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    Judith Lauwers's Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition "is a wealth of knowledge"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 29, 2017 3:00:50 PM

    Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second EditionJudith Lauwers's Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition has received another rave review. Mechell R. Turner, MEd, CCH, CD, writes in Clinical Lactation that the portable size makes it easy to "fit into a large lab coat pocket [and it is] useful for a busy practitioner."

    She continues that,

    "The book comes in handy for dealing with difficult and advanced issues that require an interdisciplinary team effort. One chapter is dedicated to “Techniques and Devices.” Each product and technique is simply explained in a step by step process that shows best practice as well as those practices and devices that are ineffectual. There is a lot of common sense in the text.

    Lauwers defines good management, describes what makes a good consult, and outlines how to carry out the newborn and maternal assessments. Text boxes give effective tips, communications dos and don’ts, and use inclusive language for care providers and clients.

    The back of the book is a wealth of knowledge that makes the book worth the money and the read. It includes a summary of the International Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes; the World Health Organization growth charts; Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, documentation forms; 7% and 10% weight loss charts; and an English, French, and Spanish glossary."

    Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition is an easy-to-use resource for healthcare professionals working with breastfeeding women and their families. An invaluable tool for clinicians, educators, students, and interns, each chapter includes clinical management strategies, key clinical competencies, and tutorials that test comprehension and clinical application with short answer questions and counselling scenarios.

    Completely updated and revised, the Second Edition incorporates inclusive language throughout to provide an equal and diverse approach to assisting breastfeeding families.

    To learn more, just visit our website.

    Topics: breastfeeding, Judith Lauwers, lactation, nursing, Review, lactation, breastfeeding, Clinical Lactation

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