Title

Impact of a Formal Lactation Curriculum for Residents on Breastfeeding Rates Among Low-Income Women.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2020

Abstract

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 [

Volume

29

Issue

2

First Page

83

Last Page

89

ISSN

1058-1243

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology

PubMedID

32308357

Peer Reviewed for front end display

Peer-Reviewed

Department(s)

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, Department of Family Medicine

Document Type

Article

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