Volunteer counsellors for supporting breast feeding: Peer support is worth further investigation

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.349-a (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:349
  1. Carol M A Campbell, community paediatrician (staff grade) (ccampbell@foylebv.n-i.nhs.uk)
  1. Community Paediatric Unit, Bridgeview House, Londonderry BT47 1TG

    EDITOR—We need not be too pessimistic about the potential of volunteer counsellors in supporting breastfeeding mothers. Graffy et al examined only a fairly limited intervention, which relied heavily on the new mother to suspect a breastfeeding problem and initiate contact with a counsellor.1

    A woman …

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