Volunteer counsellors for supporting breast feeding: Support for breast feeding must be proactive

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.349 (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:349
  1. Annette E Hay, senior house officer, medicine (annettehaycrawford@doctors.net.uk)
  1. Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

EDITOR—Graffy et al's finding that offering voluntary support to breastfeeding mothers did not significantly affect breastfeeding rates is not surprising.1

Many will know the chaos caused by a new baby's arrival. Mounds of paperwork, presents, and clothes build up in most homes as the usual order is abandoned. Contact numbers and advice leaflets …

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