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Optimizing maternal and neonatal outcomes with postpartum contraception: impact on breastfeeding and birth spacing

Overview of attention for article published in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology, January 2017
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Title
Optimizing maternal and neonatal outcomes with postpartum contraception: impact on breastfeeding and birth spacing
Published in
Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40748-016-0040-y
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Authors

Aparna Sridhar, Jennifer Salcedo

Abstract

Postpartum contraception is important to prevent unintended pregnancies. Assisting women in achieving recommended inter-pregnancy intervals is a significant maternal-child health concern. Short inter-pregnancy intervals are associated with negative perinatal, neonatal, infant, and maternal health outcomes. More than 30% of women experience inter-pregnancy intervals of less than 18 months in the United States. Provision of any contraceptive method after giving birth is associated with improved inter-pregnancy intervals. However, concerns about the impact of hormonal contraceptives on breastfeeding and infant health have limited recommendations for such methods and have led to discrepant recommendations by organizations such as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this review, we discuss current recommendations for the use of hormonal contraception in the postpartum period. We also discuss details of the lactational amenorrhea method and effects of hormonal contraception on breastfeeding. Given the paucity of high quality evidence on the impact on hormonal contraception on breastfeeding outcomes, and the strong evidence for improved health outcomes with achievement of recommended birth spacing intervals, the real risk of unintended pregnancy and its consequences must not be neglected for fear of theoretical neonatal risks. Women should establish desired hormonal contraception before the risk of pregnancy resumes. With optimization of postpartum contraception provision, we will step closer toward a healthcare system with fewer unintended pregnancies and improved birth outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 90 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 21%
Student > Bachelor 17 19%
Other 11 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Researcher 7 8%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 14 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 26%
Social Sciences 9 10%
Psychology 3 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Other 12 13%
Unknown 17 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 October 2021.
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