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Lactation

Physiology, Nutrition, and Breast-Feeding

Editors: Neville, Margaret (Ed.)

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This book had its genesIs In the frustrations of the editors in locating authoritative, up-to-date material for an interdisciplinary graduate course in mammary gland biology, lactation, and breast-feeding. As we turned to the original literature several reasons for the dearth of usable material became clear: (1) In the areas of mammary gland biology and physiology, particularly as they relate to the human, reviews simply have not kept up with current research, which has in the last two decades provided tremendous insight into the mechanisms of milk secretion and its control. (2) The lack of interest in human milk as infant food inhibited researchers until very recently from investigating human lactation. (3) Much of the relevant clinical information remains anecdotal with little scientific basis. In this book we have tried to present the fundamentals of mammary gland physiology at the organismic and cellular levels in a form readily understood by physicians, scientists, and other professionals. This basic information is accompanied by authoritative reviews of the nutritional and immunological properties of human milk and by clinically relevant chapters designed to help health care professionals deal with the medical problems of the breast-feeding mother and her infant. We have strived in these chapters for up-to-date, authoritative, but readable accounts. In so far as possible we have avoided areas where much of our understanding rests on speculation. In the clinical domain this was not always possible because of a lack of solid, scientific information about breast-feeding.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Lactation and Breast-Feeding

    Neville, Margaret C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Anatomy of the Breast

    Gould, Stanley F.

    Pages 23-47

  • The Mechanisms of Milk Secretion

    Neville, Margaret C. (et al.)

    Pages 49-102

  • Regulation of Mammary Development and Lactation

    Neville, Margaret C.

    Pages 103-140

  • Cellular and Molecular Aspects of the Hormonal Control of Mammary Function

    Neville, Margaret C. (et al.)

    Pages 141-177

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4613-3688-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4613-3690-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lactation
Book Subtitle
Physiology, Nutrition, and Breast-Feeding
Editors
  • Margaret Neville
Copyright
1983
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-3688-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-3688-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-3690-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 466
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations
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