Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians (3rd Edition)
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. Available for purchase at https://shop.aap.org/breastfeeding-handbook-for-physicians-3rd-edition-paperback/
3: Composition of Human Milk
There is no other stage in life in which a single food serves as the sole source of adequate nutrition, as human milk does for us in early infancy. Human milk is a dynamic, complex fluid that contains nutrients and bioactive factors needed for newborn and infant health and development. This chapter outlines the unique nutritional and other nonnutritive protective components found in human milk.