Breastfeeding initiation and birth setting practices: a review of the literature.

  title={Breastfeeding initiation and birth setting practices: a review of the literature.},
  author={Della A. Forster and Helen Louise McLachlan},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  volume={52 3},
A number of practices during the intrapartum and very early postnatal period may affect breastfeeding initiation. All women should be encouraged to breastfeed soon after birth, with extra attention paid to the identification and offer of extra support for those women at higher risk of not successfully initiating and continuing breastfeeding. Factors that affect breastfeeding initiation include: implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding at a… CONTINUE READING

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