Breastfeeding Benefits & Recommendations

Position and Policy Statements

  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). (2015).  AWHONN Position Statement: Breastfeeding. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nurses, 44(1), 145-150.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. (CDC, 2013). A practitioners guide for advancing health equity: Community strategies for preventing chronic disease. Section 3. Maximizing healthy food and beverage strategies. Breastfeeding practices and policies (pp. 24-27).
  • Ip, S., Chung, M., Raman, G., Chew, P., Magula, N., DeVine, D., Trikalinos, T., & Lau, J. (2007, April). Breastfeeding and maternal and infant health outcomes in developed countries. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 153 (Prepared by Tufts-New England Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center, under Contract No. 290-02-0022)]. AHRQ Publication No. 07-E007. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.



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