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Breastfeeding and Breast Milk - From Biochemistry to Impact

A Multidisciplinary Introduction


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783132204010
Publication Date: September 2018

An Evidence-Based Reference Book: A Key Resource for Decision Makers and Practitioners.

Exploring the multifaceted, multidisciplinary and complex world of breastfeeding, breast milk and lactation. This book provides a factual, scientifically robust overview of the key topics written by leading experts at the heart of breastfeeding and breast milk. It aims to empower decision makers and practitioners with the knowledge required to increase promotion, protection and support for breastfeeding and the use of breast milk.

This book is a compilation of evidence-based feature articles covering one of nature's most valuable resources — breast milk.

Based in Zug, Switzerland, the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation is an independent charitable organisation that promotes research in breast milk and lactation.

Part 1 Setting the Scene
1 Introduction by Peter E. Hartmann
2 Breast Milk, Global Health and Sustainable Development by Leith Greenslade
3 Data Collection on Infant Feeding by Maria Quigley
4 How BreastfeedingWorks: Anatomy and Physiology of Human Lactation by Melinda Boss, Peter E. Hartmann
5 Why Breastfeeding? by Berthold Koletzko

Part 2 Different Perspectives
6 Introduction by Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
7 Human Milk: Bioactive Components and Their Effects on the Infant and Beyond by Donna Geddes, Foteini Kakulas
8 The Psychological Effects of Breastfeeding by Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook
9 Sociological and Cultural Influences upon Breastfeeding by Amy Brown
10 Breastfeeding Promotion: Politics and Policy by Ashley M. Fox
11 Human Milk in Economics Context by Subhash Pokhrel
12 Commercial Aspects of Breastfeeding: Products and Services by Rebecca Mannel
13 The Promotion of Breastfeeding by Rowena Merritt
14 Infant Feeding in History: an Outline by Maureen Minchin

Part 3 Human Milk in Special Circumstances
15 Introduction by Paula P. Meier
16 Human Milk in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by Paula P. Meier, Beverly Rossman, Tricia J. Johnson, Janet L. Engstrom, Rebecca A. Hoban, Kousiki Patra, Harold R. Bigger
17 A Collective View of Human Milk Banking by João Aprigio Guerra de Almeida, Ben Hartmann, Kiersten Israel-Ballard, Guido E. Moro
18 Pasteurisation by Lukas Christen
19 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) by Anna Coutsoudis
20 Breastfeeding and the Use of Medications by Thomas W. Hale, Teresa Ellen Baker

Part 4 The Way Forward
21 Introduction by Leith Greenslade
22 Scaling-up Breastfeeding Protection, Promotion, and Support Programmes by Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
23 Towards a Common Understanding of Human Lactation by Melinda Boss, Peter E. Hartmann

Part 5 Addendum
24 Epilogue
25 List of Figures
26 List of Tables
27 Index of Authors

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