Reproductive Health Materials Working Group Materials in Print and Forthcoming Titles May 22, 1996

Institute for Reproductive Health

Materials in Print

  • The Lactational Amenorrhea Method: Are You Offering Your Clients All the Options?
    (English, French, and Spanish) Institute for Reproductive Health. (Washington DC: Institute for Reproductive Health) 1996.
    Designed for health service providers, this pamphlet outlines the basics of the Lactational Amenorrhea Method including client instructions for use, contraindications, and answers to several of the most commonly asked questions about the method.
  • Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM): Self-Study Module.
    (English) Farrell B, Scanlan K, Coly S, Armbruster D. (Washington DC: American College of Nurse-Midwives/Special Projects Section) 1996.
    Field-tested with public nurse-midwives, this training module is designed for self-motivated mid-level health professionals. The four-unit course covers the basics of the Lactational Amenorrhea Method and related issues. Each unit has a pre and post-test to measure comprehension of new concepts. (English) US$5.00
  • Lactation Education for Health Professionals: Annotated Curriculum.
    (English) American College of Nurse-Midwives and Institute for Reproductive Health. Washington DC: Institute for Reproductive Health, 1996.
    This comprehensive breastfeeding curriculum has been annotated to assist teachers or trainers in effectively presenting the information to a variety of health professionals. The packet includes the annotated curriculum and five books and five articles that are referenced in the curriculum. Books included are:

    • Breastfeeding: Protecting a Natural Resource
    • Breastfeeding: the technical basis and recommendations for action; Guidelines
    • Breastfeeding, Family Planning, and the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)
    • Helping Mother’s to Breastfeed
    • Lactation Education for Health Professionals.

    Articles in the packet are:

    • Clinical study of the Lactational Amenorrhea Method, (1991)
    • Consensus Statement on the Lactational Amenorrhea Method for Family Planning, (1996)
    • Risk of ovulation during lactation, (1990)
    • The Lactational Amenorrhea Method: A postpartum introductory family planning method with policy and program implications, (1994)
    • Toward Consistency in Breastfeeding Definitions, (1990).

    [Ruth Lawrence’s textbook, Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Health Professional, 4th edition, is available from Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 11830 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146] (English) US$30

Forthcoming Titles

  • Breastfeeding Saves Lives: The Impact of Breastfeeding on Infant Survival, Second Edition
    (English, French, Spanish)-June 1996
    A policy-oriented booklet that illustrates breastfeeding’s profound impact on infant deaths. Updated with new graphs and photos. Breastfeeding, Lactational Amenorrhea Method, and Natural Family Planning Interface Training Guide. July 1996 This booklet will be targeted at Natural Family Planning providers who wish to train other trainers on how to integrate LAM into their counseling procedures for couples needing advice during the breastfeeding period.
  • Case Studies on the Lactational Amenorrhea Method
    . Video-June 1996/Booklet-Fall 1996
    LAM projects around the world will be featured in this book and video. Various types of projects (child survival, multi-method family planning clinic, breastfeeding, governmental, non-governmental etc.) will describe the process of implementing LAM into an existing program. Each case will include background information, the approach used, results, conclusions or recommendations, and future activities. The video will be premiered at the NCIH Conference in June.