Evid Based Nurs 2:75 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.3.75
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Review: support interventions reduce cessation of breast feeding before 2 months

 Question Does extra support for mothers who wish to breast feed reduce early cessation of breast feeding?

Data sources

Studies were identified by searching the Pregnancy and Childbirth Collaborative Review Group Specialised Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Clinical Trials/Central Register, Medline (from 1993), Embase/Excerpta Medica (from 1980), CINAHL, and the English National Board Health Care Database. The Midwives Information and Resource Service quarterly digest was handsearched from 1991, secondary references were scanned, and experts were contacted.

Study selection

Randomised and quasi-randomised trials of postnatal interventions that provided supplementary support from professionals or volunteers to facilitate continued breast feeding were included. Interventions that were primarily educational or occurred only in the antenatal period were excluded.

Data extraction

Data were extracted on country, setting, participants, design, randomisation procedure, intervention, follow up, withdrawals, …

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