Murray Enkin, Marc J. N. C. Keirse, James Neilson, Caroline Crowther, Lelia Duley, Ellen Hodnett and Justus Hofmeyr

in A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2000 | ISBN: 9780192631732
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191769726 | DOI:

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Chapter 46 covers breastfeeding, including antenatal preparation, early versus later suckling, the importance of correct positioning, the importance of flexibility, ‘supplementing’ the baby, ‘supplementing’ the mother, oral contraceptives, supporting breastfeeding mothers, nipple trauma, problems with milk flow, and problems with milk supply.

Chapter.  6110 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Primary Care ; Midwifery

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