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8: Breastfeeding in the Hospital
The ongoing management of breastfeeding in the hospital during the immediate postpartum period, problem-solving for common issues that may arise, and hospital discharge planning will be addressed in this chapter. The primary focus of these discussions will center around breastfeeding of the healthy term newborn. Future chapters will address breastfeeding in special circumstances, such as preterm birth and newborns and infants with special health care needs.