With Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, the author, Marsha Walker, says her aim is ‘to provide current and relevant information on breastfeeding and lactation, blended with clinical suggestions for best outcomes in the mothers and babies entrusted to our care’.
The book is presented in a convenient evidence-based guide for managing breastfeeding and breastfeeding problems. It provides a review of the literature, covering the incidence, aetiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, clinical algorithms, and more, providing clinicians a research-based approach to breastfeeding care.
Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition includes a new discussion of the vitally important newborn gut microbiome. In addition, it features new and more effective techniques for addressing breastfeeding barriers, new research, and the latest guidelines.
About the Author
The author, Marsha Walker RN IBCLC is a registered nurse and international board certified lactation consultant. She has been assisting breastfeeding families in hospital, clinic, and home settings since 1976. Marsha is the executive director of the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy: Research, Education, and Legal Branch (NABA REAL). As such, she advocates for breastfeeding at the state and federal levels. She served as a vice president of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) from 1990-1994 and in 1999 as president of ILCA. She is a board member of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, the US Lactation Consultant Association, and Baby Friendly USA, USLCA’s representative to the USDA’s Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium, and NABA REAL’s representative to the US Breastfeeding Committee. Marsha is an international speaker, and an author of numerous publications including ones on the hazards of infant formula use, Code issues in the US and breastfeeding management.
4th edition. USA June 2016