National WIC Association

Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating primary care-based interventions to promote breastfeeding in low-income women

Ibanez G, et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating primary care-based interventions to promote breastfeeding in low-income women. Fam Pract. Jun 2012;29(3):245-254.

This review identified effective programs that could be implemented by primary care physicians to promote breastfeeding in low-income women. Programs targeted at mothers after 3 months postpartum showed significant success rates. Additionally, successful programs usually involved multiple short follow-up appointments.