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    Review: Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician, Fourth Edition by Marsha Walker is “an extensive volume of evidence-based information”

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 15, 2017 4:47:50 PM

    Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician, Fourth EditionIn a new review of Marsha Walker's Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition for Clinical Lactation, Heather D. Leopold, RN, LMT, writes that,

    “In a world where mothers are often pitted against each other, lactation is particularly contentious as breastfeeding experts, who may or may not be medical professionals, are steadily challenged about the validity of the information they present. We are often called names and told we should stop being so dogmatic. Many times, lactation specialists may not be able to put their finger on specific information they know to be true and instead scramble to find resources.

    Marsha Walker, well-respected nurse and lactation consultant, board member of Baby-Friendly USA and Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, has compiled an extensive volume of evidence-based information that puts to rest the argumentation.

    Lactation specialists often feel the coldness of presenting solid information to someone with a different understanding, but thankfully, this book pulls the most concerning topics together and provides us with excellent references so it is not ‘us against the world.’”

    Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition is an essential, practical, and award-winning reference guide for clinicians. Using a research-based approach, it includes literature reviews while covering incidence, etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, and clinical algorithms. With a focus on the practical application of evidence-based knowledge, this reference offers a problem-solving approach to help busy clinicians integrate the latest research into everyday clinical practice.

    • Completely updated and revised
    • Includes a new discussion of the vitally important newborn gut microbiome
    • Features new and more effective techniques for addressing breastfeeding barriers, new research, and the latest guidelines

    Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

    Topics: breastfeeding, lactation, nursing, Review, lactation, Marsha Walker, breastfeeding

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