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Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Counseling to Promote Breastfeeding

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Release Date: October 2008

Summary of Recommendations / Supporting Documents

Summary of Recommendations

  • The USPSTF recommends interventions during pregnancy and after birth to promote and support breastfeeding.
    Grade: B recommendation.

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Supporting Documents

Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding, October 2008
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 190 KB; PDF Help)
Article (PDF File, 300 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 2.6 MB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 55 KB; PDF Help)

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Current as of October 2008

Internet Citation:

Counseling for Breastfeeding, Topic Page. October 2008. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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