In Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools, lactation consultant Catherine Watson Genna shares her knowledge on which tools to use in various situations, critically reviewing the existing research on a tool category and providing clinical guidance for effective use of each. Each tool entry includes a picture, description, how to use, contact information, price, advantages, disadvantages, and suggested uses.
Sometimes breastfeeding doesn’t work for various reasons. Our technological society has come up with a variety of tools for these situations.
Areas covered by the book include:
- sore nipple treatments
- nipple everters
- cups and spoons
- finger feeders
This is an American book so the contact information given for products is all for US distributors. However, this is still a useful resource for its explanations of the effective and appropriate use of breastfeeding tools.
Catherine Watson Genna BS IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City. Certified in 1992, Catherine is particularly interested in helping moms and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges. She speaks to healthcare professionals around the world on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems. Her presentations and her writing feature her clinical photographs, which have also been published widely. Her team has just wrapped up a research project using ultrasound to examine tongue movements of babies with tongue-tie before and after frenotomy (office treatment) and is preparing to publish. Her current project looks at coordination of swallowing and breathing in babies with posterior tongue-tie. She is also the author of Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, as well as professional journal articles. Catherine is still an active La Leche League Leader and runs a monthly toddler meeting in Queens as well as an online group. Catherine currently serves as Associate Editor for the United States Lactation Consultant Association journal Clinical Lactation. Catherine has toured in Australia and New Zealand for CAPERS.