Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians (3rd Edition)
The Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians, 3rd Edition, is the definitive resource on breastfeeding initiation, maintenance, support, and advocacy. Jointly developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), this must-have handbook features the most important and up-to-date developments in breastfeeding practice, research, policies, and outreach guidance, assembled by an expert physician panel. Available for purchase at https://shop.aap.org/breastfeeding-handbook-for-physicians-3rd-edition-paperback/
17: Contraception and the Breastfeeding Mother
During prenatal care, a woman should be encouraged to consider her future plans for childbearing and desired birth spacing and be given information and services that will help her meet her goals, so that she can devote her time and energy to her new baby. Providing supportive patient-centered counseling on contraceptive options and breastfeeding plans can allow for the mother to weigh the risks and benefits that are reflective of her personal intentions for both.