The breastfeeding mother and the pediatrician

Sheela R. Geraghty, Sarah W. Riddle, Ulfat Shaikh

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An estimated 70% of mothers in the United States initiate breastfeeding annually. Mothers often discuss breastfeeding problems with their infant's pediatrician. Pediatricians may feel unsure about their role when assisting the nonpatient, breastfeeding mother. By having practical solutions and support systems in place to anticipate and tend to breastfeeding mothers' needs, pediatricians can be instrumental in preventing early weaning. The purpose of this article is to provide practical suggestions to outpatient-based pediatric health care providers when assisting the breastfeeding dyad.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Human Lactation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2008


  • Breastfeeding
  • Lactation consultant
  • Neonatologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Physician
  • Primary care
  • Support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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