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Hands off technique has many benefits for breastfeeding mothers

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7291.929 (Published 14 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:929
  1. Di Napier, lay breastfeeding counsellor (curtcott@themail.co.uk)
  1. Curtis Cottage, Banbury Street, Kineton, Warwickshire CV35 OJU

    EDITOR—Kmietowicz's news article about promoting the initiation of breast feeding points to static breastfeeding rates over the past 20 years.1 Support may, however, be just as important as promotion. Targeting specific groups to encourage them to breast feed is only part of the task. At present, women who already want to breast feed stop sooner than they had planned to, often because of setbacks or misunderstandings that can be avoided, or quickly corrected, with the right information and support. More …

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