Effects Of Early Skin On Birth And Breastfeeding Initiation

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Effects of Early Skin-to-Skin Contact on Birth and Breastfeeding Initiation Milijana Trisic Indiana University Northwest Evaluation of the Appropriateness of the Title This non-randomized controlled study investigates the effect that mother/infant skin-to-skin contact has on the third stage of labor and the introduction of breastfeeding. The title is appropriate, and the reader can accurately portray the purpose of the study by simply reading the title. The key words skin-to-skin contact, third stage of labor, and breastfeeding success allow readers to easily access this article and similar articles in a library data base. Identification of the Research Problem and Purpose According to Essa and Ismail (2015), the…show more content…
The hypothesis of the article was also identified in the introduction section of the article. The authors identified not only one but two specific hypotheses that are tested in this article. The first hypothesis that was tested was if mothers who participate in early skin-to-skin contact with their neonates, after birth, have a shorter period of the third stage of labor; in comparison to, mothers who don’t participate in early skin-to-skin contact with their neonates after birth. The other hypothesis identified in the article was that mothers who practice early skin-to-skin contact with their neonate post-delivery have a more successful breastfeeding initiation after birth compared to mothers who don’t participate in early skin-to-skin contact with their neonates preceding birth. Critique of the Literature Review There was not a specific literature review section that was mentioned in this article. However, the authors mentioned several statistics and research findings from the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a summary of results from two previous published research articles from 2009 and 2012. The research article findings were current and within an appropriate time frame. Also, the authors give a significant amount of background information to help the reader understand the purpose of the study. The authors mention that the WHO found that over 1.5 million neonates die each year due
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