Mothers and newborns have a physiologic need to be together during the first moment of birth. Interrupted skin-to-skin attachment between mothers and babies can be harmful and can negatively impact short and long term health outcomes and breastfeeding success. Evidence supports instant skin-to-skin care after the birth, vaginally and C-section, during and after cesarean surgery for all stable mothers and newborns will enhance limitless opportunities for care and breastfeeding. Skin-to-skin contact after delivery is golden opportunity. Many studies validate that mothers and babies should be skin-to-skin promptly after birth. Not only promotes healthier baby and successful breastfeeding outcome, it is also
Skin to skin contact in the delivery room and breastfeeding are best for mothers and infant. Skin to skin contact helps mothers become confident with their infants, decreases the mother’s anxiety toward motherhood, helps produce more breast milk, and helps them become aware of their infant’s cues, not to mention an incredible lifelong bonding experience. As for the infant’s benefits of skin to skin contact, it helps with temperature regulation, stabilization of the heart rate, control of the infant’s blood sugar, and helps with weight gain. When initiating immediate skin to skin contact, infants should be placed on their mother’s chest for instinctive skills. The infant begins to smell their mother’s breast and look at their mother, which
Evidence proves that breast feeding healthy newborns skin to skin within the first hour of life can have a direct impact on decreasing hypothermia, hypoglycemia and increasing exclusivity then babies dried and swaddled.
The concepts and relationships between the concepts are clearly stated. The researcher does not provide a schematic diagram of the proposed relationships. There is sufficient literature to support the study and a propositional statement is identified in the abstract that will guide the hypothesis. Chiu et al states this as, “Concern persists that infants will become cold while breastfeeding, however, especially if in skin-to-skin contact with the mother.”
My plan and dissemination and implementation for my capstone project is to educate the nurses on the importance of teaching parents about the proper use of skin-to-skin contact. I plan on implementing this project by providing the nurses with the latest evidence based practice so that they can help implement this in their education in the NICU unit at Mount Sinai. Nurses are viewed as reliable source by the patient therefore it is important for us to implement good quality teaching. When I present this project to the unit I will make the following recommendations: to examine and reinforce the education among nurses in the unit and to encourage parents to attend a two hour hands on training course before discharge on skin-to-skin contact.
Veronica Tingzan is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who attained her degree through the University of California, San Diego in the year 2005. Now, aside from being a mother, she works for two San Diego hospitals as a lactation consultant. In her article “Bonding with your Baby through Breastfeeding,” she discusses the relationship that is formed between mother and child during the process of breastfeeding. When mothers breastfeed, they are providing nourishment to the child by feeding him or her milk from her breasts.
There are seven main principles in the Neonatal Integrative Developmental Care Model: a healing environment, partnership with family, positioning and handling, safeguarding sleep, minimizing stress and pain, protecting skin, and optimizing nutrition. These seven measures are used to provide optimal health care, both long term and short term, for premature infants. One of the most important elements of healing for premature infants is skin to skin contact. The Neonatal Integrative Developmental Care Model includes neuroprotective techniques to produce a combination of neurological, physical, and emotional development and avoid the development of disabilities. Parents are able to restore their parent-infant attachment, in this model, which helps both infants and parents health. NICU staff are not taught the neuroprotective skills during their training but have to be further educated. In order to ensure an optimal NICU, all NICU staff should be taught these skills during their training. Developmentally supportive care should be seen as a necessity not as an option. Optimal health care for premature infants also depends on the leadership and passion of NICU staff. There needs to be role model staff members that will train and set a high standard for other NICU member. (Altimier, L., & Phillips, R.
World Health Organization recommends that all healthy mothers and babies, regardless of feeding preference and method of birth, have uninterrupted skin-to-skin care beginning immediately after birth for at least an hour, and until after the first feeding, for breastfeeding women. It provides both the mother and the newborn with many short-term and long-term benefits. (See Figure 1) This practice should be the standard in healthcare due to its many benefits. To implement this evidence-based practice, health professionals and patients involved in the perinatal period should be trained in the practice of skin-to-skin contact in immediate postpartum.
The article “A Quality Improvement Project Focused on Women’s Perceptions of Skin-to-Skin Contact after Cesarean Birth” was written by Judith Moran-Peters, Cheryl Zauderer, Susan Goldman, Jennifer Baierlein, and April Smith. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the implications of the unavailability of skin-to-skin contact following a cesarean birth and to identify perceptions of women who performed skin-to-skin contact after their second cesarean birth. The study also sought to compare cesarean birthing experiences, particularly in relation to the facilitation of breast-feeding, in which skin-to-skin contact was and was not present.
The types of touch were divided into two groups; instrumental (instances where the mother 's physical contact with the infant consisted of activities such as moving and sitting) and stimulatory (instances where the mother 's physical interaction with the infant consisted of activities such as rocking as well as playing with the infant). The researchers found that the mothers of male infants had a tendency to use more stimulatory and affectionate touch while the mothers of female infants had a tendency to use more instrumental and caretaking forms of touch.
This paper about the research of people forms School of Community Health Science to exam the relationship between breastfeeding initiation and duration under supportive breastfeeding law at the level of the state. They use 3 measure of breastfeeding practices such as a report of breastfeeding infant, mother's breastfeeding initiation and report of infants being breastfed for at least months, these data were collected under eight supportive breastfeeding laws. That research provides an evidence-based date to determine the necessary of government action to protect, promote and support breastfeeding to reach the goal of breastfeeding initiation and duration in 2020.
This hospital-based, prospective cohort study investigates how mother-infant-skin-to-skin contact after 3 hours of singleton births may result in exclusive breastfeeding success during the mother and baby’s hospital stay compared to those mother-infants who do not receive skin-to-skin contact three hours after birth. The title is appropriate and accurately portrays the study’s purpose and content. However, the title is quite lengthy. The reader can easily recognize from the title that the article investigates how early skin-to-skin mother-infant contact influences exclusive breastfeeding success during the mother and infant’s hospital stay. The key terms “exclusive breastfeeding”, “early skin-to-skin contact”, and “intrapartum variables” allows readers to easily access this article and similar articles in a library data base.
She ensured that the room was warm and Laura was reasonable comfortable and relaxed. The midwife placed the newborn on the mother’s bare chest for immediate skin-to-skin contact and encouraged her to initiate breastfeeding. The midwife delayed the newborn examination, weighing and other routine postpartum care that would have separated the mother and