AAP Paper: Mothers report lack of advice for infant safe sleep/breastfeeding

Survey results published in the August issue of Pediatrics indicate that improvement is needed when it comes to professional advice for expectant mothers. “Although doctors were the most prevalent source of reported advice, ∼20% of mothers reported no doctor advice for breastfeeding or sleep position, and more than 50% reported no advice regarding sleep location or pacifier use.”

Eisenberg, S. R., Bair-Merritt, M. H., Colson, E. H., Heeren, T. C., Geller, N. L., and Corwin, M. J. Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care. Pediatrics 2015; 136:2 e315-e322; doi:10.1542/peds.2015-0551

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