All reading material is included in the courses or links to helpful websites are provided. We encourage you to purchase a good quality lactation text and perhaps consider adding a new book to your collection each year.

The Health e-Learning facilitators have combined their votes of their favourite lactation books as listed below.

Clinical

  • Riordan J, Wambach K - Breastfeeding and Human Lactation 5 th edition 2016
  • Wilson-Clay B, Hoover K - The Breastfeeding Atlas  6 th edition 2017
  • Lawrence R - Breastfeeding: a Guide for the Medical Profession 8 th edition 2015

Counselling

  • Lauwers J, Swisher A - Counseling the Nursing Mother 6th edition 2016

Advanced

  • Watson-Genna C - Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants 3 rd edition 2017
  • Hale TW, Rowe HE - Medications and Mother’s Milk, 2017 (available as an online option at http://medsmilk.com/)
  • Smith LJ - Impact of Birth Practices on Breastfeeding 2 nd Edition, 2009
  • West D, Marasco L - A Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, 2008
  • Hale TW, Hartmann PE - Textbook of Human Lactation 2008
  • Hanson L - Immunology of Human Milk 2004

Online Resources

Breastfeeding Advocacy and Action

  • WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action)
  • UNICEF UK
  • IBFAN (International Baby Food Action Network)

Counselling/ Mother Support

Other

Journals

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