ACOG Committee Opinion No. 361: Breastfeeding: maternal and infant aspects

Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Feb;109(2 Pt 1):479-80. doi: 10.1097/00006250-200702000-00064.


Evidence continues to mount regarding the value of breastfeeding for both women and their infants. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists strongly supports breastfeeding and calls on its Fellows, other health care professionals caring for women and their infants, hospitals, and employers to support women in choosing to breastfeed their infants. Obstetrician-gynecologists and other health care professionals caring for pregnant women should provide accurate information about breastfeeding to expectant mothers and be prepared to support them should any problems arise while breastfeeding.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Breast Feeding*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Patient Education as Topic*
  • Physician's Role*