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

Nov 4, 2014 - Read the AAFP's position paper on support for breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-support.html

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p727.html

AAFP Resources Encourage FPs to Promote, Support Breastfeeding -- AAFP News

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141118breastfeedingpaper.html

Breastfeeding -- Patient Care

Oct 28, 2014 - Learn how family physicians can support and encourage breastfeeding in their practices.

Patient Care

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/inform/breastfeeding.html

Breastfeeding (Policy Statement) -- AAFP Policies

Feb 13, 2014 - Read the AAFP's policy statement on the benefits of breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding.html

Breastfeeding -- Clinical Recommendations

Jul 31, 2014 - Access AAFP clinical recommendations on interventions to promote and support breastfeeding.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/breastfeeding.html

Breastfeeding Accommodations for Trainees -- AAFP Policies

Feb 13, 2014 - Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding accommodations for trainees.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-accommodations-trainees.html

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p225.html

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/p176.html

Returning to Work While Breastfeeding - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2003 - Mothers who work outside the home initiate breastfeeding at the same rate as mothers who stay at home. However, the breastfeeding continuance rate declines sharply in mothers who return to work. While the work environment may be less than ideal for the breastfeeding mother, obstacles ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1201/p2201.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p981.html

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1265.html

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

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1273.html

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p265.html

Supporting Breastfeeding Makes a Difference for Moms, Babies -- AAFP News

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

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20130822breastfeedingedl.html

Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Aug 28, 2014 - 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 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=16

Neonatology/Newborn Issues - American Family Physician

Aug 19, 2014 - This collection features AFP content on neonatology and newborn issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, circumcision, jaundice, newborn examination, newborn resuscitation, newborn screening, premature infant care, postpartum counseling, and well-child visits.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=18

Surgeon General Urges Docs, Others to Support Breastfeeding Efforts -- AAFP News

Jan 26, 2011 - Breastfeeding should be easier for mothers who wish to do so, and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., is calling on physicians and others to make a difference. Benjamin, a family physician from Bayou La Batre, Ala., said during a Jan. 20 news conference announcing the release...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110116breastfeedingrpt.html

Common Tongue Conditions in Primary Care - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2010 - Although easily examined, abnormalities of the tongue can present a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma for physicians. Recognition and diagnosis require a thorough history, including onset and duration, antecedent symptoms, and tobacco and alcohol use. Examination of tongue morphology ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p627.html

Putting Prevention into Practice: Counseling for Breastfeeding - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2004 - Case study: BS, a 26-year-old woman in her second trimester of pregnancy, comes to your office for routine prenatal care. She expresses concern because one of her relatives has told her that she should not breastfeed. You want to recommend breastfeeding and wonder how to counsel her.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0701/p149.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p873.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Behavioral Interventions to Promote ...

Jan 15, 2004 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on counseling to promote breastfeeding, a new topic for the USPSTF.

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/p354.html

Hospital Use of Infant Formula in Breastfeeding Infants -- AAFP Policies

Jun 13, 2013 - Read AAFP's policy on hospital use of formula in breastfed infants.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/formula-hospital.html

A Comprehensive Newborn Exam: Part I. General, Head and Neck, Cardiopulmonary - ...

Sep 1, 2014 - A comprehensive newborn examination involves a systematic inspection. A Ballard score uses physical and neurologic characteristics to assess gestational age. Craniosynostosis is caused by premature fusion of the sutures, and 20% of children with this condition have a genetic mutation or...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p289.html

Why Should I Breastfeed? -- FamilyDoctor.org

More information about breastfeeding your baby.

Patient Education

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/pregnancy-newborns/caring-for-newborns/breastfeeding-formula/why-breastfeed.html

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