Breastfeeding and Diseases

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Can I breastfeed if I have diabetes? Can I breastfeed if my baby has PKU? These and many other medical conditions are covered in Breastfeeding and Diseases.

Breastfeeding and Diseases describes common diseases mothers and babies may have, discusses how the diseases are usually treated, explains how breastfeeding may help the disease or if it is contraindicated, and gives a summary recommendation. Written by E. Stephen Buescher, a leading pediatrician and researcher, and Susan W. Hatcher, a private practice lactation consultant, Breastfeeding and Diseases is a resource you will go to often.

This reference guide includes:

-A description of each disease
-Common treatment for the disease
-The impact of breastfeeding on the disease
-How the disease will impact breastfeeding
-A summary that states whether breastfeeding is recommended if mother or child has the disease and what precautions the mother needs to take when breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and Diseases is the perfect addition to your breastfeeding resource library. Every clinician and lactation counselor needs this book on his/her bookshelf! Breastfeeding and Diseases is a resource that can help you meet these challenges successfully and provides practical, top-line information on critical topics in a format you can use quickly and easily.

E. Stephen Buescher, M.D., is a Professor of Pediatrics and a member of the Division of Pediatric Basic Sciences. He joined Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1992 and since that time he has directed a laboratory focused on the studies related to inflammation, its cellular and humoral components, and the anti-inflammatory characteristics of human milk.

Dr. Buescher practices Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters and is on the faculty of Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has a clinical interest in phagocyte functional disorders, and is active in medical student teaching as the Director of the MSII Pathophysiology Course and as a lecturer and laboratory preceptor in the MSII Microbiology & Immunology course. He also teaches General Pediatrics (3rd-year students) and Pediatric Infectious Diseases (4th-year medical students). He is the Director of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and the Medical Director of Infection Control and the Clinical Microbiology laboratory at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Susan W. Hatcher, RN, BSN, IBCLC, has been a women’s health nurse for nearly twenty years, and an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1992. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, supporting normal newborns and high-risk premature infants. For fifteen years Susan developed and managed an inpatient and outpatient comprehensive lactation program for a major health system. She is now in private practice and owner of HealthSource for Women where she focuses on infant oral-motor issues, general feeding difficulties, and maternal problems. Susan also has a passion for professional education and has organized a major lactation conference on the East Coast for the last fifteen years.


Authors: E. Stephen Buescher, M.D., and Susan W. Hatcher, RN, BSN, IBCLC

ISBN: 9780981525716

Total Pages: 144



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