Breastfeeding the Late Preterm and Early Term Infants

Publication Date: January 1, 2016
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendations

Implementation of principles of care: inpatient

Initial steps

Develop and communicate in writing to hospital staff a standard feeding plan for late preterm infants that can be easily implemented and modified as needed. (IV)
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Ongoing care

Implementation of principles of care: outpatient or community follow-up

Initial visit

Although timing of the length of hospital stay may vary, late preterm and early term infants require close followup in the early postpartum period and the first follow-up appointment or home health visit should normally occur 1 or 2 days after hospital discharge. (IV)
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Overview

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Breastfeeding the Late Preterm and Early Term Infants

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