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. Written by Dr. Thomas Hale, a leading authority on medication use in breastfeeding mothers, and Dr. Pamela Berens, a boarded obstetrician/gynecologist, this book provides suggestions on the best possible approach to managing the many conditions seen in breastfeeding mothers.
- 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.
Authors: Thomas W Hale, PhD, and Pamela Berens, MD
Total Pages: 544
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|ILCA Print and Multimedia Reviews
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Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Patients, 3rd edition
Thomas W Hale, PhD, and Pamela Berens, MD
Hale Publishing, 2010
540 pages, appendices, glossary, index, US$29.95
Orders: Orders: Hale Publishing, LP, 1712 N. Forest Street, Amarillo, TX 79106 USA
Tel: 806-376-9900; toll free: 800-378-1317; fax: 806-376-9901
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What medications are used to treat migraine headaches? Endometriosis? Low back pain? How safe are medications to a breastfeeding baby when its mother needs treatment for these conditions? The answer for these and for over 80 more conditions can be found in this book. Its particular usefulness resides in the clustering of treatment medications around individual conditions in dedicated chapters.
Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Patients reframes and expands on information published in Medications in Mothers’ Milk (MMM) with the practicing clinician in mind. The length of coverage of a particular drug varies for each condition. For example, the Comment on metoclopramide spans 1.5 pages in Insufficient Milk Supply, 1 page in Migraine Headache, 12 lines in the section of Anesthetic Agents, and 8 lines in Tension Headache.
Each chapter contains the basic description of the condition/syndrome and its therapy, a list of treatment options and of medications (with the familiar AAP breastfeeding compatibility recommendation, Hale’s lactation risk category, recommended infant dose, and pregnancy risk category), concluding tips for the clinician according to currently recommended therapy(ies) based on evidence, and a short list of suggested reading. The reader is referred to MMM for the primary citations, which will limit the usefulness of this book for some. The Glossary is a list of abbreviations that is not in alphabetic order. The index pages are not numbered.
Lactation consultants will be particularly interested in 2 appendices, both of which should be at the fingertip of any practitioners caring from breastfeeding couples. Managing Hyperbilirubinemia in Healthy Term Newborns: The AAP Practice Standard tabulates baby’s age, bilirubin levels and recommended treatments in a user-friendly way. Guidelines for Glucose Monitoring and Treatment of Hypoglycemia in Term Breastfed Neonates brings up key points from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine’ Clinical Protocol #1.
Clinicians will find Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Patients both informative and easy to use, and should consult it regularly when caring for breastfeeding mothers and babies.
Nicole J Bernshaw, MSc, IBCLC
Salt Lake City, Utah USA..
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars]