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Breastfeeding and Breast Milk–from Biochemistry to Impact: Göran Larsson, Michael Larsson (eds.)

Published by Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation. First Edition, Volume: 408 S.; Cover GEB; 2018; ISBN 978-3-13-220401-0; Price: EUR (D) 49,99; EUR (A):51,40; CHF:57,50
  • B. Vishnu BhatEmail author
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The family Larsson-Rosenquist foundation is one of the first organizations in the world with prime focus on promoting and supporting breast milk and breast milk feeding. This organization is based in Zug, Switzerland and was founded in 2013. It invests globally in projects and scientific research on breast -feeding and breast milk.

Exclusive breastfeeding is the most ideal feed for all newborns and young infants. Mother’s milk has several benefits for the baby. Even among very preterm and sick babies who cannot suck directly from the breast, expressed breast milk can be given by feeding tube or paladai. One may use milk from a human milk bank when milk from the baby’s biological mother is not available due to some reason.

This well brought out book has 4 parts with 23 chapters. The fifth part contains list of tables, figures and indexing details. The chapters have been placed in a systematic way covering all aspects related to breast milk feeding. Issues like initiation, technique of feeding, problems of not giving breast milk, nutritional contents in the milk, infections transmitted through milk, breast milk banking etc have been discussed in detail. These chapters have been written by nearly 30 experts in their respective fields. The foreward has been written by Dr. Michael Larsson and preface by Dr. Göran Larsson.

This well written book aims to empower decision makers and practitioners with the knowledge and skill required to increase promotion and support of breastfeeding practices and use of breast milk. All details are given in a simple reader friendly way. This complimentary copy of the book is available in both print and e-form. This book should find a place in libraries and departments dealing with young infant feeding. This book should be read by all Neonatologists, Obstetricians, Pediatricians, nurses and all those interested in breast milk feeding.

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pondicherry Institute of Medical SciencesPondicherryIndia
  2. 2.Department of NeonatologyJIPMERPondicherryIndia

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