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Title:
Breastfeeding made easy : a gift for life for you and your baby
Author:
González, Carlos, 1960- , author.
Uniform Title:
Regalo para toda la vida
Publication Information:
London : Pinter & Martin, 2014.
Physical Description:
336 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
First published as Un regalo para toda la vida by Ediciones Planeta Madrid, S.A.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781780660202
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Book

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In Breastfeeding Made Easy renowned paediatrician and father-of-three Carlos González, author of Kiss Me! How to raise your children with love and My Child Won't Eat!, brings his warmth and positivity to a subject close to his heart and his clinical practice: breastfeeding. In his characteristic friendly style, and by tackling head-on the real-life questions mothers have about breastfeeding, he explains: how breastfeeding works, and why most mothers, with support, can do it if they want to, how myths and misinformation can derail mothers, and how to avoid this, how to manage Introducing solid foods, weaning from the breast and going back to work, the proven health benefits of breastfeeding, for babies and their mothers, how treating illness, in mother and baby, needn't mean the end of breastfeeding, how breastfeeding can succeed even in difficult circumstances, the importance of good breastfeeding support, and how to access it, Dr González's extensive experience of supporting breastfeeding mothers and their babies, coupled with his scientific understanding of human lactation and his skill in explaining this to a non-medical audience, are combined here in a book that is an accessible, confidence-inspiring companion for every breastfeeding mother. Book jacket.


Author Notes

Carlos Gonzlez, a paediatrician and father of three, studied medicine in Barcelona. He teaches courses on breastfeeding for medical professionals and writes books and magazine articles on raising children for parents. His books Kiss Me! How to raise your children with love and My Child Won't Eat! are also published by Pinter Martin.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 13
1 How the Breast Worksp. 15
To the consumer's tastep. 15
The breast: how it works and what it is it forp. 19
The breast from the outsidep. 20
The unseen partsp. 21
Lactation hormonesp. 22
Prolactinp. 22
Oxytocinp. 24
Feedback Inhibitor of Lactation (FIL)p. 28
Control of milk volumep. 32
Control of milk compositionp. 34
2 How to Breastfeedp. 40
Hygienep. 41
Frequency and duration of feedsp. 41
Positioning: the key to successp. 50
Consequences of incorrect positioningp. 51
How to achieve the correct positionp. 56
Other positionsp. 62
Why do babies nurse incorrectly?p. 63
Post-partum interferencep. 63
Nipple and teat confusionp. 65
Lack of cultural modelsp. 68
Self-sacrificep. 69
3 Pregnancyp. 73
Breastfeeding support groupsp. 75
4 Giving Birthp. 76
Anaesthesiap. 76
Don't use iodinep. 77
Clamping the umbilical cordp. 78
5 Initiating Breastfeedingp. 81
Baby-friendly hospitalsp. 81
When your milk comes inp. 85
Weight lossp. 86
Breast compressionp. 87
Supplementsp. 88
6 A Few Interesting Facts about Babiesp. 92
Babies' breastsp. 92
The belly button and bathingp. 92
Poop. 94
Peep. 97
Sleepp. 99
Should I wake my baby in order to nurse him?p. 99
When will she start sleeping through the night?p. 100
Gasp. 101
Colicp. 104
Clarificationsp. 110
Teethingp. 111
Hungerp. 113
Growth spurtsp. 114
The three-month crisisp. 115
Breast refusalp. 115
'False' refusalp. 115
Infant pain or illnessp. 116
Problems of techniquep. 117
Changes that upset the babyp. 118
Refusal of one breastp. 118
How to overcome breast refusalp. 120
Weightp. 120
Growth curves aren't straightp. 120
Half of babies are below the averagep. 121
Children don't grow strictly along growth chart linesp. 121
If your baby really isn't gaining weight...p. 122
New growth charts for nursing babiesp. 123
There is no point in weighing your baby every weekp. 124
Constitutional growth delayp. 125
7 Breast Problemsp. 127
Inverted nipplesp. 127
Nipple painp. 131
Cracked nipplesp. 131
Tongue-tiep. 134
Nipple Candidiasisp. 135
Nipple infectionsp. 136
Raynaud's of the nipplep. 137
Nipple Eczemap. 139
Milk blistersp. 139
Breast shells and nipple shieldsp. 140
Breast inflammationp. 140
Engorgementp. 140
Blocked ductsp. 144
Mastitisp. 145
Breast abscessesp. 147
A breast too many?p. 148
8 Deficient Milk Secretion (Hypogalactia)p. 149
A few causes of genuine hypogalactiap. 151
Hypothyroidismp. 151
Placental retentionp. 152
Agenesis of mammary tissuep. 152
Surgeryp. 152
Sheehan's syndromep. 153
Congenital prolactin deficiencyp. 154
Malnourishmentp. 154
Galactogoguesp. 155
9 The Mother's Dietp. 158
How many caloriesp. 158
What to eatp. 159
The cow's dietp. 161
Forbidden foodsp. 162
Mysterious gasesp. 163
Foods that boost milk productionp. 164
Beerp. 164
Cow's milkp. 165
The vegetarian dietp. 166
Veganismp. 167
Vitamins and mineralsp. 170
Iodinep. 170
Vitamin B12p. 173
Ironp. 173
Calciump. 173
How much liquid?p. 176
Allergy preventionp. 176
Losing weightp. 177
10 Going Back to Workp. 179
Practical considerationsp. 179
Maternity leavep. 179
Breastfeeding breaksp. 179
Working part-timep. 180
Unpaid leavep. 181
Taking your baby to workp. 182
Who will look after my baby?p. 184
Meeting the childminderp. 188
What will she eat when I'm not there?p. 189
Becoming used to feedingp. 191
Expressing your milkp. 192
Getting the milk outp. 193
Conserving your milkp. 196
How to heat up breastmilkp. 197
Political considerationsp. 200
11 Complementary Feedingp. 203
A useful summaryp. 203
A few important detailsp. 203
A few useful tipsp. 205
The naming of thingsp. 209
A bit of historyp. 210
Why six months?p. 214
Theoretical nutrient requirements in infantsp. 214
Ironp. 218
Empirical datap. 221
12 Weaningp. 225
Spontaneous weaningp. 225
Mother-led weaningp. 226
13 Prescription Drugs and Other Substancesp. 228
The origin of the mythp. 230
A few general ideasp. 233
How to find informationp. 236
Patient information leafletsp. 237
Information onlinep. 238
PubMed, the mother of all databasesp. 238
How many days to take one pill?p. 240
Alcoholp. 242
Tobaccop. 244
Coffeep. 245
Radioactive isotopesp. 246
Environmental pollutantsp. 246
14 Illnesses of the Motherp. 249
Anaemiap. 249
Asthmap. 250
Allergiesp. 250
Myopiap. 250
Tooth decayp. 250
Epilepsyp. 251
Painp. 251
Colds and flup. 251
Stomach ulcersp. 252
Dental fillingsp. 252
Diabetesp. 252
Breast cancerp. 254
Cystic fibrosisp. 254
Infectious diseasesp. 255
Hepatitis Bp. 255
Hepatitis Cp. 256
HIV/AIDSp. 257
Tuberculosisp. 257
Diarrhoeap. 259
Chicken pox/shinglesp. 259
Herpes simplexp. 261
Hyperthyroidismp. 261
Hypothyroidismp. 262
Hypertension and heart diseasep. 262
Depressionp. 262
Prolactinomap. 264
Admission to hospitalp. 264
Ulcerative colitis (how to find information online)p. 265
15 Special Circumstancesp. 267
Twinsp. 267
Premature babiesp. 268
16 Infants' Diseasesp. 270
Jaundicep. 270
Down's syndromep. 274
Cleft lipp. 275
Cleft palatep. 275
Phenylketonuriap. 277
Jaw deformitiesp. 277
Neurological problemsp. 278
Congenital heart diseasep. 278
Diarrhoeap. 278
Lactose intolerancep. 280
Galactosemiap. 280
Milk and other food allergiesp. 281
Surgeryp. 284
Gastroesophageal refluxp. 285
Infant dental cariesp. 285
17 Miscellaneous Questionsp. 289
'I mix feed my baby. Can I stop bottle feeding her?'p. 289
'I stopped breastfeeding weeks ago, can 1 start again?'p. 291
'I took pills to dry up my milk...'p. 293
'Can I breastfeed an adopted baby?'p. 293
Caesarean sectionp. 294
Hair lossp. 294
X-raysp. 295
Hair dyeingp. 296
Physical exercisep. 297
Hair removal creamsp. 298
UVA raysp. 298
18 Breastfeeding and Fertilityp. 299
The contraceptive effect of breastfeedingp. 299
LAMp. 302
Other methods of contraceptionp. 303
Breastfeeding and pregnancy, tandem feedingp. 305
19 Breastfeeding and Healthp. 308
Breastfeeding and infant healthp. 308
Breastfeeding and maternal healthp. 311
20 Legal Protectionp. 313
21 Separation and Divorcep. 315
22 Guiltp. 317
23 How to Change the Worldp. 322
The power of the penp. 322
Indexp. 327
Mini Indexp. 336