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 mothers from some diseases in later life.
Breastfeeding rates are low, however, and women need the support of their midwives and health visitors when beginning breastfeeding and throughout their child's infancy. This This evidence-based new edition addresses all the updated UNICEF UK BFI Best Practice Standards for Higher Education Institutions outcomes to ensure that students are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively promote and support breastfeeding mothers. It discusses:
Suitable for both pre-registration midwifery students and health professionals undertaking continuing professional development, Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers is designed to aid learning. The chapters include specific learning outcomes linked to the Baby Friendly standards, key fact boxes, clinical scenarios and activities.
A look at breastfeeding beyond the first year, and how this ancient practice is often viewed in modern Western society.
It's natural...It's unsightly...It's normal...It's dangerous. To breastfeed or not? For millions of women around the world, this personal decision is influenced by numerous social, cultural, and health factors. Infant Feeding Practices is the first book to delve into these factors from a global perspective, revealing striking similarities and differences from country to country. Dispatches from Asia, Australia, Africa, the U.K., and the U.S. explore as wide a gamut of salient issues affecting feeding practices as traditional beliefs about colostrums, "breast is best" campaigns, partner attitudes, workplace culture, direct government intervention, and the pressure to be a "good mother." Throughout these informative pages, women are seen balancing innovation and tradition to nurture healthy, thriving babies. A sampling of topics covered: * Policy versus practice in infant feeding. * Infant feeding in the age of AIDS. * Managing the lactating body: the view from the U.S. * Motherhood, work, and feeding. * The effects of migration on infant feeding. * From breastfeeding tradition to optimal breastfeeding practice. Infant Feeding Practices is a first-of-its-kind resource for researchers and practioners in maternal and child health, public health, global health, and cultural anthropology seeking empirical findings and culturally diverse information on this sensitive issue.
If you are a cancer patient, primary caretaker, relative or friend of a cancer patient, or if you are concerned about cancer in your future, this is a must read book for you. Written in a humorous manner by a prostate cancer survivor, now undergoing chemo and radiation treatments for lung cancer, this book can give you a smile, provide you with a more positive attitude, and perhaps alleviate some of your fears. There are two ways you can face the words, "You have cancer." You can cry, moan, feel sorry for yourself, and blame everyone and everything for what is happening to you. Or you can get mad as hell and say you won't be intimidated. You can kick butts, take names and refuse to let the disease control your life. The author chose to fight, and he doesn't mean a political correctness slap on the wrist. He means a tooth and talon, claws and fangs, no-holds-barred battle. Join him in combat as he uses a sense of humor, a positive attitude and faith as his weapons.
Bird Feeding Basics is a simplified introduction to attracting and identifying North America's most common backyard birds. Subjects covered include feeder selection, the types of feeder foods that attract certain species, and how to make your backyard more bird-friendly by providing water, shelter, food and plants that provide birds with food during each season and safe places to nest. In addition, it features beautiful illustrations of more than 50 common species. This convenient guide is an ideal, portable source of practical information and ideal for field use. Made in the USA.
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