U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2008;149:560-564. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-149-8-200810210-00008
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(8):560-564.
Update of a 2003 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on counseling to promote breastfeeding.
The USPSTF evaluated the results of a systematic review, conducted by the Tufts-New England Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center, of literature published since January 2007 on primary careâ€“initiated, â€“conducted, or â€“referable activities to promote and support breastfeeding.
The USPSTF recommends interventions during pregnancy and after birth to promote and support breastfeeding (Grade B recommendation).
For a summary of the evidence systematically reviewed in making these recommendations, the full recommendation statement, and supporting documents, please go to http://www.preventiveservices.ahrq.gov.
The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.
Video News Release - Primary Care Support Increases Breastfeeding Rates
UTCOM Internal Medicine Resident
November 16, 2008
culturally competent medicine
I agree about the importance of different interventions to promote breastfeeding for the benefit of both infant and mother. Given my background and my interest in culturally competent medicine I was hoping to hear more about the cultural factors and religious beliefs that may influence breastfeeding. For instance; in Islamic culture mother is encouraged to nurse her infant for 2 years if possible. Knowing that fact may explain the high rates of breastfeeding in Muslim countries compared to the western world. On the other hand ignoring the the importance of privacy and modesty for the Muslim woman in our hospitals may discourage that incentive and motivation for breastfeeding.
Ulfat Shaikh, Omar Ahmed.Breastfeeding Medicine. Sep 2006, Vol. 1, No. 3: 164-167
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2016 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only