Two authors independently evaluated each article for relevant using a predefined set of criteria. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were specified and were appropriate for the review. The researchers were concerned with the effect education and support for the mothers had on the exclusive breastfeeding rates of healthy newborns. Inclusion criteria included randomized controlled trials (RCT) or quasi-experimental trails. The types of articles included are those that discussed interventions through education or support given to the mother prenatal/postnatal, or a combination. All delivery types were included. For
The audience intended for this paper are mothers that have a desire to breastfeed, employers, clinicians, breastfeeding advocacy groups and federal and state legislators involved in policy change.
Positive messages about breastfeeding should be evident in the midwife’s practice room (Ewles and Simnett, 2003). Literature and posters that promote breastfeeding can be prominently displayed. All magazines and literature in the waiting room can be examined to ensure that there are no unwanted advertisements or promotions of formula.
The immediate and long-term benefits of breastfeeding have been demonstrated. Mothers are encouraged to begin breastfeeding immediately after delivery, however mothers choosing to breastfeed find numerous challenges once returning to work. There are not appropriate accommodations to support nursing mothers in the workplace. Although there are law in place to support accommodations in the workplace these laws are not enforced and therefore it is virtually impossible for mothers to continue to breastfeed as a result of the significant barriers they face to effectively find suitable accommodations in their workplace. There needs to be a standard for enforcing these policies if the goal is to move toward encouraging all mothers to breastfeed throughout the first 6 months of life.
“Breast feeding rates in developed countries such as the UK, Australia and the US are typically lower than World Health Organisation goals” Parkinson (2010) 3. From a study carried out by Queensland university stressed the importance of not only the delivery of literature on how effective breastfeeding is for your babies health but that what was also needed to increase the number of breast feeders was to give personal support and explains social and environmental benefits also. When they looked at the UK in particular, Parkinson (2010) 3 stated “women already understood that breastfeeding was good for their baby, and what they needed were the tools to help them to breastfeed longer. From this it is clear that although effective and sufficient information around the benefits of the child is being addressed, there is no sufficient information or skills being given direct to the parents in order for them to carry this out for any length of time. Another piece of research was carried out in 2010 on ways to change the paradigm of breastfeeding, from encouraging promotion of breast feeding within the employment setting.
I have chosen breastfeeding as my teaching topic for this assignment. The specific clientèle will be the new mother at between 2 and 7 days postpartum, newly discharged from hospital. As a community health nurse working with children and young families, I do initial postpartum visits at home. Breastfeeding is a very complex skill, natural, yet sometimes difficult to do. The client is often overwhelmed with information received in hospital, so sessions must be kept short, and made easy to understand. The area in which I work is multicultural. There is often a language barrier which further complicates
health throughout life” (Klag, McNamara, Geraghty, & Keim, 2015, p. 1059) Although the process has been known to bring some complications and many attempts, the end result has been proven to be beneficial to not only the infant during that time but can be tracked in their life down the line. The decision to breast feed is a decision that will not only impact the child, but can also
You are the registered nurse performing a health assessment on a newborn infant. From the functional health pattern portion of the assessment, you learn the mother is reluctant to breastfeed her baby. How do you respond? Explain the approach you will take to ensure adequate nutrition for the newborn, with or without breastfeeding. Provide rationale for your answer.
One of the biggest decisions for a new mom is whether or not she will breast feed her newborn. This decision will not only impact the mother but it will also have many great affects on the baby. In the media we only see advertisements about formula which costs more money and is artificial. Why is it that the most natural source of food for our baby’s does not have the same kind of attention, if not more? Nurses need to help spread the awareness of the major differences between formula and breastfeeding to help higher the rates of breastfeeding, The purpose of this paper is to discuss how nurses can help to promote healthy breastfeeding to postpartum moms through three main roles which are, providing research that confirms the benefits of breastfeeding,
Various researches exists in the health care premises to determine the best policies that will promote the utilization of resources within healthcare. However, some research work that utilizes social scientific methods fails to focus on exploring maternal ambiguity and ambivalence. Rather, the paradigm informing the majority research about infants feeding practices remains a public health perspective. From that perspective, many studies tend to explore why women do not initiate breastfeeding. Again, it suggests some options why women do not breastfeed for the recommended period. Thus, it is imperative to recommend the appropriate interventions to change maternal behaviour. The work remains the most accurately considered advocacy research as its purposes help the overall public in some ways. It gives additional weight to arguments for devoting more governmental resources to breastfeeding promotion. A small number of studies have utilized social sciences methods to generate valuable insights about the tension between policy and maternal practices and experience.
Breastfeeding is an experience that is foreign for most people until they actually experience it. I had limited knowledge of breastfeeding until I interviewed my friend who currently has two children. Before she had her first child, she read a lot of books and watched a lot of videos, but they still didn’t quite capture the experience. She is a nurse and with her healthcare background, she felt confident about the importance of breastfeeding her children, especially in the first 6 -12 months. Before her baby, she was worried about the physical process and what it would feel like. After birth, she was more worried about her baby being able to breastfeed. For the first few weeks, her baby was having a hard time breastfeeding and she had to occasionally
PICO Question: For pregnant women considering breastfeeding (P), does a prenatal breastfeeding course (I), as compared to not attending a prenatal breastfeeding course (C) affect the length of exclusive and successful breastfeeding (O)?
Rationale: For first time mother breastfeeding can become a frustrating duty when they do not have the necessary resources available for them to use. The mother may be able to properly breastfeed her infant while at the hospital with the lactational consultant and nursing staff at her bedside helping her. Yet when she goes home with the newborn, she may be discouraged to breastfeed the infant because difficulties may arise . As a result, it is necessary for the mother to have at her disposition resources that she can utilize if need it. La Leche League is an excellent resource that supports mothers who are breastfeeding. Also, lactational consultants are great at providing help for mothers who are breastfeeding. Mothers can join support groups where they can openly talk about everything concerning breastfeeding their infants (Lowdermilk, Perry, Cashion, and Alden, 2012).
Nurses and midwives are able to enforce this strategy by holding or organising healthy cooking workshops so that the mothers can sustain a long term understanding of health. They can also organise support and breast feeding classes for mother and child before and after the child is born. Having these support groups not only helps mothers by getting health professionals advice and opinions, but also the support and friendship from other new