Washington : Many new mothers do not receive advice from physicians on aspects of infant care such as sleep position, breastfeeding, immunisation and pacifier use, says a new study, reports IANS.

Health care practitioner groups issued recommendations and guidelines on all these aspects of infant care. “As a physician, these findings made me stop and really think about how we communicate important information to new parents,” said first author Staci R. Eisenberg, a paediatrician at Boston Medical Center.

“Earlier studies have shown that new mothers listen to their physicians,” said Marian Willinger from pregnancy and perinatology branch at National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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