visión de conjunto:Críticas 3 Star Doody's Review! Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians is a valuable contribution in a subject area that is overlooked during medical education and the book meets the authors' objectives of providing a much-needed clinical resource. Audience Although designed for physicians the book can be used by other health professionals including midwives nurses nurse practitioners dietitians and lactation specialists. A rich cadre of medical experts contributed to this evidence-based and up-to-date book. Assessment This is a necessary resource for physicians who are interested in or have little training in the provision of human milk and breastfeeding. Reseña del editor Significantly revised and updated the new second edition provides physicians and other health professionals in all specialties with a concise reference on breastfeeding and human lactation. The new Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians is an essential one-stop guide to the latest and best in breastfeeding management support education and advocacy. Jointly developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) with additional critical review by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) it features contributions from distinguished experts. Health professionals across your practice will use this convenient resource again and again as a quick-access clinical problem-solver and an efficient teaching and learning aid. The second edition is replete with practice-focused advice based on frontline clinical experience and current research. Topics include: Anatomy and lactation physiology Breastfeeding benefits Management and support how-to's Breastfeeding techniques Lactation-support technology Risk factors and contraindications Feeding patterns Relactation Complementary feeding Medication issues Contraception issues Nursing refusal Insufficient milk syndrome Weaning Counselling recommendations Breastfeeding resources And more! New to the second edition are: All-new chapters: The unique benefits of breastmilk for preterm infants; breastfeeding issues during disasters. Expanded how-to's for a breastfeeding-friendly office environment. The latest AAP and ACOG policies. Revised preventive healthcare checklists. Coverage of recent national initiatives: 2011 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding; Updated Healthy People 2020 targets for breastfeeding; provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that promote and support breastfeeding. Biografía del autor The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67000 primary care pediatricians pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health safety and well-being of infants children adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents. Dr. Richard J. Schanler MD FAAP FABM is Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Services at Cohen Children's Medical Center and the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine Hempstead NY. He is a Founding Member and former President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and Past President of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation. He has published more than 100 articles and is a frequent speaker at national and international symposia.