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An Atlas of Diagnosis and Treatment


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Breastfeeding: An illustrated guide to diagnosis and treatment will help lactation consultants, midwives, maternal and child health nurses, medical practitioners and allied health professionals care for breastfeeding mothers and their children. Even after years of practice, health care practitioners will encounter extraordinary situations - and it is precisely then that specific expertise and understanding of breastfeeding issues is critical. Illustrated with over 200 images, this unique resource provides essential information about a vast range of breastfeeding situations: Basic principles of breastfeeding knowledge according to the most recent scientific findings, including breast anatomy and physiology, correct attachment, the milk ejection reflex and breastfeeding positions; Physiological causes of breastfeeding problems such as atypical breast shapes, nipple problems or pathological changes in the breast; Breastfeeding problems associated with the child including prematurity, disability, infection or neurological impairment; and Each full colour image is supported by text providing clear diagnosis and appropriate treatment techniques.

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Key Features

    • Medically approved equipment for lactation and feeding
    • A glossary of medical terms
    • An appendix of national and international breastfeeding
    • Associations
    • A CD containing all images within the text

Published Reviews

    “There is something for everyone in this publication; students, clinicians and educators alike. The CD with power point presentation included on the back cover of the book makes it an absolute winner. Whether your needs are for self-directed learning or classroom teaching, this package is one of the best value education resources I have come across for a long time.”
    Communique; the official newsletter of the Australian Society of Independent Midwives. Vol 22: 2008

    "The information is clearly and concisely written and is fully referenced. Every subject is illustrated by clear, high quality colour photographs."
    MIDIRS, June 2009

Author Information

    By Denise Both, Chief Editor, Lactation and Breastfeeding, European Association of Lactation Consultants; Breastfeeding and Lactation Consultant in Private Practice; and Kerri Frischknecht, Founder of the first lactation program in a Swiss Children's Hospital

Customer Reviews

  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 98 Pages
  • Imprint: Mosby Australia
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-3888-6
  • Copyright: 2008