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New mothers receive inadequate physician advice on infant care

July 31, 2015

Many new mothers reported receiving no advice from health care professionals regarding aspects of infant care — including supine sleep, breast-feeding and immunization — and advice that was received was often inconsistent with recommendations, according to NIH study results.

“Earlier studies have shown that new mothers listen to their physicians,” Marian Willinger, PhD, of the pregnancy and perinatology branch at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), said in a press release. “This survey shows that physicians have an opportunity to provide new mothers with much-needed advice on how to improve infant health and even save infant lives.”

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