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Breastfeeding provides significant health benefits for infants and mothers. However, the United States continues to fall short of the breastfeeding goals set by the Healthy People 2010 initiative. The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College...
Jul 15, 2008 Issue
Why Can't I Get My Patients to Exclusively Breastfeed Their Babies? [Curbside Consultation]
A recent report from the Agency for Health-care Research and Quality has confirmed the numerous benefits of breastfeeding to mothers and their babies.
Oct 1, 2006 Issue
CDC Reports on Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Breastfeeding [Practice Guidelines]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from the 2004 National Immunization Survey to find current estimates of racial and economic disparities in breastfeeding in the United States.
May 1, 2005 Issue
AAP Releases Updated Breastfeeding Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]
Case study: BS, a 26-year-old woman in her second trimester of pregnancy, comes to your office for routine prenatal care. She expresses concern because one of her relatives has told her that she should not breastfeed. You want to recommend breastfeeding and wonder how to counsel her.
Jan 15, 2004 Issue
Behavioral Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding: Recommendations and Rationale [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on counseling to promote breastfeeding, a new topic for the USPSTF.
Mothers who work outside the home initiate breastfeeding at the same rate as mothers who stay at home. However, the breastfeeding continuance rate declines sharply in mothers who return to work. While the work environment may be less than ideal for the breastfeeding mother, obstacles can be overcome...
A statement intended to update the list of agents transferred into breast milk and describe possible effects on the infant or lactation, if any are known, is now available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Breast milk is widely accepted as the ideal source of nutrition for infants. In order to ensure success in breastfeeding, it is important that it be initiated as early as possible during the neonatal period. This is facilitated by skin-to-skin contact between the mother and infant immediately follow...
Prescribing medications for a breast-feeding mother requires weighing the benefits of medication use for the mother against the risk of not breast-feeding the infant or the potential risk of exposing the infant to medications. A drug that is safe for use during pregnancy may not be safe for the nurs...