Breastfeeding Policy Statement
The AAP policy, Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk is one of the most accessed AAP policies.
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.
Learn what others are saying. Listen to our podcasts and read our blog posts.
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
In an AAP Voices post, Julie Ware, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP discusses breastfeeding.
August 2, 2019
Pediatricians are urged to provide their expertise to debunk myths and misinformation that new mothers may hear that can affect whether they choose to breastfeed their infants.
July 26, 2017