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Support for breastfeeding in Primary Care


Pallás Alonso CRa, Soriano Faura Jb, Colomer Revuelta Jc, Cortés Rico Od, Esparza Olcina MJe, Galbe Sánchez-Ventura Jf, Gallego Iborra Ag, García Aguado Jh, Merino Moína Mi, Rando Diego Aj, San Miguel Muñoz MJk, Sánchez Ruiz-Cabello FJl, Mengual Gil JMm

aServicio de Neonatología. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS Fuensanta. Valencia. España.
cDepartamento de Pediatría, Obstetricia y Ginecología. Unidad de Pediatría. Universidad de Valencia. Valencia. España.
dPediatra. CS Canillejas. Madrid. España.
ePediatra. Madrid. España.
fPediatra. CS Torrero La Paz. Zaragoza. España.
gPediatra. CS Trinidad. Málaga. España.
hPediatra. Madrid. España.
iPediatra. CS El Greco. Getafe, Madrid. España.
jPediatra. CS Mejorada del Campo. Velilla de San Antonio. Madrid. España.
kPediatra. CS Paterna. Valencia, España.
lPediatra. CS Zaidín Sur. Granada. España.
mPediatra. CS Delicias Sur. Zaragoza. España.

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Reference of this article.:

Pallás Alonso CR, Soriano Faura J, Colomer Revuelta J, Cortés Rico O, Esparza Olcina MJ, Galbe Sánchez-Ventura J y cols. Apoyo a la lactancia materna en Atención Primaria. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2019;21:191-201.

Published in Internet: 18/06/2019


Human milk is recognized as the ideal nourishment for all children due to its proven health benefits for mother and child. World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life and, at least until two years, complemented with other foods. This recommendation extends to sick and preterm newborns, with rare exceptions. Proofs on the protecting effect of breastfeeding for child and mother health are very robust relating to fourteen diseases: nine child diseases and five mother diseases. Support to breastfeeding in Primary Care has a favourable and consistent effect, with a minimum risk of adverse events and it requires affordable resources. It is suggested to implement in Primary Care Centers the recommended practices of the American Academy of Pediatrics or the 7 steps of Initiative Humanisation of Attendance to Birth and breastfeeding to prolong breastfeeding. It is suggested to train physicians in breastfeeding, involve breastfeeding consultant nurses and promote the peers’ support to prolong breastfeeding.

Keywords: Professional Practice. Breastfeeding. Initiative Humanisation of Attendance to Birth and breastfeeding. Primary Care.



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