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Breastfeeding Resources: Full Term & Preterm Infants

Guide created to meet needs of caregivers involved with breastfeeding

Full Term Infants Breastfeeding Guidelines & Protocols

"A central goal of The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) is the development of clinical protocols for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success." - From Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Professional (2022). 
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Peripartum Breastfeeding Management for the Health Mother and Infant at Term (2013)

Supplementary Feedings in the Healthy Term Breastfed neonate (2017)

Guidelines for Birth Hospitalization Discharge of Breasfeeding Dyads (2022)

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Preterm Infants Breastfeeding Guidelines & Protocols

"The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that mother's own milk, fresh or frozen, should be the primary diet for premature infants."  From Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Professional (2022)
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Even the most reluctant of neonatologists have accepted the tremendous importance of human milk to all infants from the most immature to term.

Breastfeeding the Late Preterm and Early Term Infants (2016)

Transitioning the Breastfeeding Preterm Infant from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to Home (2018)