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Breastfeeding, Primary Care Interventions, 2016

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Recommendations: Primary Care Interventions to Support Breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding: Primary Care Preventions --Pregnant women, new mothers, and their children
    Grade: B
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends providing interventions during pregnancy and after birth to support breastfeeding.

    Frequency of Service:


    During pregnancy and after birth

    Risk Factor Information:

    This recommendation applies to pregnant women, new mothers, and their infants and children. Interventions to support breastfeeding may also involve a woman's partner, other family members, and friends. This recommendation does not apply in circumstances where there are contraindications to breastfeeding (e.g., certain maternal medical conditions or infant metabolic disorders, such as galactosemia). The USPSTF did not review evidence on interventions directed at breastfeeding of preterm infants.

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