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Achieving Exclusive Breastfeeding: Clinics in Human Lactation Volume 12. Miriam Labbok, Emily Taylor, & Kathy Parry, $20.95

If you are involved in protecting, promoting or supporting breastfeeding, this volume will help you explore what others are doing. It examines the timing of interventions, addressing the life-cycle perspective, and offers insight from health, socio-political and media and marketing perspectives. This book will also give you facts and figures that may help garner support for your planned and ongoing activities, and provide you with ideas for the next steps you need to take to improve the impact of your efforts.


Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow. Edited by Miriam Labbock & Paige Hall Smith, $40.95

Mothers are more likely to breastfeed if their friends, families, health care providers, colleagues, and communities support them. Advancing Breastfeeding describes how to create this supportive culture by developing relationships with groups that can help mothers reach their breastfeeding goals. Topics include forming partnerships with:

  • Health care providers
  • Community, state, and national organizations, and
  • Diverse communities to reduce disparities in breastfeeding and increase equity in outcomes

In addition, communities can foster support for new mothers through social media and traditional forms of communication. Advancing Breastfeeding is a compilation of articles from the 2014 Breastfeeding and Feminism Conference, and is an insightful guide to help mothers get the support they need.


Altering Hospital Maternity Culture: Current Evidence for the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 5. Sue Cox, $20.95

Recent advancement in our knowledge of the early physiology of neonates in the first hours and days after their birth provides excellent evidence on how following the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) will lead to exclusive breastfeeding, decreased breast pathology, decreased infant morbidity and safe parenting following discharge. The evidence in this easy-to-read, well referenced book will help in your quest for BFHI accreditation for your maternity unit. 


Biological Nurturing®: Laid-Back Breastfeeding for Mothers DVD. Suzanne Colson, Kittie Franz & Nancy Mohrbacher, $56.95 (28 minutes)

This DVD introduces laid-back positions that help mothers to breastfeed in greater comfort and enjoy their babies more. The DVD shows ethnically diverse mothers and babies in a variety of settings: a delivery room, a postpartum hospital room after a cesarean birth, at home in bed, on a couch, in different chairs, and in an outdoor café. Each environment illustrates a different aspect of how Biological Nurturing makes early mothering and breastfeeding easier and more satisfying. These positions work in harmony with gravity to reduce the "work" of breastfeeding, making it easier to let baby nurse as long as he needs to, while mother achieves complete relaxation and greater oxytocin release.

For mothers, lactation consultants, nurses, midwives, childbirth educators, and others who work with breastfeeding mothers.

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Birth and Breastfeeding: Rediscovering the Needs of Women During Pregnancy and Childbirth. Michel Odent, $29.95

Humanity, argues Michel Odent, stands at a crossroads in the history of childbirth — and the direction we choose to take will have critical consequences.

At a time when pleas for the 'humanization' of childbirth are fashionable, the author suggests, rather, that we should first accept our 'mammalian' condition and give priority to the woman's need for privacy and to feel secure. The activity of the intellect, the use of language, and many cultural beliefs and rituals — which are all special to humans — are handicaps in the period surrounding birth. Says Odent:

“To give birth to her baby, the mother needs privacy. She needs to feel unobserved. The newborn baby needs the skin of the mother, the smell of the mother, her breast. These are all needs that we hold in common with the other mammals, but which humans have learned to neglect, to ignore or even deny."

Expectant parents, midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, those involved in public health, and all those interested in the future of humanity, will find this a provocative and visionary book.


Breast and Nipple Pain: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

Nipple pain is one of the most common reasons for premature cessation of breastfeeding. Breast and Nipple Pain is a collection of articles with the latest insights on how to help mothers who experience it.


Breastfeeding after Breast and Nipple Procedures: a Guide for Healthcare Professionals. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 2. Diana West & Elliot Hirsch, $20.95

Breastfeeding after breast or nipple procedures can be challenging. Lactation consultant Diana West and plastic surgeon Elliot Hirsch have teamed up to cover a variety of pertinent issues including:

  • Predicting lactation capability after breast and nipple procedures
  • Effects of tissue healing upon lactation capability
  • Effects of diagnostic, ablative and therapeutic procedures upon lactation functionality
  • Breastfeeding during chemotherapy
  • Effects of cosmetic breast surgeries on breastfeeding
  • Lactation management in the post-breast or post-nipple surgical mother
  • Supplementation to maximize breastfeeding
  • Post-surgical complications after breastfeeding

For those who need reliable information on how various breast procedures and surgeries will affect breastfeeding in the mother’s they work with, this book is an invaluable resource.

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Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: a Guide for Helping Mothers. Nancy Mohrbacher, $86.50

This comprehensive, research-based counseling guide explains what you need to know about both cutting-edge and classic breastfeeding research to most effectively help mothers. The international studies described include those on birth practices and breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, laid-back breastfeeding, making milk, as well as on a wide range of unusual situations. Specific problem-solving strategies are included along with insights into the emotional dynamics at work.

Written for all levels of expertise, from beginners to advanced practitioners, it is the ideal resource for all settings: hospitals, clinics, medical practices, public health offices, and community agencies. This up-to-date and complete guide provides the information you need to help mothers achieve a satisfying breastfeeding relationship with their babies and empower them to meet their breastfeeding goals.

Also available: Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: a Pocket Guide for Helping Mothers. Nancy Mohrbacher, $52.50


Breastfeeding A-Z, 2nd Edition: Terminology and Telephone Triage. Karin Cadwell, & Cynthia Turner-Maffei, $113.95

BREASTFEEDING A-Z provides lactation consultants, nurses, midwives, physicians, and nutritionists with evidence-based information on breastfeeding issues that may present as telephone calls.† This new edition covers the triages guide for common problems such as breast pain, engorgement, and concerns about milk supply. The guide helps readers clarify each situation and decide on the appropriate urgency and disposition of the case.


The Breastfeeding Atlas, 6th Edition. Barbara Wilson-Clay & Kay Hoover, $112.95

The Breastfeeding Atlas, 6th edition has been substantially re-written to reflect the most current research and best, evidence-based clinical practices. It also reflects the practical experience of Barbara Wilson-Clay, and Kay Hoover, both Fellows of the International Lactation Consultant Association, who have each been assisting mothers and babies for 30 years. New photos have been added, as well as an entirely new chapter, Breastfeeding in Emergencies. A must-have text for students, candidates for the IBLCE exam, and practitioners working in maternal-child health fields.

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Breastfeeding Challenges Made Easy for Late Preterm Infants: the Go-To Guide for Nurses and Lactation Consultants. Sandra Cole, $93.95

Evidence-based research underscores the importance of breastfeeding for the healthy development of late preterm infants, yet significant challenges can impede its success. This is a groundbreaking, problem-solving guide to the most effective techniques for breastfeeding this vulnerable population. Written for lactation consultants, NICU nurses, obstetrical nurses, and nurse-midwives, the book offers clear, simple, evidence-based solutions to the distinct breastfeeding difficulties affecting late preterm infants.

The guide describes the characteristics of late preterm infants and the physiological challenges-often invisible and overlooked by health care providers-caused by disturbances of respiratory, metabolic, neurologic, and immunologic functions. These problems are often exacerbated by poor breastfeeding and result in 13% of hospital readmissions by late preterm infants. The book examines maternal conditions that affect breastfeeding success and provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for the most effective breastfeeding techniques. It describes specific strategies health care professionals can take to overcome breastfeeding difficulties, including proper positioning and latch technique, the use of breast pumps and other helpful equipment, supplemental feedings, and more. Pictures that illustrate correct procedures clarify specific techniques, and user-friendly patient teaching guides further encourage successful breastfeeding. The book also supports the goals of many hospitals seeking to achieve Baby-Friendly Status.


Breastfeeding: Contemporary Issues in Practice and Policy. Janet Dalzell, Elizabeth Rogerson & Linda Martindale, $57.95

In recent decades, global healthcare professionals and organizations have formed a wide, evidence-based consensus that breastfeeding is usually the best option for both mother and baby. However, women and professionals alike often face a sea of shifting attitudes and values, and complex social, cultural, political and economic factors that may influence women’s feeding decisions.

This book examines the global evidence, and the factors that affect women’s decisions around initiating breastfeeding and maintaining it through the first year of their children’s lives. It outlines potential areas for development and policy change at practitioner and strategic levels, and shows how health professionals can effectively communicate and provide information to help women make unpressured but informed decisions.


Breastfeeding and Diseases: a Reference Guide.  E. Stephen Buescher & Susan Hatcher, $26.95

Breastfeeding and Diseases describes common diseases that mothers and babies may have, how the disease is usually treated and explains how breastfeeding may or may not be affected. Practical, current in formation in an easy-to-use format makes this a great reference for any breastfeeding resource library.

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Breastfeeding and Employment: Making It Work, Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 8. Marsha Walker, $20.50

Employment has a profound effect on breastfeeding. A mother returning to work or entering employment is far more likely to stop breastfeeding than her stay-at-home counterpart. This guide describes the problem and gives practical solutions to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace.

Whether you are a mother, a breastfeeding advocate, healthcare professional or employer, this book will help you navigate the issues and find workable solutions.


Breastfeeding: a Guide for the Medical Profession, 8th Edition. Ruth Lawrence & Robert Lawrence, $102.00

The most authoritative, trusted guide to breastfeeding for the medical profession:

  • Stay informed on every aspect of breastfeeding, from basic data on the anatomical, physiological, biochemical, nutritional, immunological, and psychological aspects of human lactation, to the problems of clinical management of breastfeeding
  • Make appropriate drug recommendations, including approved medications, over-the-counter medications, and herbal remedies
  • Provide thoughtful guidance to the breastfeeding mother according to her circumstances, problems, and lifestyle from integrated coverage of evidence-based data and practical experience
  • Find what you need quickly with a new, streamlined approach that moves large tables and key references online
  • Treat conditions associated with breastfeeding and effectively manage the use of medications during lactation thanks to extensive, up-to-date, evidence-based information

Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians, 2nd Edition. AAP & ACOG; Editor Richard Schanler, $96.95

The new BREASTFEEDING HANDBOOK FOR PHYSICIANS, 2ND EDITION is an essential one-stop guide to the latest and best in breastfeeding management, support, education, and advocacy. Health professionals will use this convenient resource again and again as a quick-access clinical problem-solver and an efficient teaching and learning aid. The 2nd edition is replete with practice-focused advice based on frontline clinical experience and current research. 

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Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fifth Edition. Karen Wambach & Jan Riordan, $224.95

Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fifth Edition continues as the leading reference for the latest clinical techniques and research findings that direct evidence-based clinical practice for lactation consultants and specialists. Thoroughly updated and revised with current research, references, and photos, it contains a clear clinical focus with more than 2,000 research studies supporting the clinical recommendations found in the text. Topics include placing breastfeeding in its historical context, workplace-related issues, anatomical and biological imperatives of lactation, the prenatal and perinatal periods and concerns during the postpartum period, the motherís health, and socio-cultural issues.

With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fifth Edition is also an excellent resource to prepare for certification and practice as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Included with each new print book is an Access Code for a Navigate Companion Website containing a key image review.


Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant: Improving Care and Outcomes. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 4. Marsha Walker, $20.95

In this well-referenced monograph, Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC describes the late preterm infant, discusses contributors to late preterm birth, and explains the importance of the last six weeks of gestation. She discusses the impact of birth interventions on breastfeeding the late preterm infant and explains why mothers of late preterm infants may be at increased risk of delayed lactogenesis II. Includes:

  • Breastfeeding management guidelines for the late preterm infant
  • Issues such as hypothermia, hypoglycemia, respiratory instability, hypotonia, and immature feeding skills, and their impact on breastfeeding
  • How to provide latch assistance, assess feedings at the breast, when to supplement, how to use bottles and artificial nipples, how to help others initiate and maintain maternal milk supply, and ways to optimize milk production
  • Information on individualized feeding plans for moms to follow after discharge, including a sample plan.

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Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, 3rd Edition. Marsha Walker, $137.95

Now in its third edition, BREASTFEEDING MANAGEMENT FOR THE CLINICIAN is a trusted compendium on breastfeeding for the practicing clinician. It provides a research-based approach to breastfeeding care by including literature reviews while covering incidence, etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, and clinical algorithms. By offering both the problem-solving approach busy clinicians need to resolve issues encountered in everyday practice and an evidence-based foundation, this reference helps impact positive change in the workplace.

  • 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

Breastfeeding and Medication. Wendy Jones, $58.50

BREASTFEEDING AND MEDICATION presents a comprehensive guide to the most frequently prescribed drugs and their safety for breastfeeding mothers. Evaluating the evidence for interventions and using a simple format for quickly identifying medications which are safe or unsafe to use, it also highlights those drugs where there is inconclusive evidence.

  • Provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the breast together with hormonal influences in order to better understand how complications, such as mastitis, arise and inform the approach to their treatment
  • Includes a section on conditions that affect women specifically when they are lactating where prescription of medication may be necessary

Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity. Edited by Miriam Labbock, Brittany Chambers & Paige Hall Smith, $38.95

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference, Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity is the third and final volume in this series. The opening two chapters address changes over the past decade in U.S. and global policy. Part 2 focuses on the importance of centering womenís experiences in conversations about infant feeding, with a particular focus on the ways womenís experiences are shaped by race and ethnicity. Part 3 offers solutions and strategies across the social ecology.† Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity is a highly readable volume that increases our understanding of the forces that influence breastfeeding, and outlines steps we can take to improve outcomes for both mothers and babies.

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Breastfeeding Telephone Triage and Advice. Maya Bunik, $100.95

This all-new telehealth care resource helps nurses, lactation professionals, and other medical staff confidently advise breastfeeding mothers. The volume introduces more than 60 practice-tested breastfeeding protocols.


Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who Really Decides How We Feed Our Babies? Amy Brown, $22.95

Across the world mothers are urged to breastfeed, but in Western society many find this a difficult task. Those who stop can feel demoralised and unsure as to why such a desired, encouraged and biologically normal behaviour can appear so challenging in reality. Breastfeeding Uncovered examines why this continues to happen, revealing how complex social and cultural messages work against new mothers, damaging the normal physiology of breastfeeding and making it seem unmanageable.

Dr Brown removes the focus from the mother and instead urges society to rethink its attitude towards breastfeeding and mothering and instead to support, encourage and protect mothers to feed their babies. This book is for anyone who has ever struggled with breastfeeding, supported new mothers or just wondered what all the fuss is about. Most of all it is a must read for anyone who has ever thought a breastfeeding mother should cover up, or feed her baby elsewhere.


Breastfeeding without Birthing: a Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances. Alyssa Schnell, $24.95

BREASTFEEDING WITHOUT BIRTHING is an essential guide to breastfeeding for mothers through adoption, surrogacy, and other special circumstances. All breastfeeding-without-birthing mothers who wish to provide their own milk for their baby will learn the tools and techniques for inducing lactation without pregnancy and birth. Throughout the book, motherís stories — including the authorís own stories — help to bring the concepts to life.

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A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression. Kathleen Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, $19.95

When new mothers gets depressed, health care providers are often quick to suggest that they stop breastfeeding. This advice is often contrary to what mothers want to do and these mothers may experience weaning as another significant loss. The truth is that stopping breastfeeding is often completely unnecessary. Mothers can continue to breastfeed while recovering from depression. In fact, recent studies have shown that breastfeeding can aid in their recovery.

A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression is the first volume that specifically supports the depressed, breastfeeding mother. Written in an accessible, easy-to-read format, A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression combines recent scientific research with practical suggestions to help health care providers assist in women’s recovery from depression while honoring and supporting the breastfeeding relationship. Video links and assessment tools are also included. If you want to support breastfeeding mothers, this volume is a must for your library.


Cancer in Pregnancy and Lactation: the Motherisk Guide. Edited by Gideon Koren & Michael Lishner, $100.95

Cancer in pregnancy presents physicians with a serious and ethical challenge, yet the sources of concise data and guidance for the management of this disease are scarce. The Motherisk program, based at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, is dedicated to addressing this problem. CANCER IN PREGNANCY AND LACTATION: THE MOTHERISK GUIDE tackles this subject by providing evidence-based information needed to address the complex issues of maternal diagnosis, management, treatment, prognosis and long-term impact on the unborn child. Based on the research by members of the international Consortium of Cancer in Pregnancy Evidence (CCoPE) this book provides physicians with the core knowledge required to make sound clinical decisions in the face of sometimes conflicting interests. Co-edited by recognized experts in the field with over 25 years' experience, this comprehensive volume is essential reading for all maternal-fetal medicine physicians, obstetricians, neonatologists, oncologists and pharmacologists.


Clinical Instruction in Lactation: Teaching the Next Generation. Phyllis Kombol, Linda Kutner, Jan Barger & ILCA, $23.95

The primary goal of this book is to assist clinical instructors in developing internships that will prepare individuals for this profession and to help them grow into competent and compassionate lactation consultants. Lactation consultant interns will also find the book useful in evaluating internship programs and learning what to expect in their clinical preparation for the profession. This text is designed to assist experienced lactation consultants in developing a structured internship program that prepares interns to practice as safe and competent lactation consultants and that prepares them to become board certified. In addition to providing information on developing an internship program in a variety of settings, the authors have described qualities needed in successful lactation consultant interns and clinical instructors. An extensive appendix provides samples of documents the reader can use in their programs.

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Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Patients, 2nd Edition. Thomas Hale & Pamela Berens, $32.50

Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Patients is newly updated and revised, including 18 new syndromes and many new medications. It is the classic reference on the treatment of various syndromes in breastfeeding women. Specifically designed for healthcare professionals who treat these various syndromes, this text provides suitable medications and therapies for many of the most common syndromes in breastfeeding mothers. This book provides suggestions on the best possible approach to managing the many conditions seen in breastfeeding mothers.

Features include:

  • Brief descriptions of numerous syndromes and medical conditions.
  • Listing of preferred medications, their milk levels, and safety.
  • Clinical tips for clinicians on how to medically approach management of these syndromes.
  • Latest changes in medications available for these syndromes.
  • Up-to-date references and suggested reading.
  • Additional syndromes, including breast cancer, drug and substance abuse, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, obesity, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Breastfeeding Therapy. Nikki Lee, $25.50

Sometimes there are challenges for lactation therapists that can't be completely resolved by current lactation practices. In Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Breastfeeding Therapy, author Nikki Lee describes mother-baby situations that benefit from complementary and alternative therapy techniques in order to have a thriving baby and a happy mother, with an abundant milk supply and easy breastfeeding. Therapies covered include:

  • Creating a healing environment
  • Skin-to-skin
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Remedial co-bathing
  • Homeopathy

This book is not an instruction manual. It is an open door to the world of other ways of healing. Some or all of these therapies may be gentle and helpful additions to your lactation toolbox.

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Complementary Feeding: Nutrition, Culture and Politics. Gabrielle Palmer, $25.50

Gabrielle Palmer's groundbreaking book THE POLITICS OF BREASTFEEDING highlighted the controversies surrounding the aggressive promotion of breastmilk substitutes. She now turns her attention to complementary feeding — the first foods that a child eats besides milk.

For most of human existence, children went without industrially processed foods and branded food products. The power and influence of the food industry has increased dramatically in recent decades. Seductive and often unethical modern marketing methods have led to the promotion of unsuitable, unnecessary and sometimes harmful baby foods. Yet not all industrially processed foods are bad and not all 'natural' foods are good. Both poor and rich children may be inappropriately fed.

What lessons can we learn from history? How do cultural and religious beliefs influence the choice of food? Can government initiatives have any effect? How can we provide good nutrition for all infants? This brief, compassionate and thought-provoking new book will be of interest to anyone who is curious about the world, its children and their nutrition, and will stimulate discussion and debate as part of the campaign to create a world where health for all is a true goal.


Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review, Fourth Edition. Linda Smith, $130.95

Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review, Fourth Edition is an ideal reference to help prepare for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) certification examination. Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition follows the latest IBLCE Detailed Content Outline, contains more than 950 practice exam questions and answer rationales, more than 300 photos, more than 100 clinical exercises, and 20 actual clinical case studies.

Organized around the mother-baby dyadís development, it poses questions unique to each particular stage. This review guide is perfect for beginning lactation consultants and those re-certifying, as well as dietitians, childbirth educators, nurses, and breastfeeding counselors.

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep. (Navigate 2 Preferred Access will be available beginning May 2016)


Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding: Best Practices in the Maternity Setting. Karin Cadwell & Cindy Turner-Maffei, $133.95

CONTINUITY OF CARE IN BREASTFEEDING emphasizes quality and continuity of care, management issues, and policies and procedures that support breastfeeding in the hospital setting whether in the inpatient maternity, NICU, or ambulatory care. This book offers strategies to improve patient-centered care and showcases research that supports change. Written by two prolific authors, Karin Cadwell and Cynthia Turner-Maffei, CONTINUITY OF CARE IN BREASTFEEDING focuses on the consistency of maternal child health and is an ideal resource for practicing professionals, clinical specialists, and lactation consultants. 

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The Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice, 3rd Edition. Edited by Marsha Walker, †Rebecca Mannel & Patricia Martens, $174.95

CORE CURRICULUM FOR LACTATION CONSULTANT PRACTICE, 3rd EDITION is the ultimate reference for the entire lactation professionalís career from IBLCE certification through clinical practice.

New to this edition are figures of breast anatomy and infant suckling and sections on mentoring future lactation consultants, protecting against chronic disease for the lactating mother, and breastfeeding late preterm infants. Incorporated throughout is a new code of professional conduct for IBCLCs, updated photos, and references. Based on the most current evidence base for practice, it also includes four new chapters:

  • Normal Infant Behavior
  • Change Management
  • Developing and Managing a Hospital Lactation Service
  • Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Child

Counseling the Nursing Mother: a Lactation Consultant's Guide, 6th Edition. Judith Lauwers & Anna Swisher, $180.95

Written from a teaching perspective, Counseling the Nursing Mother presents topics within a counseling framework with practical suggestions and evidence-based information interwoven throughout. Completely updated and revised, it includes new research on milk composition, the importance of the gut microbiome and skin-to-skin care, and the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization for breastfeeding with HIV. Also explored and expanded are discussions on cultural competence, working effectively and sensitively with LGBTQ families, addressing disparities in health equity, milk banking issues, and social media trends for lactation information and support.

Additionally, the Sixth Edition also serves as a significant teaching tool for students, interns, and other healthcare professionals. With an extensive glossary and bulleted lists at the end of each chapter, it is an ideal study guide for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and practice. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook.


Cultural Competence: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

Cultural Competence is a concise collection of articles that will help you improve your effectiveness when working with mothers from different cultures.

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Delivery Self-Attachment. Lennart Righard, $31.95

This remarkable DVD depicts a newborn's ability at birth to crawl up to a breast and attach himself unassisted.

Dr. Lennart Righard's now famous study looked at two groups of babies – from medicated and unmedicated births. Observations showed that babies placed skin-on-skin immediately after an unmedicated birth, will almost all find their way to the breast unassisted and latch on to the breast without help.

This six-minute DVD is a must for hospital staff in-service and is a wonderful adjunct for training LDRP units. As part of a prenatal breastfeeding or childbirth education class, this DVD will help parents to consider their birth options and to understand the possible effects of common birthing practices on the newborn.


The Diaper Diary (Diapers of the Breastfed Baby). Kay Hoover & Barbara Wilson-Clay, $20.95/pad (pad has 50 tear-off sheets)

The Diaper Diary (Diapers of the Breastfed Baby) is a hand-out for nursing mothers that shows the changes in the stool of a breastfeeding infant during the first week postpartum. It also contains photos of stools that indicate a need for follow up with a mother’s health care provider. The text in English, French and Spanish is written at a 4th grade reading level. The reverse side provides a log for recording the number of stools and wet diapers on a daily basis for the first week postpartum. Each Diaper Diary pad has 50 tear-off sheets with photos on the front and an easy-to-use log form on the back.


Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment, 3rd Edition. Edited by Christof Schaefer, Paul Peters & Richard Miller, $107.95

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation, 3rd Edition is a quick and reliable reference for all those working in disciplines related to fertility, pregnancy, lactation, child health, and human genetics who prescribe or deliver medicinal products, and to those who evaluate health and safety risks. Each chapter contains twofold information regarding drugs that are appropriate for prescription during pregnancy and an assessment of the risk of a drug when exposure during pregnancy has already occurred.

Thoroughly updated with current regulations, references to the latest pharmacological data, and new medicinal products, this edition is a comprehensive resource covering latest knowledge and findings related to drugs during lactation and pregnancy.


Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: a Reference Guide to Neonatal Risk, 11th Edition. Gerald Briggs, Roger Freeman, et al. $158.50

The updated 11th edition lists more than 1,200 commonly prescribed drugs taken during pregnancy and lactation, with detailed monographs that provide the information you need on known or possible effects on the mother, embryo, fetus, and nursing infant.

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Emotional and Physical Trauma and Its Impact on Breastfeeding Mothers: Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 14. Dianne Cassidy, $20.95

Emotional and physical trauma have a role in breastfeeding success. But even though a mother may know that breastfeeding is best, past abuse, physical trauma, or psychological impairment may affect a mother’s ability to initiate or continue breastfeeding. Since more than 20-25% of women have been sexually abused, 25% have experienced intimate partner violence, more than 50% of adolescent mothers have experienced childhood sexual abuse, with an untold number of mothers and babies who have experienced birth trauma, it is likely that all health providers who work with moms and babies have clients that have experienced some form of abuse.

In Emotional and Physical Trauma and Its Impact on Breastfeeding Mothers, author Dianne Cassidy describes the different kinds of trauma and discusses ways to work with these moms. Sometimes this means helping them breastfeed, other times this means supporting whatever feeding decision works best for them and their situation. At all times it includes listening to the mom, watching for red flags, asking questions, and building her trust.


Evidence-Based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers: a Resource for Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition. Maria Pollard, $55.90

Breastfeeding is a major public health issue. Although initiation of breastfeeding is improving, the numbers who continue drop rapidly in the first few weeks highlighting that women need the support of their midwives and health visitors when beginning breastfeeding and throughout their child’s infancy. Based on the UNICEF UK BFI University learning outcomes, this newly updated textbook addresses the outcomes to ensure that students are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively promote and support breastfeeding mothers, including:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • building relationships
  • essential skills and good practice
  • guidance dealing with common problems
  • public health considerations
  • babies and mothers with special needs
  • complementary feeding

Suitable for both undergraduate students and practitioners undertaking continuing professional development, Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers is designed to aid learning. Each chapter begins with specific learning outcomes linked to the Baby Friendly outcomes, key fact boxes, clinical scenarios and activities.


Finding Sufficiency: Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue. Diana Cassar-Uhl, $25.50

Breastfeeding difficulty due to insufficient glandular tissue is something many mothers struggle with. Because this condition is still largely under-researched and misunderstood by practitioners who work with mothers during the perinatal period, women who experience breastfeeding problems due to insufficient glandular development also struggle to find support, both clinical and emotional, in dealing with them. This book aims to inform and support the efforts of breastfeeding mothers with low milk production due to insufficient glandular tissue, from both a scientific standpoint and an emotional one, covering the unique decisions and feelings that may be faced by someone who fully intended to breastfeed but felt betrayed by her body. The book also provides guidance for practitioners who seek to understand this condition and support their patients/clients who are dealing with it.

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Giving Breastmilk: Body Ethics and Contemporary Breastfeeding Practice. Edited by Rhonda Shaw & Alison Bartlett, $34.95

This fascinating collection of thoughtful discussions explores the production of breastmilk and the process of breastfeeding as a complex and invaluable social practice. GIVING BREASTMILK looks at the ethical relations breastfeeding generates, and traces the social anxieties around breastmilk into courts of law, news media, cinema and international politics.

This volume makes a substantial contribution to expanding the meanings of giving breastmilk and will be of interest to academics in anthropology and sociology as well as health professionals working with breastfeeding mothers.


Hale & Hartmann's Textbook of Human Lactation. Edited by Thomas Hale & Peter Hartmann, $97.50; Study Guide $47.95

Hale & Hartmann's Textbook of Human Lactation is a compilation of chapters on the science of human lactation. Written by the foremost scientists in their fields, these chapters cover everything from the composition of human milk to why breastfed infants need supplemental vitamin D; to how a variety of medications impact the breastfeeding couple. All breastfeeding health care providers need this textbook in their resource library!

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History and Assessment: It’s All in the Details. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 3. Denise Altman, $23.95

Lactation consultant Denise Altman discusses the information that should be obtained during the history taking part of the patient interview and shows how this information offers triggers for close observation during the physical assessment that help the health provider identify breastfeeding problems. Examples, case studies, and sample forms are included to better show the process.

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Hospital Breastfeeding Issues: Hypoglycemia, Jaundice, and Supplementation. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 11. Nancy Wight, $20.95

For women who intend to breastfeed, the hospital experience is critical. However, in most hospitals, this care falls short of evidence-based best practices that fully support mothers to be able to breastfeed.

Hypoglycemia, jaundice, and supplementation are common hospital issues that may compromise breastfeeding. In HOSPITAL BREASTFEEDING ISSUES, author Nancy Wight explains why managing these issues in an evidence-based and breastfeeding-supportive manner may preserve the breastfeeding relationship, extend breastfeeding duration, and improve the health of the infant, mother, and community.

Dr. Wight describes the normal breastfeeding newborn in regards to feeding behavior, weight gain and loss, and stooling patterns. She gives breastfeeding-supportive management approaches for treating hypoglycemia and jaundice, and discusses how some hospital policies and practices interfere with optimal breastfeeding. Supporting mothers through hospital breastfeeding challenges can help mothers reach their breastfeeding goals. This well-cited book presents the evidence-based information clinicians need to care for hypoglycemic and jaundiced newborns and help new moms meet their breastfeeding goals.


How Breastfeeding Protects Women's Health Throughout the Lifespan: the Psychoneuroimmunology. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 9. Maureen Groer & Kathleen Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, $20.95

Researchers are discovering that breastfeeding is more protective of maternal health than previously imagined and that it dramatically lowers women's risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes during middle and old age, common causes of premature mortality for women. Previously the health benefits of breastfeeding were mainly focused on the infant. New data suggests that breastfeeding may have life-long effects for both mother and baby.

This monograph provides the latest evidence on how breastfeeding and human milk are the biological norms for mother and baby, and how artificial feeding puts both at risk for health problems throughout their lives. It presents information on the science of psychoneuroimmunology and applies it to the maternal-infant breastfeeding dyad, presenting the latest evidence that will inform practice and, hopefully, policy.

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Human Milk in the NICU: Policy into Practice. Lois Arnold, $153.95

This unique text covers the use of banked, or stored, human milk in the hospital for premature and sick infants, and discusses the advantages of human milk feedings and the elements of hazard or risk introduced by the use of formulas, including rationales for the use of both mother’s own milk and donor human milk in the NICU.

This reference also highlights domestic health policies that impact the use of human milk for sick and fragile infants, international models and policies for milk banking, the history of donor milk banking and how it came into being and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of milk banking services and donor human milk in the NICU.

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Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding, 2nd Edition. Linda Smith, $126.95

Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding examines the research and evidence connecting birth practices to breastfeeding outcomes.  It takes an in-depth look at the post-birth experiences of the mother and baby, using the baby’s ability to breastfeed as the vehicle, the mother’s lactation capacity as a factor, and the intact mother-baby dyad as the model to address birth practices that affect breastfeeding.  

The second edition has been completely revised to include new information on infant outcomes, including epidural anesthesia and Cesarean surgery, clinical strategies for helping the mother and baby recover from birth injuries, medications and complications, and information on the World Health Organization’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative with its Mother-Friendly Childbirth Module.


Infant and Young Child Feeding: Challenges to Implementing a Global Strategy. Edited by Fiona Dykes & Victoria Hall Moran, $109.99

Infant and Young Child Feeding explores in an integrated context the varied factors associated with infant and child nutrition, including global feeding strategies, cultural factors, issues influencing breastfeeding and economic and life cycle influences. Recognizing the many complexities and challenges that face practitioners working in the field, this landmark publication offers practical suggestions in this vitally important subject.

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Interaction and Relationships in Breastfeeding Families: Implications for Practice.  Keren Epstein-Gilboa, $27.95

Interaction and Relationships in Breastfeeding Families offers an amazing new view of the intricacies of family life. If you work with parents and babies, this insightful and intriguing book looks at how the most experienced breastfeeding consultant or clinician may be currently hindering rather than helping when teaching or counseling breastfeeding families.

Issues covered include the development of sensitive parenting styles through nursing; the reverberation of sensitivity in the family system; the evolvement of family themes that sustain physiological nursing and sensitivity; child, maternal, and paternal development through nursing; couple relations; and practitioner self-awareness. A brief review of history describes the impact of authoritarian figures on nursing and the salient themes that promoted or interfered with the development of physiological and maternal nursing throughout history.  Feminism, artificial baby milk, breastfeeding aids, and breastfeeding in adoptive families exemplify other issues discussed. Each chapter ends with implications for practice.


An Introduction to Biological Nurturing: New Angles on Breastfeeding. Suzanne Colson, $30.95

Most health professionals believe that mothers need to be taught how to breastfeed. This book describes new research evidence suggesting that mothers and babies innately know how to breastfeed, and introduces a new approach called biological nurturing. Biological nurturing is a collective term for optimal breastfeeding states and positions whose interaction release spontaneous behaviours helping mothers and babies get started with feeding.

Biological nurturing is quick and easy to do. Most moms and babies automatically move into the correct positions if left on their own. The challenge for health professionals lies with understanding the releasing mechanisms and learning how to help mothers and babies do what comes naturally. This book restores confidence in nature's biological design and in mothers' innate capacity to breastfeed.


It Takes a Village: the Role of the Greater Community in Inspiring and Empowering Women to Breastfeed. Edited by Paige Hall Smith & Miriam Labbock, $38.95

It Takes a ViIlage reflects the ancient idea that raising healthy, wise children is a social good. Our villages can support women by helping them integrate mothering with employment, increasing access to human milk, improving media support, and reducing inequities in care. It Takes a Village represents the best of recent scholarship in breastfeeding, with 40 papers from the 2013 Breastfeeding and Feminism conference. Together, they form a compelling and readable volume showing where breastfeeding advocates have been and where they need to go next.

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Keep the Fires Burning: Conquering Stress and Burnout as a Mother-Baby Professional. Micky Jones, $23.95

Are you a busy mother-baby professional who is stressed to the max? Do you find the 24/7 lifestyle of always being on call for your clients, family obligations and the necessity to build a business more than you can handle? You may be preaching, "Take care of yourself!" to new parents, while suffering from stress-induced illness and disease. In Keep the Fires Burning, author Micky Jones provides concrete evidence of the consequences of putting everyone else's needs before your own and gives practical suggestions for taking back your life and your health. This book covers:

  • The reality of work as a mother-baby professional
  • The six flames that can destroy your passion - individual stress, secondary stress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout, and depression
  • How empathy affects your work
  • How who you are, what work you do, and your sphere of influence impacts how stress affects you
  • Life strategies to eliminate stress
  • A personal self-care plan for home and work

If you love your work, but are stressed and/or burned out and want a balanced life, this book can help! Find out how Micky Jones found her way back to the balanced life she loves and how you can employ her techniques to make your life better.


Lactation Management I: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

This clinical monograph provides the latest insights from thought leaders on topics such as:

  • The impact of marijuana breastfeeding infants
  • Visitation rights post-divorce for breastfeeding infants
  • Dental caries and the breastfeeding infant
  • Helping breastfeeding mothers avoid carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injuries
  • Omega-3s supplementation in pregnant and postpartum women
  • Pediatric nurses and breastfeeding support
  • Vitamin D recommendations for pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Breastfeeding after the use of radiology contrast dyes

Lactation Management II: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

This volume provides the latest insights from thought leaders on topics such as:

  • Breastfeeding support provided by Baby Cafť USA
  • How and when to use the WHO and CDC growth charts
  • Using WHO growth charts to educate mothers rather than using it to diagnose infants
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions for mothers to express milk at work
  • 5 factors that help working mothers meet their breastfeeding goals
  • Strategies used by breastfeeding mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals

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Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African-American Moms. Katherine Barber, $21.50

Do you need help promoting breastfeeding to your African-American clients? Katherine Barber, founder of the African American Breastfeeding Alliance shares her experience and knowledge with you in Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African-American Moms. Designed for health professionals, Barber discusses the following topics:

  • The lower rate of breastfeeding and how prevalent diseases in the African-American community could be impacted by increased breastfeeding rates
  • The history of African women brought to America and how slavery has impacted breastfeeding in this population
  • The barriers to breastfeeding for the African-American mother
  • How to successfully communicate with and counsel your African-American clients
  • Help African-American mothers return to work and continue to breastfeed
  • Reach out to the African-American community to get their help in supporting breastfeeding mothers

Legal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLC. Elizabeth Brooks, $118.95

LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES FOR THE IBCLC is the only text that covers the day-to-day legal and ethical challenges faced by the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in the workplace ó in any work setting or residence. Since lactation management crosses many disciplines in the healthcare arena, most IBCLCs carry other licenses and titles. Consequently, what they can and cannot do while performing their lactation consultant role is of vital importance, information that is often difficult to find.

LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES FOR THE IBCLC is a practical resource that provides guidance on what is proper, legal, and ethical IBCLC behavior. It reflects the 2011 IBLCE Code of Professional Conduct and discusses how to devise an appropriate, safe, legal, and ethical plan of action in the consultation of a breastfeeding dyad.


Listening Visits in Perinatal Mental Health: a Guide for Health Professionals and Support Workers. Jane Hanley, $67.00

Listening Visits in Perinatal Mental Health focuses on how women and families suffering from perinatal mental illness can be supported by a wide range of practitioners. Based on the skills of attentive listening, it is designed for use by health professionals and support workers concerned with maternal mental health and the mental health of the family.

With chapters focused on listening to mothers, fathers and infants and paying attention to cultural diversity, Listening Visits in Perinatal Mental Health builds on the knowledge that many professionals working with new mothers already have about perinatal mental health. It focuses on developing the skills needed to put this knowledge into practice and includes case examples and follow-up activities throughout.

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The Little Green Book of Breastfeeding Management, 5th Edition. Gail Hertz, $12.50

Written by a pediatrician while she was doing her residency AND the new mother of a breastfeeding baby, The Little Green Book of Breastfeeding Management has become an indispensable guide to frontline healthcare providers.

Quick, easy access to breastfeeding information in a palm-size book makes The Little Green Book of Breastfeeding Management a perfect tool for nurses, midwives, doctors, and peer support leaders.


Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation: a Guide for the Practitioner, 2nd Edition. Karin Cadwell, et al, $137.95

Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation explores the characteristics of breastfeeding problems that can be seen, heard, or observed, and allows the assessor to distinguish between breastfeeding problems and actual medical issues. This revised edition includes extensive new colored pictures and diagrams, as well as additional key information on the challenges of breastfeeding a premature infant.


Medication Safety in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: the Evidence-Based A to Z Clinicianís Pocket Guide. Gideon Koren, MotherRisk/Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, $72.95

This handy guide delivers quick evidence-based guidance on the effects of prescription and OTC medications, as well as herbals, chemicals and radiologicals, on the mother, fetus and nursing infant.

This pocket guide is the companion to the full text: Medication Safety in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding. Gideon Koren, MotherRisk/Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, $105.00

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Medications and Mothers’ Milk 2017, 17th Edition. Thomas Hale & Hilary Rowe, $83.95

Medications and Mothers' Milk is the worldwide-bestselling drug reference on the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers, providing you the most current, complete, and evidence-based information.

Extensively updated throughout, the 17th Edition includes hundreds of new drugs, diseases, vaccines, and syndromes. The appendices provide information on radioactive drugs and tests, and over-the-counter drugs.

Written by world-renowned Clinical Pharmacologist, Dr. Thomas Hale, and assisted by Dr. Hilary Rowe, this drug reference provides everything that is known about the transfer of various medications into human milk, the use of radiopharmaceuticals, the use of chemotherapeutic agents, and vaccines in breastfeeding mothers. Features include:

  • Updated throughout with new data on 1,115 drugs, syndromes, vaccines, and herbals
  • Contains new tables to compare the suitability of psychiatric medications and pain medication
  • Includes many new radiocontrast agents and other diagnostic procedures

Mentoring Our Future. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 6.Denise Altman, $23.95

Mentoring is more than just training! Denise Altman begins with the basic structure for mentoring and adds real life stories about good and bad mentoring experiences. Altman includes practice challenges from real life scenarios to stimulate your thinking about creative ways to solve problems in your practice setting.

Mentoring Our Future does not tell you what to teach, but rather gives you the elements of mentoring and tells you:

  • How to create a mentoring program or process
  • The history of mentoring and considerations for mentoring
  • The levels of mentoring, from observation to internship
  • How to identify who to mentor
  • How to create an individualized mentoring experience
  • What to do if the mentoring relationship breaks down
  • How to move on after the mentoring relationship ends

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Milk Supply: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

Milk Supply is a collection of recent articles in one convenient volume. Health care providers will find the latest insights from thought leaders on the following issues related to milk supply.


New Insights Into Vitamin D During Pregnancy, Lactation, & Early Infancy. Carol Wagner, Sarah Taylor & Bruce Hollis, $20.95

Vitamin D is a preprohormone that has profound effects on metabolism and immune function that extend far beyond the traditional thinking of bone and calcium metabolism. Researchers are only just beginning to understand its effects on various organ systems throughout the body - from epidemiological studies to its actions at the cellular level. This research-based book explores the controversies surrounding vitamin D supplementation and what can be done by health care professions to prevent deficiency.


The Nipple and Areola in Breastfeeding and Lactation: Anatomy, Physiology, Problems, and Solutions. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 7. Marsha Walker, $22.95

The nipple and areola are the crucial interface between the breast and the infant. Problems with these structures, particularly pain and trauma, represent one of the most frequent causes of early termination of breastfeeding. This book examines the nipple and areola through a comprehensive description of the structure of the nipple, how it functions, its problems, and suggested solutions. This book covers the newest data in the structure and function of the nipple and areola gathered from computer reconstruction, ultrasound, and other study modalities.

Practical and usable care plans provided for problematic situations make the book of real practical value.

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Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Depression: Evidence-based Support of Omega-3s, Bright Light Therapy, Exercise, Social Support, Psychotherapy, and St. John’s Wort. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 1. Kathleen Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, $20.95

Pregnant and postpartum women are at increased risk for depression, and the health effects of depression for both mother and baby are too serious to ignore. Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett summarizes current research and provides an evidence base for non-drug treatment modalities and how they impact breastfeeding. Drawing on research from the field of psycho-neuro-immunology, she describes why these treatments alleviate depression, and the specific clinical applications for each approach. These modalities are breastfeeding-friendly and offer mothers viable treatment alternatives that preserve the breastfeeding relationship.


The One Best Way? Breastfeeding History, Politics and Policy in Canada. Tasnim Nathoo & Aleck Ostry, $34.99

In recent years, breastfeeding has been prominently in the public eye in relation to debates on issues ranging from parental leave policies, work/family balance, public decency, the safety of our food supply, and public health concerns such as health care costs and the obesity “epidemic.”

Breastfeeding has officially been considered “the one best way” for feeding infants for the past 150 years of Canadian history. This book examines the history and evolution of breastfeeding policies and practices in Canada from the end of the nineteenth century to the turn of the twenty-first. The authors’ historical approach allows current debates to be situated within a broader social, political, cultural, and economic context. Drawing upon government reports, academic journals, archival sources, and interviews with policy-makers and breastfeeding advocates, the authors trace trends, patterns, ideologies, and policies of breastfeeding in Canada.


Oxytocin: the Biological Guide to Motherhood. Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg, $39.95

What role does oxytocin play in the many changes that occur during pregnancy and breastfeeding designed to make mothers better mothers? How does birth, breastfeeding, and skin-to-skin contact affect oxytocin release? How do birth interventions — epidurals, Caesarean sections, oxytocin infusions, and medications — impact oxytocin release? And how does oxytocin release (or lack of) impact the mother and baby?

After many years of researching oxytocin, author, physician, and researcher Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg presents compelling scientific data that demonstrates the important role oxytocin plays in motherhood. Dr. Uvnäs-Moberg describes how oxytocin helps mothers access an inborn female competence that helps them transition to motherhood and give birth more easily, feel better after birth, breastfeed with fewer problems, and establish a good connection with their children. She also explains the impact oxytocin release has on infants — helping them become better at handling stressful situations and impacting their future health.

This book provides scientific data to demonstrate that oxytocin plays an important role far beyond stimulation of uterine contractions during birth and milk ejection during breastfeeding. Anyone working with pregnant and breastfeeding mothers will find this book enlightening and thought-provoking. It will give you evidenced-based information to change practices to protect oxytocin release during birth and in the postpartum period and to better inform new mothers about the role oxytocin plays in pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding; the importance of natural birth, skin-to-skin contact, and breastfeeding; and the impact of birth interventions.

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Passionate Journey: My Unexpected Life. Marian Leonard Tompson, $23.95

What does it take to change established childbirth practices, hospital procedures, infant nutrition standards, and cultural norms that work against the best interests of mothers and their babies?

It takes a woman who is passionate about all of those things, and who unknowingly took the first steps of a journey that would ultimately lead to the founding of La Leche League International and a life devoted to speaking up and speaking out for mothers and babies around the world.

Part biography, part memoir, Passionate Journey: My Unexpected Life tells the story of a shy 1950s stay-at-home mother who became a childbirth and breastfeeding advocate whose influence reached around the globe.


Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, 3rd Edition. Karin Cadwell & Cindy Turner-Maffei, $68.95

Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third Edition is an essential resource for new and experienced lactation care providers. Convenient and easy-to-use, it offers problem solving and counseling strategies for the wide-variety of situations commonly encountered by those working with child-bearing families. Topics include breastfeeding and public health, the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding for hospitals and birth centers, normal breastfeeding, and addressing challenges from both the motherís and babyís perspective.

Completely updated and revised, the Third Edition includes new metric charts, updated growth expectations, new guidelines, the latest research, and an expanded glossary.


The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts Are Bad For Business, 3rd Edition. Gabrielle Palmer, $22.95

In her powerful book Gabrielle Palmer describes how big business uses subtle techniques to pressure parents to use alternatives to breastmilk. The infant feeding product companies’ thirst for profit systematically undermines mothers’ confidence in their ability to breastfeed their babies and puts infants at risk world-wide.

An essential and inspirational eye-opener, The Politics of Breastfeeding challenges our complacency about how we feed our children and radically reappraises a subject which concerns not only mothers, but everyone: man or woman, parent or childless, old or young. Revealing and thought provoking, The Politics of Breastfeeding exposes infant feeding as one of the most important public health issues of our time.

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Professional Development: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

Professional Development is a collection of articles with the latest insights from thought leaders that will help you continue to grow as a lactation consultant.


Pumps and Pumping Protocols. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 10. Marsha Walker, $20.95

Pumping breastmilk is a very personal behavior for most women. Surveys indicate women want a pump that works quickly, obtains a sufficient quantity of milk from each breast, and does not cause pain. A pump that works for one mom may not work as well for another mom for a variety of reasons. Many mothers have found interventions and techniques that make their pumps work better.

In this three-part book, Marsha Walker shares information on the history and regulation of breast pumps, the mechanics of pumps, a review of the literature, types of pumps, ways to pump more effectively, flanges, how to choose a pump, pumping protocols, how to troubleshoot problems, and how to deal with low milk supply.


Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, 2nd Edition. Judith Lauwers, $67.95

Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition is an easy-to-use resource for healthcare professionals working with breastfeeding women and their families. An invaluable tool for clinicians, educators, students, and interns, each chapter includes clinical management strategies, key clinical competencies, and tutorials that test comprehension and clinical application with short answer questions and counselling scenarios. Completely updated and revised, the Second Edition incorporates inclusive language throughout to provide an equal and diverse approach to assisting breastfeeding families.

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Regulating Infant Formula. George Kent, $22.50

Most of us assume that our government or some international agency is monitoring the quality of infant formula, but who is actually making sure the product helps to make our children as healthy as possible?

Manufacturers keep coming up with newer and more expensive versions of infant formula, but do we really know how they will affect children's health in the long-term? What consideration is given to the healthcare costs linked to different methods of feeding?

George Kent has been analyzing the policy issues surrounding children's nutrition for decades. Here he presents compelling evidence on issues surrounding infant formula regulation and identifies the systematic failures in the current regulation of infant formula. This book covers:

  • The regulatory framework
  • Formula's impact on health
  • The assumption of safety of infant formula
  • Outdated and counterfeit infant formula
  • Additives and Nutritional adequacy
  • Distribution by governments
  • Strengthening regulations and future research

If you are a parent trying to decide whether to breastfeed or formula feed your baby, or if you are a healthcare provider who educates parents on feeding choices, you need to read this book.


Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes. Catherine Watson Genna, $27.95

In Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools, lactation consultant Cathy Watson Genna shares her knowledge on which tools to use in various situations, critically reviewing the existing research on a tool category and providing clinical guidance for effective use of each. Each tool entry includes a picture, description, how to use, contact information, price, advantages, disadvantages, and suggested uses.

Areas covered by the book include:

  • sore nipple treatments
  • nipple everters
  • supplementers
  • cups and spoons
  • finger feeders

Mothers look to lactation consultants to provide unbiased, scientific information about breastfeeding products. When you can provide this information, family finances, the IBCLC profession, and breastfeeding outcomes all benefit. This book is a “must have” for lactation consultants and clinicians who work with breastfeeding moms and babies.

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Supplementation of the Breastfed Infant: Criteria, Decisions, and Interventions. Clinics in Human Lactation Volume 13. Marsha Walker, $20.95

Are you working with a breastfed baby that needs to be supplemented? Marsha Walker describes why supplementation has become so commonplace, what it does to the gut flora of the breastfed baby, the future health problems caused by altering an infant's gut flora, and how supplementation impacts the breastfeeding relationship. Does giving the baby "just one bottle" really change gut flora? Walker describes research that has investigated this issue and the surprising results.

But what if a baby really needs to be supplemented? Walker describes circumstances when supplementation of a breastfed infant might be necessary and how to supplement, doing as little damage to the breastfeeding relationship and the infant's gut flora as possible. If you are a health provider who routinely gives newborns supplemental formula, read this book and see if the evidence changes the way you practice. If you are a lactation professional who works to correct the "damage" done by "just one bottle," this book will provide you the evidence you need to discuss this issue with mothers, families, physicians, and hospital staff to change supplementation practices in your area.


Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, 3rd Edition. Catherine Watson Genna, $116.95

Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Third Edition is an essential resource for healthcare professionals working with new mothers and infants. Using a multidisciplinary approach, it incorporates the latest research on infant sucking and clinical strategies to assistant infants with breastfeeding. With an emphasis on skills, it focuses on normal sucking function in addition to difficulties based in anatomical, cardiorespiratory, neurological, or prematurity issues. Completely updated and revised, the Third Edition explores new clinical strategies for facilitating breastfeeding, more conditions, and the latest guidelines. Throughout the text, numerous photos make techniques and recommended strategies easier to understand and replicate.


The 10th Step and Beyond: Mother Support for Breastfeeding. Virginia Thorley & Melissa Clark Vickers, $24.50

THE 10TH STEP AND BEYOND: MOTHER SUPPORT FOR BREASTFEEDING explores how different programs have supported the 10th step of the Ten Steps for Successful Breastfeeding. Virginia Thorley and Melissa Clark Vickers have brought together key people from countries around the world to describe what they are doing to support mothers to breastfeed. From Baby Cafes to La Leche League to male peer counselors, the authors in this book discuss the role mother support plays in helping mothers meet their breastfeeding goals. In the final chapters, the authors discuss why good programs fail and the ongoing need for financial sustainability.

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Unlatched: the Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy. Jennifer Grayson, $19.99

From an environmental journalist and mother of two young breast-fed children puts this most natural of processes to the test, by breaking down the complex cultural, corporate, political, and technological factors that have transformed the way people think about breastfeeding and the human experience.

Since the rise of infant formula in the early twentieth century, breastfeeding has gone from a basic biological function to a never-ending controversy and hot topic in the media. Clearly, this is a topic that constantly makes headlines and sparks heated discussion throughout the world.

Growing up, Jennifer Grayson thought nothing of the fact that her mother had not breastfed her. It wasn’t until she became a mother herself that she realized she had missed out on a natural, profound, and incredibly important experience, one that she became determined to give to her own children. Her curiosity about breastfeeding soon turned to passion, leading her to launch a worldwide search for knowledge and stories of breastfeeding.

From biblical times to eighteenth century France, from modern-day Mongolia to inner-city Los Angeles, Grayson explores the personal stories of breastfeeding women throughout history around the world. Along the way, she takes readers behind the scenes at a lactation research laboratory, interviews controversial breastfeeding figures, and shares her own personal experience of extended breastfeeding her preschool and toddler daughters.


The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture: Seeking Mother-to Mother Support in the Digital Age. Lara Audelo, $22.95

THE VIRTUAL BREASTFEEDING CULTURE explores how mothers have been using the Internet to support and connect with each other. Women have claimed the Internet as their own, and have created an elaborate infrastructure of virtual support. Spanning the course of almost two decades, online breastfeeding support has produced a thriving and expanding community of women committed to strengthening the sisterhood upon which so many mothers have come to rely. This book includes:

  • Stories from mothers just like you
  • Raw, honest, uplifting, hopeful, and at times humorous narratives 
  • A helpful list of resources and tips on how to use the Internet for breastfeeding support
  • A special section for lactation professionals on how and why they should connect with their clients through various social-media platforms

The WHO International Code of Marketing Breast-Milk Substitutes: History and Analysis, 2nd Edition. Sami Shubber, $38.95

The WHO International Code deals with a health issue that is of considerable importance to any society, namely, the healthy growth and development of infants. This volume is a thorough analysis of the provisions of the Code, and gives a detailed account of its history.

The aim of the International Code, its material scope and definitions, and certain known marketing practices to promote the use of breast-milk substitutes are described, as well as its implementation and the question of whether or not Member States of WHO are under a legal obligation to implement it. An appendix, containing the text of the International Code, and the relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly of WHO, and a bibliography and a detailed index conclude the volume.

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Complete Booklist

Achieving Exclusive Breastfeeding: Clinics in Human Lactation Volume 12. Miriam Labbok, Emily Taylor, & Kathy Parry, $20.95

Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow. Edited by Miriam Labbock & Paige Hall Smith, $40.95

Altering Hospital Maternity Culture: Current Evidence for the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 5. Sue Cox, $20.95

Biological Nurturing®: Laid-Back Breastfeeding for Mothers DVD. Suzanne Colson, Kittie Franz & Nancy Mohrbacher, $56.95 (28 minutes)

Birth and Breastfeeding: Rediscovering the Needs of Women During Pregnancy and Childbirth. Michel Odent, $29.95

Breast and Nipple Pain: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Procedures: a Guide for Healthcare Professionals. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 2. Diana West & Elliot Hirsch, $20.95

Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: a Guide for Helping Mothers. Nancy Mohrbacher, $86.50

Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: a Pocket Guide for Helping Mothers. Nancy Mohrbacher, $52.50

The Breastfeeding Atlas, 6th Edition. Barbara Wilson-Clay & Kay Hoover, $112.95

Breastfeeding A-Z, 2nd Edition: Terminology and Telephone Triage. Karin Cadwell, & Cynthia Turner-Maffei, $113.95

Breastfeeding Challenges Made Easy for Late Preterm Infants: the Go-To Guide for Nurses and Lactation Consultants. Sandra Cole, $93.95

Breastfeeding Conditions & Diseases: a Reference Guide. Anne Merewood & Barbara Philipp, $13.95

Breastfeeding: Contemporary Issues in Practice and Policy. Janet Dalzell, Elizabeth Rogerson & Linda Martindale, $57.95

Breastfeeding and Diseases: a Reference GuideE. Stephen Buescher & Susan Hatcher, $26.95

Breastfeeding and Employment: Making It Work, Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 8. Marsha Walker, $20.50

Breastfeeding: a Guide for the Medical Profession, 8th Edition. Ruth Lawrence & Robert Lawrence, $102.00

Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians, 2nd Edition. AAP & ACOG; Editor Richard Schanler, $96.95

Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, 5th Edition. Karen Wambach & Jan Riordan, $224.95

Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant: Improving Care and Outcomes. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 4. Marsha Walker, $20.95

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, 3rd Edition. Marsha Walker, $137.95

Breastfeeding and Medication. Wendy Jones, $58.50

Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity. Edited by Miriam Labbock, Brittany Chambers & Paige Hall Smith, $38.95

Breastfeeding Special Care Babies. Sandra Lang, $61.95

Breastfeeding Telephone Triage and Advice. Maya Bunik, $100.95

Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who Really Decides How We Feed Our Babies? Amy Brown, $22.95

Breastfeeding without Birthing: a Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances. Alyssa Schnell, $24.95

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A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression. Kathleen Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, $19.95

Cancer in Pregnancy and Lactation: the Motherisk Guide. Edited by Gideon Koren & Michael Lishner, $100.95

Clinical Instruction in Lactation: Teaching the Next Generation. Phyllis Kombol, Linda Kutner, Jan Barger & ILCA, $23.95

Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Patients, 2nd Edition. Thomas Hale & Pamela Berens, $32.50

Coach's Notebook: Games & Strategies for Lactation Education. Linda Smith, $64.50

Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Breastfeeding Therapy. Nikki Lee, $25.50

Complementary Feeding: Nutrition, Culture and Politics. Gabrielle Palmer, $18.95

Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review, Fourth Edition. Linda Smith, $130.95

Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding: Best Practices in the Maternity Setting. Karin Cadwell & Cindy Turner-Maffei, $133.95

The Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice, 3rd Edition. Edited by Marsha Walker,  Rebecca Mannel & Patricia Martens, $174.95

Counseling the Nursing Mother: a Lactation Consultant's Guide, 6th Edition. Judith Lauwers & Anna Swisher, $180.95

Cross-Cultural Caring: a Guide for Health Care Professionals, 2nd edition. Nancy Waxler-Morrison et al, $34.95

Cultural Competence: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

Delivery Self-Attachment. Lennart Righard, $31.95

The Diaper Diary (Diapers of the Breastfed Baby). Kay Hoover & Barbara Wilson-Clay, $20.95/pad (pad has 50 tear-off sheets)

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment, 3rd Edition. Edited by Christof Schaefer, Paul Peters & Richard Miller, $107.95

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: a Reference Guide to Neonatal Risk, 11th Edition. Gerald Briggs, Roger Freeman, et al. $158.50

Drugs for Pregnant and Lactating Women, 2nd Edition. Carl Weiner & Catalin Buhimschi, $175.00

Drug Therapy & Breastfeeding. Thomas Hale, $75.95

Effective Migraine Treatment in Pregnant and Lactating Women: a Practical Guide. Dawn Marcus, $88.95 (book & CD-ROM)

Emotional and Physical Trauma and Its Impact on Breastfeeding Mothers: Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 14. Dianne Cassidy, $20.95

Evidence-Based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers: a Resource for Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition. Maria Pollard, $55.90

Finding Sufficiency: Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue. Diana Cassar-Uhl, $25.50

GamePlan for Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding in the First 24 Hours of Life and Beyond. Edith Kernerman, Jack Newman & Eileen Park, $15.95

Giving Breastmilk: Body Ethics and Contemporary Breastfeeding Practice. Edited by Rhonda Shaw & Alison Bartlett, $34.95

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Hale & Hartmann's Textbook of Human Lactation. Edited by Thomas Hale & Peter Hartmann, $97.50; Study Guide $47.95

History and Assessment: It’s All in the Details. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 3. Denise Altman, $23.95

Hospital Breastfeeding Issues: Hypoglycemia, Jaundice, and Supplementation. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 11. Nancy Wight, $20.95

How Breastfeeding Protects Women's Health Throughout the Lifespan: the Psychoneuroimmunology. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 9. Maureen Groer & Kathleen Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, $20.95

Human Milk in the NICU: Policy into Practice. Lois Arnold, $153.95

Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding, 2nd Edition. Linda Smith, $126.95

Infant and Young Child Feeding: Challenges to Implementing a Global Strategy. Edited by Fiona Dykes & Victoria Hall Moran, $109.99

Interaction and Relationships in Breastfeeding Families: Implications for Practice.  Keren Epstein-Gilboa, $27.95

An Introduction to Biological Nurturing: New Angles on Breastfeeding. Suzanne Colson, $30.95

It Takes a Village: the Role of the Greater Community in Inspiring and Empowering Women to Breastfeed. Edited by Paige Hall Smith & Miriam Labbock, $38.95

Keep the Fires Burning: Conquering Stress and Burnout as a Mother-Baby Professional. Micky Jones, $23.95

The Lactation Consultant in Private Practice: the ABC's of Getting Started. Linda Smith, $172.95

Lactation Management I: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

Lactation Management II: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African-American Moms. Katherine Barber, $21.50

L-eat: The Elite Way to Latch — Empower, Attach, Transfer. Edith Kernerman, Jack Newman, Jean Kouba & Eileen Park, $10.00

Legal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLC. Elizabeth Brooks, $118.95

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Listening Visits in Perinatal Mental Health: a Guide for Health Professionals and Support Workers. Jane Hanley, $67.00

The Little Green Book of Breastfeeding Management, 5th Edition. Gail Hertz, $12.50

Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation: a Guide for the Practitioner, 2nd Edition. Karin Cadwell, et al, $137.95

Medication Safety in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding. Gideon Koren, MotherRisk/Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, $105.00

Medication Safety in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: the Evidence-Based A to Z Clinician’s Pocket Guide. Gideon Koren, MotherRisk/Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, $72.95

Medications and Mothers’ Milk 2017, 17th Edition. Thomas Hale & Hilary Rowe, $83.95

Mentoring Our Future. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 6. Denise Altman, $23.95

Milk Supply: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

New Insights into Vitamin D During Pregnancy, Lactation, & Early Infancy. Carol Wagner, Sarah Taylor & Bruce Hollis, $20.95

The Nipple and Areola in Breastfeeding and Lactation: Anatomy, Physiology, Problems, and Solutions. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 7. Marsha Walker, $22.95

Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Depression: Evidence-based Support of Omega-3s, Bright Light Therapy, Exercise, Social Support, Psychotherapy, and St. John’s Wort. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 1. Kathleen Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, $20.95

The One Best Way? Breastfeeding History, Politics and Policy in Canada. Tasnim Nathoo & Aleck Ostry, $34.99

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Oxytocin: the Biological Guide to Motherhood. Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg, $39.95

Passionate Journey: My Unexpected Life. Marian Leonard Tompson, $23.95

Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, 3rd Edition. Karin Cadwell & Cindy Turner-Maffei, $68.95

Professional Development: Clinical Lactation Monograph Series. Edited by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Scott Sherwood, $19.95

Pumps and Pumping Protocols. Clinics in Human Lactation, Volume 10. Marsha Walker, $20.95

Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, 2nd Edition. Judith Lauwers, $67.95

Regulating Infant Formula. George Kent, $22.50

Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes. Catherine Watson Genna, $27.95

Supplementation of the Breastfed Infant: Criteria, Decisions, and Interventions. Clinics in Human Lactation Volume 13. Marsha Walker, $22.95

Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, 3rd Edition. Catherine Watson Genna, $116.95

The 10th Step and Beyond: Mother Support for Breastfeeding. Virginia Thorley & Melissa Clark Vickers, $24.50

Unlatched: the Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy. Jennifer Grayson, $19.99

The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture: Seeking Mother-to Mother Support in the Digital Age. Lara Audelo, $22.95

The WHO International Code of Marketing Breast-Milk Substitutes: History and Analysis, 2nd Edition. Sami Shubber, $38.95

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