Breastfeeding: Primary Care Interventions

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Systematic Review

Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Last Reviewed: October 2016

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions to pregnant women and new mothers to support breastfeeding during pregnancy and after birth. Specifically, USPSTF recommends:

  • Promoting breastfeeding
  • Providing information on how to breastfeed
  • Providing support for breastfeeding 
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2016). Breastfeeding: Primary Care Interventions. Retrieved from