What is it about?
Many women from socially disadvantaged groups discontinue breastfeeding in the early postnatal period before lactation is fully established. This suggests that existing health service practices do not adequately meet the breastfeeding support needs of this population.
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Why is it important?
Breastfeeding improves outcomes for the mother, infant and society. Breastfeeding reduces the incidence of certain cancers including ovarian and uterine for women. Infants who are breastfed are less likely to experience GI , respiratory and ear infections. There may be protective factors which influence obesity and high blood pressure in later life. Breastfeeding is economically viable and sustainable.
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This page is a summary of: Supporting Breastfeeding Establishment among Socially Disadvantaged Women: A Meta-Synthesis, Birth, August 2015, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/birt.12180.
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