National WIC Association

Effect of antenatal peer support on breastfeeding initiation: a systematic review

Ingram L, et al. Effect of antenatal peer support on breastfeeding initiation: a systematic review. Can Med Assoc J. Nov 2010;182(16):1739-1746.

The objective of this systematic review was to examine the effect of antenatal peer support on rates of breastfeeding initiation. The analysis found that universal antenatal peer support did not appear to improve rates of breastfeeding initiation, but targeted antenatal peer support might be beneficial.