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Hypothesis: We hypothesized that providing in-hospital, supervised paraprofessional breastfeeding consultation during the hiatus between hospital discharge and the first postpartum WIC or pediatric visit would increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding among low income Hispanic women at 1 month postpartum.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: Proactive assignment to attend a breastfeeding clinic
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
intent to breastfeed
delivery at target hospital
mother and infant scheduled for joint discharge
healthy mother and infant
infant at elevated risk for hyperbilirubinemia:
<37 weeks gestation at birth,
< 48 hours of age at discharge,
jaundice within 24 hours of birth,
Rh incompatibility; cephalohematoma,
positive coombs test,
family history of disorders of RBC enzyme defects or defects of RBC shape and size,