Breastfeeding consultancy at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil

Olga Sueli Claudino Bica, Clea Machado de Carvalho, Gisela Maria Schebella Souto de Moura


Despite all its widely reported benefits, breastfeeding is no longer a universal practice. The consequences of this change in behavior throughout time are evident, such as increased infant morbidity and mortality rates.
In our daily contact with mothers, we have realized how much breastfeeding may seem complicated under certain conditions, even when women have decided to breastfeed their babies. In 1996, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre formed a group of lactation consultants, composed of two nurses and one nutritionist.
In this paper, we share the experience acquired in 7 years of work with mothers and babies, acting as facilitators in the breastfeeding process.


aleitamento materno;recém-nascido;enfermagemmaterno -infantillactação

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