Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Breastfeeding: Common Questions and Answers [Article]

Breastfeeding is beneficial to both the mother and infant. Although most mothers initiate breastfeeding after birth, breastfeeding rates drop significantly by six months. Postdischarge primary care support for breastfeeding mothers and infants can increase breastfeeding rates and duration.

Mar 1, 2018 Issue
Effect of Pacifier Use on Duration of Breastfeeding [Cochrane for Clinicians]

In healthy, full-term, breastfeeding infants, there is moderate evidence that unrestricted pacifier use, started at birth or after lactation has been established, does not decrease the likelihood of continued exclusive or partial breastfeeding through four months of age.

Apr 15, 2017 Issue
Primary Interventions to Support Breastfeeding [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A.R., a 26-year-old woman, presents for a routine prenatal visit at 28 weeks' gestation. Her medical history is significant for poorly controlled asthma, and her family history is significant for breast cancer diagnosed in her mother. Her physical examination is unremarkable.

Apr 15, 2017 Issue
Primary Care Interventions to Support Breastfeeding: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends providing interventions during pregnancy and after birth to support breastfeeding.

Mar 1, 2016 Issue
The Impact of Contraception on Lactation [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Use of hormonal contraception does not appear to shorten breastfeeding duration or negatively impact infant growth, based on inconsistent evidence of moderate quality. It is unclear if hormonal contraception negatively impacts breast milk volume or composition. Overall, there was limited evidence re...

May 1, 2015 Issue
The Maternal Health Benefits of Breastfeeding [Editorials]

Jan 1, 2015 Issue
AAFP Releases Position Paper on Breastfeeding [Practice Guidelines]

Family physicians can have an important role in promoting breastfeeding, and are well positioned to provide support in the context of family-centered care. The position paper from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides key recommendations to assist family physicians in filling this role.

Dec 15, 2013 Issue
Does Delaying Complementary Foods Protect Children Against Allergic and Atopic Diseases? [AFP Journal Club]

Breastfeeding duration, rather than exclusivity, may be the most important factor in prevention of atopic diseases. Earlier introduction of foods commonly associated with allergies may help prevent allergic and atopic diseases, but these data are inconclusive.

Feb 1, 2013 Issue
Impact of Breastfeeding Support [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Proactive support in many forms, provided by health care professionals or laypersons, increases the duration of any breastfeeding (including partial and exclusive) and exclusive breastfeeding. Face-to-face support is superior to telephone-based interventions. Support for continued breastfeeding is m...

May 15, 2010 Issue
Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends interventions during pregnancy and after birth to promote and support breastfeeding.

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