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Breast-feeding in 1991

Abstract

With increasing urbanization and greater entry of women into the workforce in both

undeveloped

 

and developed countries, it behooves physicians to remember that our encouragement of breast-feeding often conflicts with the practical imperatives faced by many young mothers. We should continue to encourage breast-feeding, but in individual instances this policy can safely be tempered with realism. For example, a young mother who must work despite her employer’s failure to support her attempts to breast-feed her child is poorly served by a physician who instills in her a sense of guilt or loss at not nursing her infant. Most important, if physicians are to encourage breast-feedĀ­ing, we should support political and legislative initiatives that make this a practical choice for today’s mothers.

Jason J

N. Engl. J. Med. 1991 Oct;325(14):1036-8

PMID: 1886625

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