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.

May 15, 2010 Issue
Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: L.M. is a 19-year-old woman who is pregnant for the first time. During her first prenatal visit, you ask what she has heard about breastfeeding.

Sep 15, 2008 Issue
Management of Mastitis in Breastfeeding Women [Article]

Mastitis occurs in approximately 10 percent of U.S. mothers who are breastfeeding, and it can lead to the cessation of breastfeeding. The risk of mastitis can be reduced by frequent, complete emptying of the breast and by optimizing breastfeeding technique. Sore nipples can precipitate mastitis. The...

Jul 15, 2008 Issue
Strategies for Breastfeeding Success [Article]

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]

Jul 1, 2004 Issue
Counseling for Breastfeeding [Putting Prevention into Practice]

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.

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