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The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, but globally only 38% of babies are exclusively breast fed. To help health care workers, midwives, social workers and parents, Breast Feeding: Providing support for the challenges women face, provides a handy compendium of direct insights and practical advice.
In this FreeBook, you’ll discover why breast feeding is so important to mother and baby, the factors that can influence a mother (including pressures from friends/family and understanding and space in the work place),advice on baby-led feeding, the implications on breast feeding for new mothers with depression and the extra support women who’ve experienced a traumatic birth might require.
Finding Your Way with Your Baby explores the emotional experience of the baby in the first year, and that of the mother, father and other significant adults. It does so in a way that is deeply informed by psychoanalytic understandings, infant observation, developmental science and decades of…
Paperback – 2015-02-16
Making good nutritional choices can mean women optimise the outcomes of their birthing experience and offer their babies the best possible start in life. To support this, all health professionals who work with women during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period need to have an appropriate…
Paperback – 2013-12-05
Postpartum depression has become a more recognized mental illness over the past decade as a result of education and increased awareness. Traumatic childbirth, however, is still often overlooked, resulting in a scarcity of information for health professionals. This is in spite of up to 34% of new…
Paperback – 2013-07-05
Sadly, women often feel they have no alternative but to give up breastfeeding, having been prescribed or purchased medication. In many cases, however, this is unnecessary. This book outlines the evidence-base for the use of medication during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and Medication presents a…
Paperback – 2013-02-14
Breastfeeding is a major public health issue. Breast milk provides all the nutrients a baby needs for their first six months. Research studies also show that breastfeeding doesn’t just help to protect infants from infection, but has other benefits such as reducing obesity and can help protect…
Paperback – 2011-07-11
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