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The beneficial health and economic impacts of breastfeeding are considerable. However the majority of babies in the UK are not exclusively breastfeeding by 6 weeks of age. The first few weeks of life are therefore a critical period to facilitate breastfeeding. Health professionals must have a thorough knowledge of normal breastfeeding patterns in order to minimise unnecessary interference, and an understanding of how to protect the breastfeeding relationship when medical problems occur.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/archdischild-2017-314633

Type

Journal article

Journal

Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed

Publication Date

02/2019

Volume

104

Pages

20 - 26

Keywords

infant feeding, neonatology, Adult, Breast Feeding, Feeding Behavior, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Mothers, Surveys and Questionnaires, Time Factors, United Kingdom