Items in AFP with MESH term: Breast Feeding
Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding - Putting Prevention into Practice
Promoting and Supporting Breast-Feeding - Article
ABSTRACT: The family physician can significantly influence a mother's decision to breast-feed. Prenatal support, hospital management and subsequent pediatric and maternal visits are all-important components of breast-feeding promotion. Prenatal encouragement increases breast-feeding rates and identifies potential problem areas. Hospital practices should focus on rooming-in, early and frequent breast-feeding, skilled support and avoidance of artificial nipples, pacifiers and formula. Infant follow-up should be two to four days postdischarge, with liberal use of referral and support groups, including lactation consultants and peer counselors.
Impact of Breastfeeding Support - Cochrane for Clinicians