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Here are some of our latest titles:

Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, Second Edition
Karin Cadwell
Cindy Turner-Maffei
ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-8778-6 | Paperback | 302 pages | © 2014

  • Conveniently organized by the issue that the healthcare provider will meet
  • Helps caregivers quickly resolve key challenges, such as babies who aren't gaining weight fast enough, mothers with sore nipples, and basic sucking problems
  • Quick reference charts, algorithms, and diagrams assist the caregiver in quickly determining whether they have assessed the situation correctly
  • Updated references, new evidence-based strategies for problem resolution, and a user-friendly appendix

Breastfeeding A-Z: Terminology and Telephone Triage, Second Edition
Karin Cadwell
Cindy Turner-Maffei
ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-8776-2 | Paperback | 622 pages | © 2014

  • Provides lactation consultants, nurses, physicians, and nutritionists with evidence-based information on breastfeeding issues that may present as telephone calls
  • Completely updated and revised with new health policy information
  • Covers the triage guides for common problems such as breast pain, engorgement, and concerns about milk supply  
  • Includes an encyclopedia of terms relevant to breastfeeding in both plain language and in medical terminology

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Third Edition
Marsha Walker
ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-9465-4 | Paperback | 630 pages | © 2014

  • Expanded to include new approaches to solving common and uncommon breastfeeding problems
  • Discusses the political and social landscape of breastfeeding including new state and federal laws and policies related to breastfeeding
  • Explains and clarifies new revelations about infant sucking mechanics as seen under ultrasound presented as a combination of vacuum and compression

Legal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLC
Elizabeth C. Brooks
ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-1503-1 | Paperback | 388 pages | © 2013

  • Explores common legal and ethical workplace challenges for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • A practical resource that provides guidance on what is proper, legal, and ethical IBCLC behavior
  • Reflects the 2011 IBLCE Code of Professional Conduct
  • Discusses how to devise an appropriate, safe, legal, and ethical plan of action in the consultation of a breastfeeding dyad


Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice, Third Edition
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-9879-6 | Paperback | 906 pages | © 2013

  • Developed by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
  • Essential guide to prepare for International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) certification and practice as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Four new chapters
  • Incorporated throughout is a new code of professional conduct for IBCLCs, updated photos, and references

Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Second Edition
Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-4736-0  Paperback | 386 pages | © 2013

  • Essential resource for healthcare professionals working with new mothers and infants
  • Skills approach focuses on normal sucking function in addition to anatomical variations, developmental respiratory issues, prematurity, and mild neurological deficits
  • Provides both the research background and clinical strategies necessary to help infants with successful sucking and feeding

Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review, Third Edition
Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC
ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-0346-5 | Paperback | 310 pages | © 2011

  • Consistent with the direction of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam board
  • Perfect for beginning lactation consultants and those re-certifying, as well as dietitians, childbirth educators, nurses, and breastfeeding counselors




Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fourth Edition
Jan Riordan, EdD, RN, IBCLC, FAAN
Karen Wambach, PhD, RN
ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-5432-7 | Hardcover | 936 pages | © 2010

  • Brings together in a single volume the latest clinical techniques and research findings that direct evidence-based clinical practice for lactation consultants and specialists
  • Contains a clear clinical focus with more than 2,000 research studies supporting the clinical recommendations found in the text


Study Guide for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fourth Edition
Mary-Margaret Coates, MS, IBCLC
Jan Riordan, EdD, RN, IBCLC, FAAN
ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-5882-0  | Paperback | 208 pages | © 2011

  • Helps assess current knowledge of human lactation and prepare for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) certification examination
  • Designed as a companion to the classic text, Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fourth Edition

Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant's Guide, Fifth Edition
Judith Lauwers, BA, IBCLC
Anna Swisher, MBA, IBCLC
ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-8052-4 | Hardcover | 799 pages | © 2011

  • Examines how counseling styles and approaches enhance interactions with mothers, and stresses the importance of appropriate, effective communication techniques
  • Covers a wide-variety of topics in the lactation consultation field including breastfeeding promotion in the modern world and the professional role of the lactation consultant


About the Baby Friendly Initiative

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for lactation. The BFHI assists hospitals in giving breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies and gives special recognition to hospitals that have done so.