How can my medical office become more breastfeeding friendly?
In today's society, the decision to breastfeed is influenced by many factors, including information given by physicians. Studies have shown that provider encouragement significantly increases breastfeeding initiation and duration among women of all social and ethnic backgrounds. A provider that has knowledge of breastfeeding best practices and an office environment that supports breastfeeding can play a major role in helping families meet their breastfeeding goals. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine have resources detailing how providers can improve support and create a breastfeeding friendly office space.

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