A systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to promote the initiation of breastfeeding

L. Fairbank, S. O'Meara, M. J. Renfrew, M. Woolridge, A. J. Sowden, D. Lister-Sharp

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    Abstract

    Human breastmilk provides complete nutrition for infants and helps protect against certain childhood diseases. Despite this, rates of initiation of breastfeeding in the UK remain low relative to other countries. In 'Our healthier nation' action report, the government has highlighted the promotion of breastfeeding in order to assist improvements in health and to reduce the health inequalities of mothers and children in the UK.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-169
    Number of pages169
    JournalHealth Technology Assessment
    Volume4
    Issue number25
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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