Early postpartum: a critical period in setting the path for breastfeeding success.

@article{Gross2011EarlyPA,
  title={Early postpartum: a critical period in setting the path for breastfeeding success.},
  author={Susan M. Gross and Amy Kovar Resnik and Joy P Nanda and Caitlin Cross-Barnet and Marycatherine Augustyn and Linda Kelly and David M. Paige},
  journal={Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={407-12}
}
BACKGROUND In the United States, most mothers who initiate breastfeeding will either stop or begin supplementing with formula before their infants are 3 months old. Routine breastfeeding education and support following hospital discharge are critical to breastfeeding success. The purpose of this article is to identify this critical period for supporting and reinforcing breastfeeding. METHODS We will use data from participants enrolled in the Maryland State Program of the U.S. Department of… CONTINUE READING

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