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Support for breastfeeding mothers

  1. J Sikorski,
  2. M J Renfrew Professor of Midwifery Studies*,
  3. S Pindoria,
  4. A Wade

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 21 JAN 2002

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001141


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Sikorski J, Renfrew MJ, Pindoria S, Wade A. Support for breastfeeding mothers. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2002, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001141. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001141.

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  1. University of Leeds, Mother and Infant Research Unit, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

*M J Renfrew, Professor of Midwifery Studies, Mother and Infant Research Unit, University of Leeds, 22 Hyde Terrace, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9LN, UK. m.j.renfrew@leeds.ac.uk.

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