The Breastfeeding Atlas, NEW 7th Edition
The Breastfeeding Atlas, NEW 7th Edition
ISBN - 978-0-9672758-9-5
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About the authors
Barbara Wilson-Clay has been assisting breastfeeding families since 1981. She became certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1987, and was recognized as a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association in 2008. Barbara maintains a private practice in Austin, Texas, and is a member of numerous local, national, and international boards and coalitions to promote breastfeeding. Her research and commentaries have been widely published. An outspoken advocate for the profession of lactation consulting, Barbara also helped found and served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Mothers Milk Bank at Austin. She served on the ethics committee of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, and is an active volunteer lobbyist in the Texas Legislature promoting breastfeeding as a health policy issue.
- Fellow of The International Lactation Consultant Association (FILCA)
- Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Mothers Milk Bank at Austin
- Legislative Lobbying Team member with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Austin Chapter
- Texas Breastfeeding Coalition
- Member of the Board of Directors for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, 1997-1999
Kay Hoover, M Ed, IBCLC, FILCA retired from her hospital job as a lactation consultant at the end of 2019. During the pandemic she provided many on-line presentations to maintain her career-long commitment to educating the next generation of lactation consultants. Kay became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1985 and was recognized as a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association in 2008. During her career she served as a lactation consultant for four different hospitals. Kay was also employed as a lactation consultant by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for the Breastfeeding Awareness and Support Program, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in the Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health, and the Center of Childhood Obesity Research at the Pennsylvania State University. In addition, she maintained a private practice for over 20 years. Kay has an international reputation as a lecturer, author, and clinical photographer. Since 1971 she has been a La Leche League Leader and a member of the Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition since its inception in 1992. She served for six years on the Board of Directors of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Kay and Charlie, her husband of 55 years, raised their sons, Douglas, Steven, and David, in the Philadelphia area and are the grandparents of Daniel, Eric, and Robert.
At first, I was dreading reading through this book because it's a flip back and forth type of review. It's not bad once you delve into it. Some pictures seem a little old grained, however the CULTURE that appear in the photographs are put together beautifully. I can tell this book was blood, sweat, and tears to publish... and to keep updated! A common critique all readers likely have is: we wish this book were more durable, because by chapter 6, you tend to notice the spiral wearing out and up from the pages. I cannot give thanks to KH and BWC, enough! Thank you for your efforts and all your help. You've put a great piece of lactation education literature together. Thank you for this masterpiece!
The content is great of course, but the cover seems like it will not last long at all and will have the "worn and torn" look in no time. I like the spiral option but the cover needs to be of better quality.
I am an IBCLC and Doctor of Public Health and love that there is a new edition out. It is always great to keep up with the current knowledge.
I bought this new edition just in time to use it to study for my first IBCLC exam. I felt it helped me prepare well, not simply because of the clinical photos but the text descriptions are very well written, making it easy to understand the significance of certain features of the photos as well as the context that surrounds them. I am very glad to have this resource on my bookshelf!
Glad they added a section about covid!