LactaMap – An Online Lactation Care Support System

2022 03 Project FLRF

Launched in 2019 by FLRF and The University of Western Australia (UWA), LactaMap is an online lactation care support system for medical practitioners. 

LactaMap offers current, evidence-based information accessible at the point of care to support breastfeeding mothers and their infants. The resource functions as a decision support system, helping practitioners rapidly navigate its wealth of information with an intuitive care pathway to appropriate, evidence-based clinical information for patients.

LactaMap contains:

  • over 100 evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
  • LactaPedia (a glossary of lactation for science and medicine)
  • and over 20 information sheets that can be printed or emailed to patients.

LactaMap tools are available here on LactaHub.

LactaMap content was developed by the LactaResearch Group at UWA, under the leadership of Melinda Boss and Emeritus Professor Peter Hartmann.

With its capacity to enable medical practitioners’ quick access to evidence-based lactation information, LactaMap has the potential to positively impact the management of lactation challenges, therefore supporting mothers and infants to continue breastfeeding.

LactaMap guidelines have been appraised against the Agree II Instrument, the international gold standard for practice guidelines evaluation and development. LactaMap is a trademark of the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation.

Read the press release

Boss M, Turner J, Hirst T, Pritchard D, Pérez-Escamilla R, Clifford R. An evaluation of general practitioners’ experience of LactaMap, an online lactation care support system. Aust J Gen Pract. 2021;50(12):937–43. DOI: 10.31128/AJGP-10-20-5694

Boss M, Turner J, Boss P, Hartmann P, Pritchard D, Clifford R. Integrating approaches for quality guideline development in LactaMap, an online lactation care support system. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2021;21(1):322. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-021-03775-9

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