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August 1991

A Practical Guide to Successful Breast-feeding Management

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex.

Am J Dis Child. 1991;145(8):917-921. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1991.02160080095027

• It is often difficult for new mothers to know whom to approach for the necessary guidance and practical problem solving required for successful long-term lactation. Although obstetricians are familiar with the care of the breast, they may not maintain the degree of postpartum follow-up necessary to ensure its proper function nor is it their responsibility to ensure that the infant receives proper nourishment. Pediatricians are expected to offer advice and information regarding not only the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding but also practical management of this art. We provide a guide for practitioners who wish to assist breast-feeding mothers and their infants.

(AJDC. 1991;145:917-921)