The benefits of breastfeeding for both women and infants are well established.1 Despite recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization, initiating and sustaining lactation remains a challenge for many women.2 Although 79% of mothers in the United States initiate breastfeeding, only 27% are still breastfeeding at 12 months post partum.3
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Melnitchouk N, Scully RE, Davids JS. Barriers to Breastfeeding for US Physicians Who Are Mothers. JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 19, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0320
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