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Breastfeeding: Counseling

Release Date: October 2008

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation

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All Women

The USPSTF recommends interventions during pregnancy and after birth to promote and support breastfeeding.  

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.

Related Information for Consumers

There is no related information for consumers.

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Breastfeeding: Counseling. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.

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