Breastfeeding Rates in US Baby-Friendly Hospitals: Results of a National Survey

@article{Merewood2005BreastfeedingRI,
  title={Breastfeeding Rates in US Baby-Friendly Hospitals: Results of a National Survey},
  author={Anne Merewood and Supriya D. Mehta and Laura Beth Chamberlain and Barbara L Philipp and Howard Bauchner},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={116},
  pages={628 - 634}
}
Objectives. The objectives of this study were to analyze all available breastfeeding data from US Baby-Friendly hospitals in 2001 to determine whether breastfeeding rates at Baby-Friendly designated hospitals differed from average US national, regional, and state rates in the same year and to determine prime barriers to implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Methods. In 2001, 32 US hospitals had Baby-Friendly designation. Using a cross-sectional design with focused interviews… 
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