Optimizing breastfeeding promotion and support in adolescent mothers

Lori Feldman-Winter, Ulfat Shaikh

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The United States has the highest teen birth rate in the industrialized world, and adolescents continue to have the lowest rates of breastfeeding. Although individual pregnancy and parenting experiences in adolescents are modified by a variety of factors, common themes of adolescent psychology and behavior may help plan effective strategies for breastfeeding promotion and support. Breastfeeding promotion and support in adolescents need to be developmentally appropriate, patient centered, and linked to multidimensional support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-367
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Human Lactation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2007


  • Adolescent
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding promotion
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Teen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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