Jones & Bartlett Learning Wins 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award

Lauwers-cover-updated with AJN sealWe are so proud to announce that Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide, Sixth Edition by Judith Lauwers and Anna Swisher was just awarded second place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Awards Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing category. For more than 40 years, the American Journal of Nursing has released an annual list of the best in nursing publishing. Encompassing a wide-range of categories, the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Awards recognize the most valuable texts published between August 2014 and August 2015.

“Jones & Bartlett Learning is truly honored to accept this 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award. To be granted this distinction within the Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing category is especially meaningful given our longstanding and devoted work in the areas of women’s health, midwifery, breastfeeding, and lactation. We applaud the dedication of our authors in maintaining this seminal work through its six editions and we extend our congratulations to both the authors and our publishing team.” – Amanda Martin, Executive Editor, Jones & Bartlett Learning

Written from a teaching perspective, Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide, Sixth Edition presents topics within a counseling framework with practical suggestions and evidence-based information interwoven throughout. Completely updated and revised, it includes new research on milk composition, the importance of the gut microbiome and skin-to-skin care, Affordable Care Act changes, and the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization for breastfeeding with HIV. Also explored and expanded are discussions on cultural competence, working effectively and sensitively with LGBTQ families, addressing disparities in health equity, milk banking issues, and social media trends for lactation information and support.

What else makes the Sixth Edition special?

  • Serves as a significant teaching tool for students, interns, and other healthcare professionals
  • Contains an extensive glossary and bulleted lists at the end of each chapter
  • Ideal study guide for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and practice
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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