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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2001 Apr;48(2):461-74, xvi.

Breastfeeding in the workplace.

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Nemours Children's Clinic, Orlando, Florida, USA. Jmeek@nemours.org

Abstract

More than 50% of women of reproductive age are employed, and most return to work post partum at a time when exclusive breastfeeding is the ideal. Public health efforts target a goal of increased breastfeeding initiation and duration rates. To be successful at integrating the roles of breastfeeding mother and employee, women need practical advice, the encouragement and support of health care providers, and societal and workplace support. This article discusses the current state of employed breastfeeding women and provides practical guidelines for assisting women to be successful at meeting breastfeeding goals.

PMID:
11339165
DOI:
10.1016/s0031-3955(08)70038-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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