Increasing Breastfeeding Rates Through Continuity of Care
Continuity of care is important in many aspects of medicine, as evidenced by the patient-centered medical home model. The newborn period is an especially important time for continuity of care, as this time sets the stage for lifelong health. Breastfeeding, which is known for its positive health benefits for both mother and child, is the gold standard for infant feeding. While inpatient lactation support is a common amenity available during hospital admission, support can be more difficult to obtain once a patient is discharged. To help eliminate this barrier, a process was put in place within an Eastern Pennsylvania health network’s seven office locations to standardize outreach to the mother-infant dyad.
Published In/Presented At
Nassar, L., Van Zandt, S., Nassar, G. & Nassar, R. (2022). Increasing breastfeeding rates through continuity of care. Clinical Lactation, 13(1). DOI: 10.1891/CL.2021-0002
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics