The Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional is a useful pocket-sized quick reference guide written by Judith Lauwers, respected lactation consultant and co-author of Counseling the Nursing Mother. This book provides quick access to critical information for healthcare staff working with breastfeeding mothers, and will be a valuable reference tool for lactation consultants, nurses, midwives or child health nurses. It’s clearly laid out with tables and illustrations for ease of use, and each chapter includes clinical guidelines, questions to ask the mother, important issues, and key recommendations and advice. Chapters include insights into mothers and families, communication and training, the science of lactation, assessment, facilitating breastfeeding, working with high-risk infants, problem solving, techniques and devices, and special situations.
The book also includes discussion of the role of IBCLC and standards of practice, Code of Ethics for IBCLCs, The Code of Marketing for Breastmilk Substitutes and the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, as well as assessment tools and weight charts (in grams and pounds).
Completely updated and revised, the Second Edition incorporates inclusive language throughout to provide an equal and diverse approach to assisting breastfeeding families.
USA 2nd edition October 2016.