

Lang, Sandra
BREASTFEEDING SPECIAL CARE BABIES
Balliere Tindall, 2nd ed., 2002

A complete guide to life with a baby who needs special care in the hospital. It begins with a discussion of why breast milk is so important for these babies and covers what both mothers and babies experience during the hospital stay, including solutions to many common problems. It is well-indexed and very helpful to anyone supporting a mother and her child in a special care situation. (First edition reviewed in LEAVEN, Oct-Nov 2000).

Lauwers, Judith
QUICK REFERENCE FOR THE LACTATION PROFESSIONAL
Jones & Bartlett, 2008

This reference guide provides the lactation professional rapid access to critical information when working with breastfeeding mothers. Each chapter includes: learning objectives, clinical guidelines, and questions to ask the mother.

Lauwers, Judith and Debbie Shinske
COUNSELING THE NURSING MOTHER: A Lactation Consultant's Guide
Jones & Bartlett, 4th ed., 2005

Extensive information on counseling skills and breastfeeding management. Appropriate for lactation consultants and others learning about how to help breastfeeding mothers.

Lawrence, Ruth& Robert Lawrence
BREASTFEEDING: A Guide for the Medical Profession
Mosby, 6th ed., 2005

This reference book includes research findings related to the 1991 Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative of WHO and UNICEF, information on mother/baby bonding, as well as management techniques for handing breastfeeding in adverse conditions, advances in biochemical, nutritional, and immunologic aspects of human lactation, up-to-date information on drugs in human milk, and more. It remains one of the most comprehensive breastfeeding resources available.

Leu, Lucy
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION: A Companion Workbook
Puddledancer Press, 2003

Ms. Leu is a certified instructor with Marshall Rosenberg's Center for Nonviolent Communication. This workbook is a practical counterpart to Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life and will benefit professionals and parents who wish to incorporate NVC into their daily lives

Maher, Susan
Overview of Solutions to Breastfeeding & Sucking Problems
LLLI, 1994

This small but comprehensive guide includes references and outlines the steps needed to assess and solve the more challenging cases of nipple soreness, breast problems, and ineffective suck.  Detailed reference bibliography and user-friendly index provided. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Sep-Oct 1998.)

Merewood, Anne and Phillip, Barbara
BREASTFEEDING CONDITIONS AND DISEASES
Pharmasoft, 2001

A comprehensive reference guide that addresses issues surrounding breastfeeding in medically complicated situations, this book explores a wide variety of information from the common cold to Sheehan's syndrome. Breastfeeding Conditions and Diseases also includes suggestions on how to help breastfeeding mothers in difficult situations, fully referenced data, up-to-date research on human milk and breastfeeding, and background information on medical conditions.

Michels, Dia, ed.
BREASTFEEDING ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL 2001
Platypus Media, 2001

Innovative anthology explores breastfeeding and its implications for healthy children and families at all income levels with discussions from many experts: researchers, lactation consultants, public health officials, and physicians. Breastfeeding issues include the cricial first few days of breastfeeding, sexuality, breast caancer, HIV and other infections, and the promotion of breastfeeding in a bottle-feeding culture.

Michels, Dia, Cynthia Mojab & Naomi Bromberg Bar-Yam
BREASTFEEDING AT A GLANCE
Platypus Media, 2001

This handy pamphlet gives much more than a quick look at breastfeeding! It includes an abundance of facts and figures on breastfeeding rates, legislation, and resources. Useful as a reference when preparing introductory talks on breastfeeding, planning a Series Meeting #1, writing letters to the editor, and so on. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Oct-Nov 2002).

Minchin, Maureen
BREASTFEEDING MATTERS: What We Need to Know About Infant Feeding
Alma, rev. ed., 1998
The 4th revised edition of this 1985 book on infant feeding from an Australian breastfeeding activist. It combines political commentary with breastfeeding management. There is research-based information on a full range of breastfeeding problems, together with an excellent section on the history and politics of infant feeding, including up-to-date information about the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). An extremely useful book for health professionals and all those interested in helping mothers to breastfeed.

Mohrbacher, Nancy & Julie Stock
BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK
LLLI, 3rd ed, 2003

The Breastfeeding Answer Book is the definitive resource for those who are dedicated to helping mothers breastfeed. Highlights of the third edition include new approaches to positioning and latch-on, information on the use of prescription and herbal medications to increase milk supply, illustrations of breast structure and how the breast functions as reflected in the research of Dr Peter Hartmann, and information on breastfeeding in emergency situations. This guidebook, which also explores controversial issues such as vitamin D supplementation of the breastfed baby and treatment options for damaged nipples, can be used with confidence to help mothers establish and enjoy a satisfying breastfeeding relationship with their babies.

Mohrbacher,Nancy
BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK POCKET GUIDE
LLLI, 2005

This handy reference is a necessity for anyone who counsels pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The in-depth information is easy to access during helping calls or in-person visits, while the broad scope makes the book a complete resource.

Newman, Jack & Teresa Pitman
THE LATCH AND OTHER KEYS TO BREASTFEEDING SUCCESS
Hale Publishing, 2006

Those who work in the field of human lactation see a variety of situations that may impede the breastfeeding relationship. The authors of this professional resource have assisted thousands of moms with breastfeeding issues. The techniques they present have worked consistently over the years—sometimes with dramatic results. Protocols, assessment guides, and a variety of pictures are included along with extensive references to help all health professionals as they work with the breastfeeding dyad.

Nice, Frank J.
NONPRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR THE BREASTFEEDING MOTHER
Hale Publishing, 2007

This reference will help breastfeeding moms make safe decisions regarding the use of common nonprescription medications. Complete, easy-to-read descriptions of more than 1400 medications and their relative risk to a breastfeeding mother make this a must for all breastfeeding mothers and the health care providers who work with them.

Odent, Michel
THE CAESAREAN
FAB, 2004

The Caesarean examines the physiological aspects of cesarean birth and the impact on human behavior, including lactation. This book offers a very detailed overview of the cesarean birth, including cesareans in history and mythology, the differences between in-labor, elective and emergency cesareans, when a c-section is absolutely necessary and ways in which the rate of cesarean deliveries can be reduced. In particular, Odent poses many questions on the implications for society and humanity as a whole if we continue to increase the rate of cesareans. A thought-provioking book for those that like to think about the bigger picture. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Apr-May 2005.)

Palmer,Gabrielle
THE POLITICS OF BREASTFEEDING
Rivers Oram Press, rev. ed., 2000

A fully revised, updated edition of this powerful complex book deals squarely with the breastfeeding versus bottle feeding controversy. The author, who has promoted breastfeeding for many years, explains that breastfeeding is much more than a matter of personal inclination and puts infant feeding into a historical and economic context.

Riordan, Jan
BREASTFEEDING AND HUMAN LACTATION
Jones & Bartlett, 3rd ed. 2005

Now in its third edition, this classic book has been updated to reflect new knowledge in the physiology of breastfeeding, milk supply, positioning, the management of breastfeeding, and the role of the lactation consultant. Issues the authors address include the sociocultural context of infant feeding; anatomy and biological imperatives; the prenatal, perinatal and postnatal periods; beyond postpartum; and contemporary issues.

Riordan, Jan and Kathleen Auerbach
POCKET GUIDE TO BREASTFEEDING AND HUMAN LACTATION
Jones & Bartlett, 2nd ed., 2001

The second edition of this small handbook covers such topics as maternal infections, birth control, breast lumps, and medications. Includes useful appendices such as a timeline of postpartum events and Spanish phrases. Recommends that babies under 6 months not be given whole cow's milk, whereas the AAP specifies 12 months.

Riordan, Jan & Kathleen Auerbach
RESOURCE GUIDE TO ACCOMPANY BREASTFEEDING AND HUMAN LACTATION
Jones & Bartlett, 1997

Written for the breastfeeding educator to use along with Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. Includes key concepts and learning activities for each chapter in the textbook. Also includes audiovisual and educational resources and an extensive set of camera-ready overhead masters which can be freely copied.

Riordan, Jan & Kathleen Auerbach
STUDY GUIDE FOR BREASTFEEDING AND HUMAN LACTATION
Jones & Bartlett, 3rd ed., 2005

A study guide for those preparing for certification. Includes chapter outlines and questions keyed to chapters in the newly revised companion textbook.

Rosenberg, Marshall
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION: A LANGUAGE OF LIFE
Puddle Dancer Press, rev. ed., 2003

This second edition takes an enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, other acquaintances, and oneself. The author addresses the importance of identifying and articulating feelings, such as hostility, and discusses how to break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression. Explained in detail, these nonviolent communication skills can be applied to all types of situations, including personal, professional, and political. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Oct-Nov 2004.)

Shinskie, Debbie and Judith Lauwers
POCKET GUIDE FOR COUNSELING THE NURSING MOTHER
Jones & Bartlett, 2002

Based on their lactation consultant reference, this book packs a tremendous amount of information in its small size. The bulleted list format makes it a handy reference for phone helping. In addition to detailed information on breastfeeding management and special situations, useful sections on labor and delivery practices that support early breastfeeding, infant feeding cues, and handling opposition to breastfeeding are included. The index is not very useful for finding specific information; however the "Special Subjects Table of Contents" provides page numbers for the common situations and frequently asked questions.

Siew, Susan
IMAGES OF BREASTFEEDING WORLDWIDE
WABA, 1999

A unique collection of black and white breastfeeding images from around the world compiled by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action for use by anyone interested in breastfeeding promotion or education. Many of the images are copyright-free and can be used in projects that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Simkin, Penny, and Phyllis Klaus
WHEN SURVIVORS GIVE BIRTH: Understanding the Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women
Classic Day Publishing, 2004

This guide, written for caregivers by two childbirth experts, offers thorough and authoritative resource for understanding and supporting abuse survivors through the perinatal period. When Survivors Give Birth is an essential tool for lactation consultants and anyone in a position of working with pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

Smith, Linda
COACH'S NOTEBOOK: Games and Strategies for Lactation Education
Jones & Bartlett, 2002

This book provides tried and tested games and activities for those who are teaching breastfeeding and human lactation. Each game includes goals, ideal audiences, times to play, and specific instructions. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Jun-Jul 2003.)

Smith, Linda
COMPREHENSIVE LACTATION CONSULTANT EXAM REVIEW
Jones & Bartlett, 2nd ed., 2001

Paralleling 13 of the content areas for the IBLCE examination, this review is idea for first-time exam takers and those seeking recertification, lactation specialists, nurses, childbirth educators, and dietitians. Features three sample exams, 240 clinical questions with pictures and rationales for each question, and a companion CD-ROM.

Smith, Linda
THE LACTATION CONSULTANT IN PRIVATE PRACTICE: The ABCs of Getting Started
Jones & Bartlett, 2003

A user-friendly guide to the lactation consultant profession offers information that will help the LC decide whether or not a private practice is right for her, then details all the necessary information for starting a practice in a step-by-step approach.

Steingraber, Sandra
HAVING FAITH
Perseus, 2001

The chronicle of a first-time mother combined with a scientist’s research into biology, chemistry, and environmental issues, Having Faith sparkles with humor about motherhood, balanced by the sobering information about the danger pollution poses to us and our children. A must-read for anyone concerned about breastfeeding and the environment.

Stuart-Macadam, Patricia & Katherine Dettwyler
BREASTFEEDING: Biocultural Perspectives
Aldine de Gruyter, 1995

The biological, cultural, medical and anthropological aspects of breastfeeding are explored by experts in their respective fields in order to encourage a more holistic view of the significance of breastfeeding. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Nov-Dec 1996.)

Trevathan, Wenda, E. O. Smith, James McKenna, eds.
EVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE
Oxford University, 1999

A collection of articles which examine a medical and health concerns from an evolutionary perspective. The age-old art of breastfeeding is firmly embedded in presumed commonalties of human history: we are our Stone Age ancestors. A good resource for attachment-parenting advocates who love footnotes.

UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA
FACTS FOR LIFE
UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA, rev. ed., 2002

This revised edition offers readers essential information about children's health issues. Presented in a straightforward, easy-to-understand format, this book draws health information from the world's most respected resources.

Vickers, Melissa
MOTHER-TO-MOTHER SUPPORT HANDBOOK
LLLI, 2001

This handbook helps mothers define the many aspects of mother-to-mother support including characteristics of counselors/facilitators; communication in support groups; one-on-one counseling; and the benefits involved. Available in English, French, and Spanish

WABA
THE BREASTFEEDING MOVEMENT: A SOURCEBOOK
WABA, 2003

This book is a useful resource that commemorates and inspires breastfeeding activism. In it, key documents -- speeches, statements, and articles -- that played a crucial role in the breastfeeding movement are presented. Current issues, such as tactics used by the formula industry to promote infant formula, breastfeeding and HIV, and extensive resources are also discussed.

Walker, Marsha
BREASTFEEDING MANAGEMENT FOR THE CLINICIAN: Using the Evidence
Jones and Bartlett, 2006

In this must-have resource, author Marsha Walker provides the latest theories and research in an evidence-based guide for managing breastfeeding and breastfeeding problems. Etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, care plans, and more are provided in a user-friendly format.

Walker, Marsha
CORE CURRICULUM FOR LACTATION CONSULTANT PRACTICE
Jones & Bartlett, 2002

Aids LCs in gaining knowledge, experience, and expertise to develop an effective study plan for certification. Based on the IBCLC exam blueprint, this curriculum provides a list of contributors who will give the aspiring consultant understanding in helping families benefit from the breastfeeding experience.

Walker, Marsha
SELLING OUT MOTHERS AND BABIES: Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes in the USA
NABA, 2002

A full-color, compelling guide to the WHO Code for any breastfeeding advocate. Includes a list of teh "consequences of not breastfeeding" in language that assumes breastfeeding is the norm. An appendix includes the complete text of the Code as drafted in 1981, along with all the reolutions that have amended the Code up to the date of publication. Extensive references are listed in alphabetical order for easy access.

Watson Genna, Catherine
SUPPORTING SUCKING SKILLS IN BREASTFEEDING INFANTS
Jones & Bartlett, 2007

A resource for any health care professional working with new mothers and infants, this book provides information and strategies needed to assist normal infant feeding. The author draws on clinical experiences and empirical evidence to help consolidate information in a usable framework for breastfeeding evaluation and support. Includes information for supporting and improving sucking skills in healthy infants and those with anatomical variations, developmental respiratory issues, prematurity, and mild neurological deficits.

West, Diana
CLINICS IN HUMAN LACTATION: Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Proceedures
Hale Publishing, 2008

For the professional who works with pregnant or breastfeeding mothers who have undergone breast or nipple procedures. Covers a variety of issues from predicting lactation capabilities after breast and nipple procedures, tissue healing, breastfeeding during chemotherapy, supplementation, and effective breastfeeding counseling for mothers who have undergone these procedures.

West, Diana
DEFINING YOUR OWN SUCCESS: Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction Surgery
LLLI, 2001

A first-of-a kind, this comprehensive resource explores the specific issues and breastfeeding management techniques essential for successful breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery. Written for mothers, but also an important resource for health care professionals, this book demonstrates that even a mother with a compromised milk supply can have a satisfying breastfeeding relationship with her baby. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Nov-Dec 2001.)

Wight, Nancy E., Jane Morton & Jae H. Kim
BEST MEDICINE: Human Milk in the NICU
Hale Publishing, 2008

As reflected throughout this book, current research confirms that human milk is important for the preterm infant in regards to host defense, gastrointestinal development, special nutrition, and neurodevelopmental outcome.

Wilson, Marlene
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Helping Others & Yourself through Volunteering
Volunteer Management Associates, 1990

Explains the art of volunteerism--how to get started, matching volunteer's talents to projects, new skills, how to accomplish more each day.

Wilson-Clay, Barbara & Kay Hoover
THE BREASTFEEDING ATLAS - Fourth Edition
LactNews, 2008

The fourth edition of The Breastfeeding Atlas contains the practical wisdom gleaned from over the authors' 40 years of combined experience. In their private practices, Barbara Wilson-Clay and Kay Hoover have encountered thousands of babies. Here are their stories told as case studies, illustrated with numerous color photographs. Carefully referenced, this is an invaluable book for students and for health professionals who assist breastfeeding mothers.

World Health Organization
KANGAROO MOTHER CARE: A Practical Guide
WHO, 2003

This manual is written for the lactation professional and those working with preterm or low birthweight babies. Kangaroo Mother Care details the importance and benefits of skin-to-skin contact for preterm infants while emphasizing exclusive breastfeeding and ongoing support of the infant's parents.

 

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