Breastfeeding Overview and Frequently Asked Questions
The AAP continues to support the unequivocal evidence that breastfeeding protects against a variety of diseases and conditions. Read about the benefits of breastfeeding, the few true contraindications and the role of the pediatrician as well as some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding.
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Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP discuss with Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, FAAP, strategies for increasing rates of breastfeeding.
Pediatrics on Call|
October 6, 2020
In this episode Shaquita Bell, MD, FAAP, lead author of the AAP policy statement, Caring for American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Adolescents, offers strategies for connecting with indigenous families. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to S. Kam Lam, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, about the roots of racial disparities in breastfeeding.
Pediatrics on Call-|
April 20, 2021
Many women struggle with breastfeeding, especially after returning to work. We can do more to help them.
August 9, 2022
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