Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice, Third Edition is now available as a CourseSmart eBook. Developed by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and edited by Rebecca Mannel, Patricia J. Martens, Marsha Walker, it is the essential guide to prepare for certification and practice as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Based on the most current evidence base for practice, it includes four new chapters:
- Normal Infant Behavior
- Change Management
- Developing and Managing a Hospital Lactation Service
- Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Child
New to this edition are figures of breast anatomy and infant suckling and sections on mentoring future lactation consultants, protecting against chronic disease for the lactating mother, and breastfeeding late preterm infants. Incorporated throughout is a new code of professional conduct for IBCLCs, updated photos, and references.
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