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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

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

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

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

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Breastfeeding -- Public Health Issues

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

Patient Care

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

Breastfeeding (Policy Statement) -- AAFP Policies

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

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Breastfeeding -- Clinical Recommendation

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

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

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

Breastfeeding Accommodations for Trainees -- AAFP Policies

Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding accommodations for trainees.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and 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

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

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p56.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 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

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

Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Aug 20, 2015 - 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

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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

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150305breastfeedingtoolkit.html

Common Questions About the Pharmacologic Management of Depression in Adults - American ...

Jul 15, 2015 - One in 11 U.S. adults currently meets diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder, and a similar number report that they have taken an antidepressant medication in the past 30 days. In the primary care population, medications are modestly superior to placebo in achieving ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p94.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

Neonatology/Newborn Issues - American Family Physician

Jun 2, 2015 - 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2015 - Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden unexpected death of a child younger than one year during sleep that cannot be explained after a postmortem evaluation including autopsy, a thorough history, and scene evaluation. The incidence of SIDS has decreased more than 50% in the ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/p778.html

Surgeon General Urges Docs, Others to Support Breastfeeding Efforts

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

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