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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


item Gartner, Larry
item Black, Linda
item Eaton, Antoinette
item Lawrence, Ruth
item Naylor, Audrey
item Neifert, Marianne
item O'hare, Donna
item Schanler, Richard - Rich

Submitted to: Pediatrics
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/15/1997
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This policy statement on breastfeeding replaces the previous policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, reflecting the considerable advances that have occurred in recent years in the scientific knowledge of the benefits of breastfeeding, in the mechanisms underlying these benefits, and in the practice of breastfeeding. This document summarizes the benefits of breastfeeding to the infant, the mother, and th nation, and sets forth principles to guide the pediatrician and other health care providers in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding. The policy statement also delineates the various ways in which pediatricians can promote, protect, and support breastfeeding, not only in their individual practices but also in the hospital, medical school, community, and nation.

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