Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Sixth Edition is the ultimate reference for the latest clinical techniques and research findings that direct evidence-based clinical practice and research for lactation consultants and specialists. Topics include placing breastfeeding in its historical context, workplace-related issues, anatomical and biological imperatives of lactation, the prenatal and perinatal periods and concerns during the postpartum period, the mother’s health, sociocultural issues, and more vital information.
With a touching dedication to the late Dr. Jan Riordan, Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Sixth Edition lives on as the "classic evidence-based bible of lactation and breastfeeding." Dr. Riordan was the founding editor of this best-selling text and a pioneer in the field of human lactation and the lactation consultant profession. Drs. Karen Wambach and Becky Spencer were grateful to continue her legacy with a thoughtfully updated new edition.