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Do workplace policies influence a woman's decision to breastfeed?

Winegar, Rhonda DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CPN, CCRN; Johnson, Alisha MSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000513338.92438.65
Feature: MATERNAL HEALTH: DNP SPECIAL ISSUE

Abstract: This literature review addresses workplace breastfeeding policies in the United States. Breastfeeding yields many important benefits to both mother and infants, yet workplace barriers contribute to low rates of breastfeeding. NPs often serve as the initial point of education for new mothers and may impact decisions to breastfeed.

This literature review addresses workplace breastfeeding policies in the United States. Breastfeeding yields many important benefits to both mother and infants, yet workplace barriers contribute to low rates of breastfeeding.

Rhonda Winegar is an NP at Austin Neurology & Sleep Associates, Austin, Tex.

Alisha Johnson is a clinical assistant professor at St. David's School of Nursing, Texas State University, Round Rock, Tex.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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