Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-23
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Second Edition is an essential resource for health care professionals working with new mothers and infants. Using a skills approach, it focuses on normal sucking function in addition to those with anatomical variations, developmental respiratory issues, prematurity, or mild neurological deficits, it provides both the research background and clinical strategies. Numerous clinical photos integrated throughout the text and boxed thought and experiential experiments help readers better visualize and understand the material. Taking a deliberately multidisciplinary approach, the author draws on varied clinical experiences and empirical evidence to help consolidate information in a complete, usable framework for breastfeeding evaluation and support.This edition contains a new chapter on hands in support of breastfeeding (manual therapy) and new and updated photos and images.

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