Further Reading

There are a huge number of respected books on lactation and infant feeding. Below is a selection of texts that may be useful to the General Practitioner:


Infant Feeding

  • Infant and Young Child Feeding: Model Chapter for Textbooks for Medical Students and Allied Health Professionals World Health Organisation (2009) ISBN-13: 978-92-4-1597494. Available online as a pdf
  • Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession Lawrence R.A & Lawrence R.M, Elsevier (8th Edition 2015) ISBN-13: 978-0323357760
  • Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician Walker M, Jones & Bartlett Learning (4th Edition 2017) ISBN-13: 978-1284091045
  • Infant Feeding and Nutrition for Primary Care Bentley D, Aubrey S & Bentley MM, CRC Press (2002) ISBN-13: 978-1857758665
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding Weissinger D, West D & Pitman T, Pinter & Martin (8th Edition 2010) ISBN-13: 978-1905177400
  • Milk Matters: Infant Feeding and Immune Disorder Minchin M, BookPOD (2015) ISBN-13: 978-0959318319

Drugs in Breastmilk

  • Breastfeeding and Medication Jones W, Routledge (2013) ISBN-13: 978-0415641067
  • Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment Schaefer C, Peters P & Miller R, Academic Press (3rd edition 2014) ISBN-13: 978-0124080782

Tongue Tie

  • Tongue Tie – From Confusion to Clarity Fernando C, Tandem Publications ISBN: 0646352547

Baby Carrying

  • Why Babywearing Matters Knowles R, Pinter & Martin Ltd (2016) ISBN-13: 978-1780665351

Maternal Mental Health

  • A Breastfeeding Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression Kendall-Tackett K, Praeclarus Press (2015) ISBN-13: 978-1939807298
  • Healing Breastfeeding Grief Jacobson H, Rosalind Press (2016) ISBN-13: 978-0979599521

Wider Issues

  • The Politics of Breastfeeding Palmer G,  Pinter & Martin (2009) ISBN-13: 978-1905177165
  • Breastfeeding Uncovered Brown A, Pinter & Martin (2016) ISBN-13: 978-1780662756

Published April 2017