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Are Mothers With Disabilities Less Likely to Initiate Breastfeeding?

  1. You are a member of the healthcare team providing advice regarding breastfeeding during a prenatal visit with a 23-year-old woman who has a history of cerebral palsy and mild intellectual disability. What should you keep in mind as you discuss this subject with her?
    Breastfeeding can improve cognitive outcomes among children
    Breastfeeding generally does not have benefits beyond childhood
    Breastfeeding is associated with a mild increase in the risk for breast cancer
    Risk factors for failing to breastfeed through 6 months include younger parental age
  2. In the current study by Brown and colleagues which of the following groups was less likely to receive breastfeeding support in the hospital?
    Women with intellectual/developmental disability and multiple forms of disability
    Women with sensory and physical disability
    Women with sensory disability and multiple forms of disability
    Women with intellectual/developmental disability, sensory disability, physical disability, and multiple forms of disability