Title

Increasing Breastfeeding Rates Through Continuity of Care

Publication/Presentation Date

2022

Abstract

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.

Volume

13

Issue

1

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics

Document Type

Article

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