American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Editor in chief: Richard J. Schanler, MD, FAAP, FABM; Co-editors: Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM, Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC, Sharon B. Mass, MD, FACOG, FABM, Lawrence Noble, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC
The Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians, 3rd Edition, is the definitive resource on breastfeeding initiation, maintenance, support, and advocacy. Jointly developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), this must-have handbook features the most important and up-to-date developments in breastfeeding practice, research, policies, and outreach guidance, assembled by an expert physician panel.
All health professionals in your practice will refer to this convenient handbook again and again for easily accessible answers, solutions, and teaching and learning aids.
The third edition contains a wealth of practice-focused advice based on frontline clinical experience and the latest evidence for breastfeeding.
New in the 3rd Edition
Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC
Dr. Joan Younger Meek is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and the Designated Institutional Official for The Florida State University College of Medicine. In these roles, she oversees The Florida State University College of Medicine sponsored residency programs. As Clerkship Director, Dr. Meek coordinates the pediatric curriculum and training of third- and fourth-year medical students at the Orlando Regional Campus.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Obstetric Practice
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Obstetric Practice considers all clinical aspects of the practice of obstetrics (including maternal and fetal medicine) and makes appropriate recommendations regarding needs in the areas of obstetric education, research, and development.
The committee develops state-of-the-art commentaries, such as Committee Opinions, Technology Assessments, and Practice Advisories, on new techniques and their appropriateness for clinical application, and on obstetric subjects related to clinical management as necessary.
The committee oversees the development of Guidelines for Perinatal Care in conjunctions with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP’s) Committee on Fetus and Newborn, and collaborates closely with the other ACOG committees and other organizations such as the American Academy of Family Physicians; the American Society for Anesthesiology, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; the American College of Nurse-Midwives; the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists.
Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM
Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Healthcare in Camden, NJ. Dr Feldman-Winter is recognized nationally and internationally for her work related to breastfeeding education programs and nutrition policy. She is Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding and former Chair of the Policy and Education Committees and executive committee for the AAP Section on Breastfeeding, AAP representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), and member of the AAP Task Force on SIDS. She is a Board member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and a member of the editorial board of the Breastfeeding Medicine journal. She was Faculty Chair for the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) Best Fed Beginnings Project and is now Co-Chair for the MCHB-funded NICHQ National Action Partnership for the Promotion of Safe Sleep-Improvement and Innovation Network (NAPPSS-IIN). She is also a consultant and Physician Lead for the Center for Health Equity Education and Research (CHEER) Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices (CHAMPS) phase II project, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MS, and the Bower Foundation.
Sharon B. Mass, MD, FACOG, FABM
Sharon B. Mass, MD, FACOG, FABM, is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist in private practice in Morristown, NJ, and serves as the Medical Student Clerkship Director for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morristown Medical Center. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, received her Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical College, and completed her residency in OB-GYN at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr Mass has held local, regional and national leadership positions in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for more than 25 years.She currently serves as the District III Treasurer, is a member of the Breastfeeding Expert Work Group, and represents ACOG on the United States Breastfeeding Committee and as an Editor of the AAP/ACOG Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians, now in its third edition.
Lawrence Noble, MD, FAAP, FABM
Lawrence Noble, MD, FAAP, FABM, is a neonatologist in New York City, currently at Elmhurst Hospital and at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is the Protocol Chair of the Section on Breastfeeding of the American Academy of Pediatrics and an author of the AAP 2017 Policy Statement on Donor Human Milk for the High-Risk Infant: Preparation, Safety, and Usage Options in the United States. He serves as Education Chair and Chair of Protocol Translations for the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and is an Associate Editor for its journal, Breastfeeding Medicine. He was first author of the ABM 2018 Protocol #12, Transitioning the Breastfeeding Preterm Infant from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to Home and an author of the ABM 2017 Position Statement on Informal Breast Milk Sharing for the Term Healthy Infant. He is co-chair of the Bronx Breastfeeding Coalition, a member of the New York City Promotion Leadership Council, the New York State Breastfeeding Team, and a member of the Medical Boards of the New York Milk Bank and the New England Milk Bank. He is an Associate Editor of the upcoming books Breastfeeding Medicine and the AAP/ACOG Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians.
“This book serves as an excellent resource on breastfeeding for anyone in the healthcare field who takes care of mothers and/or babies. It is a must-read for pediatricians, obstetricians, and those in training. The book includes the latest AAP and ACOG breastfeeding policies, as well as an updated discussion of legislative protections for mothers in the workplace, guidance on substance abuse, disaster preparedness, and COVID-19 recommendations.”
Meredith Grace Chardukian, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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