Obtain the basic information necessary to manage a nursing mother and child from conception through complete weaning from this scientifically accurate medical text on the science and art of breastfeeding. BREASTFEEDING provides in-depth medical information about human milk, management techniques for handling breastfeeding in adverse circumstances, and relevant psychological and social issues that affect parent-infant bonding. It includes information on the anatomical, physiological, biochemical, nutritional, immunologic, and psychological aspects of human lactation, to the problems of clinical management of breastfeeding. Increased coverage of drugs in human breast milk, advances in biochemical, nutritional, and immunologic aspects of human lactation, and a new chapter on infectious disease and breastfeeding make the fifth edition of BREASTFEEDING a critical resource for any clinician whose patients include breastfeeding women.

Features a new chapter and appendix on infectious diseases and breastfeeding which describe the impact of infectious disease in either the mother or infant, and the effects of antibiotics on breastmilk. Contains expanded coverage on drugs in human breast milk and advances in biochemical, nutritional, and immunologic aspects of human lactation for clinicians to inform patients about the benefits of breastfeeding and the potential dangers of ingesting medication during pregnancy and lactation.