Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep Location

From Policy to Practice: Women’s Experiences of Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksites, Part 2

Abstract Introduction Maintaining lactation after returning to work is imperative for overall breastfeeding success, yet mothers who return to full-time employment outside the home are unlikely to meet their breastfeeding goals. Breastfeeding-friendly worksites are one potential solution. Method Using semi-structured interviews with employees in one rural New England town (N…

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From Policy to Practice: Women’s Experiences of Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksites, Part 1

Abstract Introduction Breastfeeding-friendly worksites are associated with longer breastfeeding durations, yet currently there is a dearth of research exploring women’s experiences of workplace-based wellness programs designed to support continued lactation. Method Using semi-structured interviews with a voluntary sample of participants from one rural New England town (N = 18), we…

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Women Who Bedshare More Frequently at 14 Weeks Postpartum Subsequently Report Longer Durations of Breastfeeding.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Breastfeeding rates in the United States continue to fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals. Bedsharing has been promoted as a way of increasing breastfeeding durations. METHODS: We used prospectively collected Oregon Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) and PRAMS-2 data from 2276 women to explore whether bedsharing…

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Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity: Where Do We Go From Here?

Abstract Breast is best. Both the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that Baby needs no other foods or drinks, even water, for 6 months.1,2 Mother should then continue to nurse him (throughout this article, we refer to the child as “he” to distinguish him from his…

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Rethinking Dr. Spock

Abstract I read with interest the “Voices From the Past” article that reprinted part of Dr. Spock’s book, Decent and Indecent: Our Personal and Political Behavior.1 The accompanying brief biography of Dr. Spock was intriguing as well—we should all aspire to speak so vocally and publicly about issues pertaining to health and…

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Current Resources for Evidence-Based Practice, May 2019

Abstract The randomized controlled trial (RCT) is considered the gold standard study design in clinical and public health research. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires numerous RCTs before approval of new drugs and devices. Systematic reviews or meta-analyses based on RCTs are considered the highest level of evidence by…

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Physician recommendations regarding SIDS risk reduction: a national survey of pediatricians and family physicians.

Abstract BACKGROUND: The current rate of cesarean delivery in the United States is 31 percent. Previous studies have suggested that exercise during pregnancy may be associated with a lower risk of cesarean delivery, but sample sizes were small and methods often inadequate. This study examined whether or not an association…

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