To Breast Feed or Not to Breastfeed

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Breastfeeding rates are continually increasing. The nutritional benefit of breast over formula is a long established fact. “According to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breastfeeding rates improved nationwide in 2000-2008, and some of the greatest improvement was among black women. However, only about 59 percent of black mothers breastfed in 2008, compared to 80 percent of Hispanic mothers and about 75 percent of white mothers. For 2008 rates of breastfeeding at a baby’s first birthday, the number was about 23 percent overall but only 12.5 percent for black mothers. That low rate still marks a near doubling of rates among black mothers compared to the year 2000” (Currie, 2013).It is the recommended…show more content…
The research by Noble-Carr and Bell (2012) demonstrated that nurses need to provide their patients with readily accessible, clear and concise breastfeeding information early on in their pregnancy. Preparation can begin to prepare the women’s mind for the will breastfeeding requires. Women choose to not breastfeed continually due to the constraints that it can put on their lives. In pregnant and post-partum mothers, can targeted education and strategies focused on patient constraints to breastfeeding positively impact the initiation and continuance of breastfeeding as opposed to general education focused on only the benefits of breastfeeding Throughout this paper, the author information will provide information on how different methods of teaching can help to influence the continuation of breastfeeding in pregnant and postpartum mothers. The paper will also critique three research articles. The articles will consist of either qualitative or quantitative research. The main goal or purpose of this paper is to show why mothers discontinue breastfeeding after discharge and how healthcare providers can more appropriately promote its continuation to these mothers.
Critique #1 The purpose of the study was to assess the variation of breastfeeding knowledge and practices of registered nurses, including the initiation and support of breastfeeding in the hospital by
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