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Prim Care. 2000 Mar;27(1):237-50.

Breastfeeding and postpartum maternal care.

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Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, USA.

Abstract

The early postpartum period is a time of transition for families. Breastfeeding, the optimal form of feeding for newborns, doesn't always come naturally. Medical interventions at birth can affect early breastfeeding, and close follow up of breastfeeding couplets is essential. New mothers often deal with challenges such a postpartum depression, thyroid disease, perineal pain, and other sexual concerns. Physicians can support families in this transition period to help optimize it for the mother and her baby.

PMID:
10739467
DOI:
10.1016/s0095-4543(05)70158-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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