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Breastfeeding: Primary Care Interventions

Release Date: October 2016

Recommendation Summary

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Pregnant women, new mothers, and their children

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


To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

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: October 2016

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Breastfeeding: Primary Care Interventions. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. October 2016.

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