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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

Fear of inadequate milk supply is a contributor to early breastfeeding cessation. What would be key components of breastfeeding advice to give to a new mother in the early postpartum period to help her develop confidence in her milk supply?

  1. a. Buy an infant scale and weigh the infant before and after each feeding.
  2. b. Feed the infant every four hours even if the infant doesn’t seem hungry, and if the infant has about six wet diapers a day, she is eating adequately.
  3. c. Feed the infant when she displays early signs of hunger, and if the infant has about six wet diapers and about three stools daily, she is eating adequately.
  4. d. Nurse the infant at both breasts at each feeding and offer a formula supplement if the infant still seems hungry.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Support to breastfeeding women is a prerequisite to build a healthy society. The lack of proper guidance and counseling can often result in departing of women from breastfeeding. Thus, neglecting the potential benefits that breast milk can offer to the growing infant including protections against infections and an increased physical and psychological developments.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct statement:

Option c. is given as “Feed the infant when she displays early signs of hunger, and if the infant has about six wet diapers and about three stools daily, she is eating adequately”.

An infant that is nourished by breast milk shows certain signs that are indicative of its health. If the infant has six wet diapers a day and passes yellow stool it implies that it is adequately nourished and must be fed as it becomes hungry.

Hence, option c. is correct

Reasons for incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “Buy an infant scale and weigh the infant before and after each feeding”. It is an incorrect statement as the infant nourishment is not immediately reflected in its weight after feeding.

Hence, option a...

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