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Comment & Response
March 2017

The Importance of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Author Affiliations
  • 1Boston University School of Medicine, Pediatrics, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(3):305. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.4826

To the Editor I read with interest the Viewpoint in JAMA Pediatrics, “Unintended Consequences of Current Breastfeeding Initiatives,” by Bass et al.1 Because that article is an opinion piece and not a research study, I feel comfortable sharing my opinion as well. My qualifications are that I have actually worked in a Baby-Friendly Hospital for 17 years.

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