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.
breastfeed agree that they feel a closer bond with their children after breastfeeding and are able to better understand their child’s wants (Newman and Pitman 14). In The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that breastfeeding can reduce risk of postpartum depression, a condition that affects 13 percent of mothers, causing them to be upset and even angry at their child for crying, as well as other serious symptoms that can affect the mother’s mental state (3). They also found that a
Specific Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to motivate my audience by discussing the problems, solutions, and potential outcomes of breastfeeding infants.
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).
Thesis: Breastfeeding provides unique nutrients for the baby, protects from disease, has health benefits for the mother, and provides a unique bond between mother and baby.
This paper will explain the benefits of breastfeeding and how it plays an extreme role in the long-term health of a child not only in the early stages of life but also into adulthood and how we as nurses can help promote this mode of nutrition.
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.
Breastfeeding has numerous benefits for both mother and child. Children who are breastfed are more resistant to health issues like juvenile diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and infections. Breast milk provides a unique source of nutrition that helps fight these issues and cannot be replaced with other food, including formula. Mothers who are breastfeeding are less likely to develop osteoporosis, lower risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. Despite these benefits to both mother and child there has been much stigma on the topic of breastfeeding in public areas.
Twenty one to one interviews were conducted with women who have had babies within one year. Half are currently breastfeeding and half are not breastfeeding at all but were at the time of birth. Ages range from 20 to 34. I will first discuss the women who are not breastfeeding. There were several motives expressed as reasons why breastfeeding was not successful, but the overwhelming underlying reason was lack of proper education. Motives listed in order of most frequent were pain associated with breastfeeding (3), lack adequate milk supply (3), infection from oversupply (1), lack of pumping time/space at work (2), wanted baby to sleep longer (1), and family members not being supportive (2). Concurrently, in literature, lack of adequate milk supply and returning to work were the two main reasons women stopped breastfeeding (Arlotti, Cottrell, Lee, & Curtin, 1998). The women that reported pain as the reason for not continuing to breastfeed never sought out a lactation consultation, and felt like their primary care provider was not well versed in lactation in general. The women who stopped breastfeeding due to inadequate milk supply all became frustrated and stopped at a common infant growth spurt phase suggesting that education on growth spurts and how the supply and demand system work may have been beneficial. The women who stopped breastfeeding due to pumping concerns at work were not educated on the state laws regarding breastfeeding and that the law mandates a reasonable
Lactation consultants are a vital part of the healthcare system. Together with the rest of the healthcare team they make sure that mother and baby's care as a breastfeeding pair is complete. The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant represents the "gold standard" in lactation consultant credentialing. Lactation consultants who carry the credentials IBCLC behind their names are specially trained and qualified to assist with every aspect of breastfeeding. I chose the topic of lactation consulting because I feel strongly about being a breastfeeding advocate. I believe that those in the healthcare field, especially the people involved in womanâ€™s health and pediatrics should be knowledgeable
The first topic I would cover in this workshop for parents of infants is the importance of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the first decision the mother makes after the baby is born. Breastfeeding has almost completely positive results. Breastfeeding is not only beneficial to the infant but to the mother also. When the mother starts breastfeeding she instantly decreases her risk to certain cancers. Another advantage to the mother is that by breastfeeding her child she speeds up the loss of “baby weight”. According to an article in the New York Times titled ” Breast-Feed the Baby, Love the Calorie Burn” Dr. Cheryl A. Lovelady, a Nutrition Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensburg, explains the science behind mothers losing weight with the practice of breastfeeding. According to Dr. Lovelace, breastfeeding mothers still eat more after pregnancy but the weight loss is contributed to the fact that producing milk requires about 500 calories every day. The effects on the growing child are even more impressive than the effects on the mother. Breastfed children tend to be healthier, this is because breast milk has a protective factor for many diseases such as Asthma, Obesity, Type two diabetes and Lower respiratory illnesses(Womenshealth.gov/ why breastfeeding is
Nutrition and breastfeeding are subjects that can relate greatly to each other. New mothers are in a need of information regarding breastfeeding. Mothers receive the information and instructions on how to breastfeed at the hospital where they bear their children. That information is essential in the decision making process of whether to breastfeed or not. Still the clear choice for mothers everywhere is breastfeeding for several important life affecting reasons. Breast milk is highly nutritional, protects from various diseases, ideal in growth, promotes bonding, and is beneficial for the mother in a recovery process after labor.
Human infants, at the time which they are born, are incredibly dependent creatures. Extensive measures must be taken to ensure that they are given the adequate nutrients they need in order to grow into a health, fully-functioning adult. The means in which infants receive these nutrients is most commonly through breastfeeding. The intimate relationship between mother and child that exists in the womb is maintained after birth through the act of breastfeeding. The choice of a mother to breastfeed her child has numerous, serious implications – for both herself and her offspring. The physiological consequences that breastfeeding has on mother and child are undeniable. Breastfeeding directly affects the physical development of an infant
Breastfeeding has become the new normal for parents of the millennium generation. With new research and enhanced parent education, new mothers have developed knowledge in relation to the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. Breastfeeding is linked to psychological benefits such as a hormonal release to enhance bonding and attachment through mother and baby. At the very least, breastfeeding may also reduce or prevent the likeliness of long-term health complications. Coincidentally, some mothers still struggle with thought of breastfeeding and the potential risks and complications involved with formula fed infants. Let’s review the good, the bad and ugly facts of breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding used to be the only way women fed their children, but with developing technology, that has changed. Women and children both benefit from breastfeeding in many ways, but unfortunately some mothers are not able to breastfeed due to different circumstances. This paper will aim to answer and discuss the following questions: