Impact of a Formal Lactation Curriculum for Residents on Breastfeeding Rates Among Low-Income Women.
Obstetrics-gynecology residents have inadequate training in lactation management and are typically unable to address basic breastfeeding needs. A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the impact of a formal lactation curriculum for obstetrics-gynecology residents on breastfeeding. Demographic information, medical history, and breastfeeding rates were derived from medical records and hospital lactation logs. Breastfeeding outcomes of women with term, singleton infants were analyzed before and after curriculum implementation. The study included 717 women, 337 prior to intervention and 380 after intervention. Women who delivered after curriculum implementation were more likely to breastfeed exclusively at 6 weeks postpartum (odds ratio [
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Qureshey, E., Louis-Jacques, A. F., Abunamous, Y., Curet, S., & Quinones, J. (2020). Impact of a Formal Lactation Curriculum for Residents on Breastfeeding Rates Among Low-Income Women. The Journal of perinatal education, 29(2), 83–89. https://doi.org/10.1891/J-PE-D-18-00018
Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, Department of Family Medicine