ACOG Clinical Guidelines

Committee Opinion #570 "Breastfeeding in Underserved Women: Increasing Initiation and Continuation of Breastfeeding". 

Committee Opinion #361 “Breastfeeding: Maternal and Infant Aspects” provides a brief introduction to concepts detailed in a Special Report from ACOG of the same title. 

Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians, Second Edition - This resource provides guidance for physicians in all specialties. This handbook represents the collaborative efforts of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, with new information on benefits of breastmilk to preterm infants and breastfeeding issues during a disaster. The handbook is available for purchase.  There is also an e-book available for purchase.

Guidelines for Perinatal Care, Seventh Edition- This resource is a joint project by The College and The American Academy of Pediatrics.  This edition provides updated information on a variety of perinatal topics, including breastfeeding.  This book is available for purchase. There is also an e-book available for purchase.

Contact:

Mindy Saraco, MHA
Director, Clinical Practice-Obstetrics and Genetics
msaraco@acog.org