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Pediatricians and the Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding

Pediatricians and the Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding ARTICLE Pediatricians and the Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding Lori B. Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH; Richard J. Schanler, MD; Karen G. O’Connor, BS; Ruth A. Lawrence, MD Objectives: To survey pediatricians on their breast- interval, 0.47-0.76), and fewer believed that almost all feeding knowledge, attitudes, and practices and to com- mothers are able to succeed. More pediatricians in 2004 pare these results with those of a 1995 study. reported reasons to recommend against breastfeeding. Pe- diatricians in 2004 were more likely to recommend ex- Design: Cross-sectional follow-up survey. clusive breastfeeding (adjusted odds ratio, 1.55; 95% con- fidence interval, 1.23-1.94) and follow supportive hospital Setting: The Periodic Survey of Fellows survey con- policies. Respondents with personal breastfeeding expe- ducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics. rience were 2.3 times more likely to recommend sup- portive policies (adjusted odds ratio, 2.3; 95% confi- Participants: The survey was completed by 875 pedia- dence interval,1.74-3.08) in 2004 than in 1995. Those trician members of the American Academy of Pediatrics with no personal breastfeeding experience were also from November 1, 2003, through May 21, 2004. slightly more likely in 2004 to recommend these poli- cies (adjusted odds ratio, 1.49; 95% confidence interval, Main Outcome Measures: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Pediatricians and the Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.162.12.1142
pmid
19047541
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Abstract

ARTICLE Pediatricians and the Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding Lori B. Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH; Richard J. Schanler, MD; Karen G. O’Connor, BS; Ruth A. Lawrence, MD Objectives: To survey pediatricians on their breast- interval, 0.47-0.76), and fewer believed that almost all feeding knowledge, attitudes, and practices and to com- mothers are able to succeed. More pediatricians in 2004 pare these results with those of a 1995 study. reported reasons to recommend against breastfeeding. Pe- diatricians in 2004 were more likely to recommend ex- Design: Cross-sectional follow-up survey. clusive breastfeeding (adjusted odds ratio, 1.55; 95% con- fidence interval, 1.23-1.94) and follow supportive hospital Setting: The Periodic Survey of Fellows survey con- policies. Respondents with personal breastfeeding expe- ducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics. rience were 2.3 times more likely to recommend sup- portive policies (adjusted odds ratio, 2.3; 95% confi- Participants: The survey was completed by 875 pedia- dence interval,1.74-3.08) in 2004 than in 1995. Those trician members of the American Academy of Pediatrics with no personal breastfeeding experience were also from November 1, 2003, through May 21, 2004. slightly more likely in 2004 to recommend these poli- cies (adjusted odds ratio, 1.49; 95% confidence interval, Main Outcome Measures:

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 2008

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