Primary care interventions to promote breastfeeding: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement

Ned Calonge, Diana B. Petitti, Thomas G. DeWitt, Allen Dietrich, Kimberly D. Gregory, Russell Harris, George Isham, Michael L. LeFevre, Rosanne Leipzig, Carol Loveland-Cherry, Lucy N. Marion, Virginia A. Moyer, Judith K. Ockene, George F. Sawaya, Barbara P. Yawn

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Abstract

Description: Update of a 2003 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on counseling to promote breastfeeding. Methods: The USPSTF evaluated the results of a systematic review, conducted by the Tufts-New England Medical Center Evidencebased Practice Center, of literature published since January 2007 on primary care-initiated, -conducted, or -referable activities to promote and support breastfeeding. Recommendation: The USPSTF recommends interventions during pregnancy and after birth to promote and support breastfeeding (Grade B recommendation).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-564
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume149
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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