Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers, 3rd Edition (PDF Book)
Breastfeeding is a crucial aspect of public health, and Maria Pollard’s latest edition of her textbook, “Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers,” is an invaluable resource for those looking to promote and support breastfeeding mothers. Aligned with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Learning Outcomes, this comprehensive text equips readers with the essential knowledge and skills necessary for effective breastfeeding support.
Breastmilk provides all the necessary nutrients for a baby’s first six months of life and offers protection against infections and obesity. Additionally, breastfeeding can have long-term health benefits for mothers. Despite the desire to breastfeed, many women face challenges in the early days and weeks after giving birth, leading to a decline in breastfeeding rates. This is where midwives and health visitors can play a vital role in offering support and guidance to mothers throughout their breastfeeding journey and into their children’s infancy.
Pollard’s book covers a range of topics essential to understanding and supporting breastfeeding mothers. The chapters explore the anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding, the importance of building relationships with mothers, and offer practical guidance on essential skills and good practice. The text also addresses common problems that mothers may encounter and considers public health considerations related to breastfeeding. In addition, the book provides insights into supporting mothers who require additional assistance and caring for babies with special needs. Finally, it discusses complementary feeding and weaning, providing a comprehensive overview of the entire breastfeeding journey.
Designed to aid learning, each chapter in “Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers” begins with specific learning outcomes aligned with the Baby Friendly Learning Outcomes. Key fact boxes, clinical scenarios, and activities further enhance the reader’s understanding and application of the material.
Ideal for midwifery and nursing students, as well as professionals seeking continuing professional development, this textbook is a comprehensive and accessible resource for anyone involved in promoting and supporting breastfeeding. With its evidence-based approach and practical guidance, “Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers” is a must-have for those looking to make a positive impact on breastfeeding rates and the overall health of mothers and infants.
- Publisher: Taylor and Francis; August 29, 2023
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781032252407
- ISBN: 9781000927368