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Professional support interventions for breastfeeding during six months postpartum

ZHU Yu, WAN Hong-wei, HUANG Rong   

  1. Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital, Tongji University, Shanghai 200040, China
  • Online:2013-08-28 Published:2013-09-16


World Health Organization(WHO) recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed in their first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. The importance of breastfeeding has been recognized by mothers from various countries. However, there still generally exits problems of short time and low rate of exclusive breastfeeding which are seriously below the requirements that WHO has proposed. The domestic and foreign existing professional support interventions to promote exclusive breastfeeding during six months postpartum are reviewed in this paper, in order to provide advice on breastfeeding interventions.

Key words: breastfeeding, nursing intervention, duration