Milinco M, Travan L, Cattaneo A, Knowles A, Sola MV, Causin E, Cortivo C, Degrassi M, Di Tommaso F, Verardi G, Dipietro L, Piazza M, Scolz S, Rossetto M, Ronfani L; Trieste BN (Biological Nurturing) Investigators. Int Breastfeed J. 2020 Apr 5;15(1):21.
Background Biological nurturing is a neurobehavioral approach to breastfeeding support that encourages women to breastfed in a relaxed, laidback position. This approach has the potential to reduce breast problems (e.g., sore nipples), making good latch easier and thus facilitating the initiation of exclusive breastfeeding. However, its effects have not been adequately investigated in a real-life situation. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to assess the effectiveness of biological nurturing, compared to usual hospital practices, on the frequency of breast problems and on the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding at discharge from the maternity ward, after 1 week, and at one and 4 months.