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Nursing’s Mary Franklin discusses “baby-friendly steps” to help new mothers breastfeed

‘Baby-Friendly’ Steps Help Women Meet Prenatal Breastfeeding Goals

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Medscape: Mary Franklin, assistant professor and the director of the Nurse Midwifery Program at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, discussed a new study highlighting the effect of evidence-based maternity care practices on prenatal breastfeeding intentions in women from low-income U.S. households. The study showed that the use of “baby-friendly steps” during birth hospitalization made it possible for almost half to breastfeed exclusively for one month.