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ACOG Does Not Support Breastfeeding Draft Recommendation Statement Language

The final recommendation statement, Breastfeeding: Primary Care Interventions, clarifies that "the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) interprets support as including promotion. The USPSTF revised the recommendation statement to clarify that it has not changed its confidence in the benefits of breastfeeding and that it continues to recommend interventions to encourage breastfeeding."


ACOG does not support the draft wording of the recommendation. Read ACOG's letter to Joya Chowdhury, Senior Coordinator, USPSTF, describing ACOG's reasons for not supporting the recommendation language.