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MAR 13, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Hospital accreditation doesn't ensure breastfeeding

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For efforts to promote breastfeeding, making sure that a hospital follows so-called baby-friendly practices is more important than whether it is formally accredited by a breastfeeding initiative, according to a new study. Australian researchers found that new mothers were more likely to be breastfeeding their newborns a few months after delivery if their hospitals followed the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) guidelines, than if they gave birth in a hospital accredited by the Initiative. ...

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