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Pediatricians and breastfeeding promotion: attitudes, beliefs, and practices.
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PMID:  22204463     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Abstract This study investigated both the degree to which pediatricians promote breastfeeding in their practices, and the attitudes and beliefs about breastfeeding which are associated with their breastfeeding promotion activities. We interviewed a sample of 59 pediatricians from a large urban area who had a variety of practice types and differing patient populations. Almost one half of the pediatricians in this study reported they did not routinely recommend breastfeeding to the mothers of their patients. In addition, few specific interventions to assist in breastfeeding continuation were reported. However, the overwhelming majority of pediatricians sampled reported very favorable attitudes toward breastfeeding promotion by pediatricians. Infrequent prenatal pediatric visits and the lack of formal training in breastfeeding and its management are discussed as potential barriers to more active participation of pediatricians in current efforts to achieve increased rates of breastfeeding.
Authors:
D F Michelman; R R Faden; A C Gielen; K S Buxton
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health promotion : AJHP     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0890-1171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Promot     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-12-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8701680     Medline TA:  Am J Health Promot     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-6     Citation Subset:  -    
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