Barbara L Philipp

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OBJECTIVE Boston Medical Center (BMC) became the 22nd US Baby-Friendly hospital in 1999. Previous research found that breastfeeding initiation rates increased significantly from 58% in 1995 to 86.5% in 1999. The objective of this study was to establish whether Baby-Friendly status would sustain elevated breastfeeding initiation rates at this US hospital(More)
A central goal of The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care.(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if breastfeeding information in obstetrics/gynecology textbooks is complete, current, and evidence-based. Five general obstetrics/gynecology textbooks were reviewed to assess 22 basic breastfeeding facts. Five reviewers reviewed each text to determine the number of items presented, the number omitted, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare daytime nurse telephone triage calls received by a suburban practice with those received by a hospital-based, inner-city pediatric practice. METHODS A research assistant, listening simultaneously with triage personnel, prospectively coded all calls received by the nurse triage telephone offices in 2 pediatric practices. Calls were(More)
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