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Management of Mastitis in Breastfeeding Women - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - Mastitis occurs in approximately 10 percent of U.S. mothers who are breastfeeding, and it can lead to the cessation of breastfeeding. The risk of mastitis can be reduced by frequent, complete emptying of the breast and by optimizing breastfeeding technique. Sore nipples can precipitate ...

American Family Physician : Article

Breastfeeding, Family Physicians Supporting (Position Paper) -- AAFP Policies

Read the AAFP's position paper on support for breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

Breastfeeding - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -- Clinical Recommendation

Access AAFP clinical recommendations on interventions to promote and support breastfeeding.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations


Learn how family physicians can support and encourage breastfeeding in their practices.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

Breastfeeding (Policy Statement) -- AAFP Policies

Read the AAFP's policy statement on the benefits of breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

Breastfeeding Accommodations for Trainees -- AAFP Policies

Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding accommodations for trainees.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

Breastfeeding Support and Resources Toolkit

Discover office-based tools, community engagement, advocacy and educational resources on breastfeeding to help you serve your patients.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

Strategies for Breastfeeding Success - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2008 - Breastfeeding provides significant health benefits for infants and mothers. However, the United States continues to fall short of the breastfeeding goals set by the Healthy People 2010 initiative. The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

USPSTF: Evidence Shows Interventions Encourage Breastfeeding

Apr 29, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its draft recommendation statement April 26 on primary care interventions to support breastfeeding.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Practice Guidelines: AAFP Releases Position Paper on Breastfeeding - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2015 - Family physicians can have an important role in promoting breastfeeding, and are well positioned to provide support in the context of family-centered care. The position paper from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides key recommendations to assist family physicians ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Cochrane for Clinicians: Impact of Breastfeeding Support - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2013 - Proactive support in many forms, provided by health care professionals or laypersons, increases the duration of any breastfeeding (including partial and exclusive) and exclusive breastfeeding. Face-to-face support is superior to telephone-based interventions. Support for continued ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

Initial Management of Breastfeeding - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - Breast milk is widely accepted as the ideal source of nutrition for infants. In order to ensure success in breastfeeding, it is important that it be initiated as early as possible during the neonatal period. This is facilitated by skin-to-skin contact between the mother and infant ...

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Primary Care Interventions to Promote ...

May 15, 2010 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends interventions during pregnancy and after birth to promote and support breastfeeding.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Putting Prevention into Practice: Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding -...

May 15, 2010 - Case study: L.M. is a 19-year-old woman who is pregnant for the first time. During her first prenatal visit, you ask what she has heard about breastfeeding.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

Curbside Consultation: Why Can't I Get My Patients to Exclusively Breastfeed Their ...

Jul 15, 2008 - A recent report from the Agency for Health-care Research and Quality has confirmed the numerous benefits of breastfeeding to mothers and their babies.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

Hospitals' Use of Breastfeeding Standard Jumps Dramatically

Oct 26, 2015 - Since 2007, the percentage of hospitals in the United States that have implemented the majority of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding has nearly doubled, according to the CDC.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

New Breastfeeding Toolkit Offers Comprehensive Resource

Mar 5, 2015 - The Academy has created a breastfeeding resource and toolkit for family physicians to bolster its policy on breastfeeding.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Breastfeeding Basics

breastfeeding, patient care, patient advocacy, AAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians

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Breastfeeding and Antidepressant Therapy

postpartum depression, breastfeeding, antidepressants, depression, mental health, depression management, depression treatment

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Breastfeeding Is Welcome Here - Black and White Office Poster


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AAFP Resources Encourage FPs to Promote, Support Breastfeeding

Nov 18, 2014 - The AAFP recently released a set of breastfeeding resources, including an updated version of its position paper on the topic, to help physicians support expectant and new mothers. The position paper includes new scientific research that has been distilled into a condensed core paper ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Supporting Breastfeeding Makes a Difference for Moms, Babies

Aug 22, 2013 - The CDC recently released some good news for American mothers and their babies. The agency said in its annual breastfeeding report card that the percentage of newborns who initiated breastfeeding increased from 71 percent in 2000 to 77 percent in 2010. During the same period, there were...

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

Evaluation and Treatment of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2014 - Although neonatal jaundice is common, acute bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus (i.e., chronic bilirubin encephalopathy) are rare. Universal screening for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is controversial. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends universal screening with bilirubin ...

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Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2016 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

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Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2015 - Allergic rhinitis is a common and chronic immunoglobulin E–mediated respiratory illness that can affect quality of life and productivity, as well as exacerbate other conditions such as asthma. Treatment should be based on the patient’s age and severity of symptoms. Patients should be ...

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