Prevention of breastfeeding tragedies.

  title={Prevention of breastfeeding tragedies.},
  author={Marianne R Neifert},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={48 2},
Although successful breastfeeding confers compelling advantages to infants and mothers, inadequate breastfeeding can result in critical infant failure-to-thrive and hypernatremic dehydration. Potential catastrophic infant outcomes can occur when enthusiastic promotion of breastfeeding outpaces necessary support services and management. Such cases often involve underlying maternal and infant breastfeeding risk factors, made deadly by parental and professional misconceptions and knowledge… CONTINUE READING
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