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Can early breastfeeding support increase the 6-8 week breastfeeding prevalence rate?

@article{Price2014CanEB,
  title={Can early breastfeeding support increase the 6-8 week breastfeeding prevalence rate?},
  author={Linda H. Price},
  journal={Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={
          30-3
        }
}
Breastfeeding has significant health benefits for mothers and babies and is an important strategy to reduce health inequalities (UNICEF, 2010). The Baby Friendly Initiative, a strategy to increase breastfeeding rates, has been adopted by the trust. In line with the trust's priorities, the health visiting team initiated a project to increase the 6-8 breastfeeding prevalence rates. Breastfeeding mothers in a defined project area were offered breastfeeding support in their homes within the first… CONTINUE READING