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American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for More Support for Breastfeeding Mothers Within Updated Policy Recommendations

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American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for More Support for Breastfeeding Mothers Within Updated Policy Recommendations

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In this American Academy of Pediatrics article, you'll learn about:
  • AAP recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six moths of life

  • Stigma, lack of support and workplace barriers are cited as obstacles to continued breastfeeding.  The AAP recommends that birth hospitals or centers implement maternity care practices that improve breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity.

  • The AAP has called for policies that protect breastfeeding.  The policy statement calls for addressing implicit bias and structural racism to eliminate breastfeeding disparities.  White, Hispanic or Latino and Asian families initiate breastfeeding at higher rates than the Black population in the U.S.

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