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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

    Judith 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.

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

    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

    In 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.

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

    Catherine Watson Genna's Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Third Edition "should become part of the IBCLC preparatory canon"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 7, 2017 3:39:35 PM

    Catherine Watson Genna's highly regarded Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Third Edition just received an outstanding new review in Clinical Lactation. According to Karen Meade, BS, MA, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, CPST,

    “This book offers a wealth of clearly written information about infant sucking skills that is accessible by any healthcare professionals who support breastfeeding mothers and babies and should become part of the IBCLC preparatory canon.”

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    Topics: breastfeeding, IBCLC, lactation, nursing, Review, catherine watson genna, lactation, breastfeeding

    Review: Marsha Walker's Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician, Fourth Edition is “a good reference for detailed lactation and breastfeeding guidance”

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Mar 7, 2017 4:21:04 PM

    The praise keeps on coming for Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition by Marsha Walker. Earlier this year, it was awarded Third Place in the 2016 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Maternal-Child Health Category. Now it has received a 4-star review. Ann Hammack Johnson, PhD, RN, CPNP, from Texas Woman's University, writing for Doody's Review Service calls it,

    “…a good reference for detailed lactation and breastfeeding guidance. [It] provides a clear synthesis of evidence-based guidance for both common and unique issues related to breastfeeding…”

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    Topics: breastfeeding, Doody's Review Service, lactation, nursing, Review, lactation, Marsha Walker, breastfeeding

    Review: Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition "provides excellent up-to-date information"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 15, 2017 4:40:01 PM

    Great news to share-- Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition by Judith Lauwers just received a 4-star review. According to Judy M. Comeaux, DNP, ARNP/PNP,CRNI, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writing for Doody’s Review Service,

    “This book is well written, easy to read, and organized. [It] provides excellent up-to-date information related to breastfeeding and lactation support, not only for the novice but also for the expert.”

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    Topics: breastfeeding, Doody's Review Service, Judith Lauwers, lactation, Review, lactation, breastfeeding

    Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition Is Here

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 19, 2016 11:01:45 AM

    Have you been looking for a current, trusted, and accessible resource for working with breastfeeding women and their families? We just published Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition by Judith Lauwers.

    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.

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    Topics: New Edition, breastfeeding, Judith Lauwers, lactation, world health organization, lactation, breastfeeding

    World Breastfeeding Week Celebrates Sustainable Development

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 1, 2016 1:49:59 PM

    Today begins the start of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Held annually since 1992 and recognized in more than 170 countries, World Breastfeeding Week highlights the global impact that breastfeeding has as “a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other, and care for the world we share.” The theme is “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development.”

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    Topics: breastfeeding, lactation, nursing, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), UN, WABA, WBW, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, World Breastfeeding Week, breastfeeding, Women's Health

    New Edition: Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 10, 2016 12:17:20 PM

    If you're a busy clinician you know that integrating the latest research into everyday practice can be a challenge. The recently published Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition by Marsha Walker can help. Using a research-based and problem-solving approach, it includes literature reviews while covering incidence, etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, and clinical algorithms.

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    Topics: New Edition, breastfeeding, lactation, Marsha Walker, breastfeeding

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

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 6, 2016 3:50:14 PM

    We 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

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    Topics: AJN, Award, American Journal of Nursing, Anna Swisher, breastfeeding, Judith Lauwers, lactation, Navigate, nursing, lactation, breastfeeding

    Happy World Breastfeeding Week

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 4, 2015 4:53:22 PM

    It's World Breastfeeding Week! Coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and celebrated in more than 176 countries, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) recognizes the importance of promoting breastfeeding worldwide. This year's theme is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work!”

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    Topics: baby-friendly, breastfeeding, lactation, lactation consultant, nursing, WBW, World Breastfeeding Week, world health organization, lactation, breastfeeding

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