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Overcoming clinical barriers to exclusive breastfeeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23178062     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although a large majority of US mothers now begin breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding rates fall far below national health objectives, with vulnerable populations being least likely to breastfeed exclusively. This article explores common personal and societal barriers to exclusive breastfeeding and offers evidence-based strategies to support mothers to breastfeed exclusively, such as ensuring prenatal education, supportive maternity practices, timely follow-up, and management of lactation challenges. The article also addresses common reasons nursing mothers discontinue exclusive breastfeeding, including the perception of insufficient milk, misinterpretation of infant crying, returning to work or school, early introduction of solid foods, and lack of support.
Authors:
Marianne Neifert; Maya Bunik
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1557-8240     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  2013-01-22     Revised Date:  2013-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-45     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude to Health
Breast Feeding* / methods,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Employment
Female
Hospitals
Humans
Infant
Infant Care* / methods,  psychology
Infant Formula
Infant, Newborn
Lactation* / physiology,  psychology
Maternal Health Services
Organizational Policy
Physician's Role
Pregnancy
Prenatal Care
Social Environment
Socioeconomic Factors
United States
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P30 DK048520/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS

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