Breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes of health professional students

Breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes of health professional students: a systematic review. International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 – Yang, Salamonson, Burns and Schmied BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding support from health professionals can be effective in influencing a mother’s decision to initiate and maintain breastfeeding. However, health professionals, including nursing students, do not always receive adequate breastfeeding education during their…

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Australian general practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices towards breastfeeding

Australian general practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices towards breastfeeding. Plos One 2018 Holtzman & Usherwood While all the GPs interviewed had positive attitudes towards breastfeeding, they were often lacking in knowledge and conviction to provide strong support for women during their breastfeeding journey. This is not surprising considering most GPs had little or no formal…

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Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital predicts longer breastfeeding duration in Canada

Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital predicts longer breastfeeding duration in Canada: Implications for health equity. Birth 2018, Vehling, Chan, & McGavock et al Methods We studied 3195 Canadian mother‐infant dyads in the CHILD pregnancy cohort. Newborn feeding was documented from hospital records. Caregivers reported sociodemographic factors and infant feeding at 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months.…

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