As soon as your baby was born, you probably have started the process of breastfeeding. The breastfeeding is the most natural way to supply your baby with all the needed nutrients, but it is also a process which gives you many sleepless nights, breast pain and nipple cracks. All these
As your baby grows so will their nutritional needs, the food that you will give them it will help the grown and develop, that’s why the department of health suggested exclusive breast feeding for the first 6 months of life with the gradual introduction of solids food until the age of 2 years and under.
Adequate sleep and rest promotes excellent physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Unfortunately, working on night shifts had a negative impact on my sleep and affected my personal and social life. My goal is to promote good quality of sleep and improve my sleep habits. My plan is to establish a regular bedtime; on my days off I will take a warm shower or hot bath and go to bed around midnight instead of resting on a coach and watching television until I fall asleep in the middle of the night. Before going to bed, I will limit caffeine intake, and decrease stimulation such as noise, light, and temperature. I am also willing to try melatonin supplements, which can promote better sleep. Eating last big meal at least three hours before
The United States is the first world country to not guarantee paid maternity leave. The question to have have paid parental leave has been a heated debate. The U.S offers twelve weeks of unpaid.The reality is that parents can not afford to take time off. They often have to seek outside help if they want time off. The ideal paid parental leave would cover both parents and adoptive parents. Sexual identity would not matter. Parental leave can have a positive impact on children, parents, and it can have a positive impact on financial issues.
Breastfeeding is the body’s natural way of producing food for infants. Breast milk is the most easily digested food source for infants. The calorie and fat density within breast milk varies according to what the baby demands throughout developmental stages and growth spurts. During the last few weeks of pregnancy, a mother’s body creates a thick, fatty, nutrient dense milk called colostrum. After a few days of nursing, the mother’s milk supply comes in and the colostrum is replaced with a creamy milk. The nutritional value of breast milk continues to change throughout the breastfeeding relationship. In contrast, formula is an artificially made substance made to mimic the nutritional components found in breast milk. Parents
It is crucial to the nursing profession to be able to contribute and communicate knowledge to nurses, policy makers, and interdisciplinary colleagues through the media, presentations, seminars and conferences (Hanrahan, Marlow, Aldrich, & Hiatt, 2010). Through these different dissemination strategies, barriers that prevent mothers from breastfeeding or providing breast milk to their premature infants can be discuss. Therefore, when policies and procedure are in place, stakeholders who are part of NICU newborns care are educated and trained on the initiative’s policies and procedures. NICU nurses, neonatologists, and neonatal nurse practitioners, NICU nutritionist, are the key stakeholders in this project. Strategies to disseminate an educational and training plan to stakeholders includes a 4 hour staff educational course conducted by a Lactation Consultant. Each staff member will have 2 week to complete the educational course which will take place twice a shift for 2 weeks to give all staff opportunity to attend. Also to keep staff abreast of information, tip sheet will be created and placed it in multiple areas such as the charge office, clerk desk, and physician station for staff review (Bernaix, Schmidt, Arrizola, Iovinelli, & Medina-Poelinez,
Breastfeeding isn 't always easy no matter how natural it is. Add job stress to the fears you may already have about not being able to supply enough milk for your baby, and you may be concerned about the prospects of being able to do both. You may be glad to know that millions of women have become breastfeeding moms and held down their regular job.
Childbirth is a period of various changes in mothers’ well-being, particularly in their psychological state. For example, 85% of women experience mood disorders and 20% suffer from postpartum depression (Cabrera and Shcub 1). Before the incidence of postpartum depression, women experience baby blues after a few hours of giving birth. Baby blues are defined as “ a feeling of sadness that some women have for a short period after they have had a baby” (“Baby Blues Definition and Synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary”). If these feelings of sadness persist for two weeks, they develop to postpartum depression. Because of its threatening symptoms and negative psychological, behavioural and social effects on mothers and
Imagine returning back to work after giving birth to your child and realizing that you cannot reserve time to breastfeed your child in a private place. What do you do? Do you focus on your career and hope for the best in terms of your child's health? Do you make time to breastfeed your child in a secluded place and risk being terminated from your job? Mothers, of course, will certainly choose the latter. Despite a good recovery from the great recession, many people are still having trouble meeting the basic needs of providing for their families. Nursing mothers who would prefer to care for their child are now finding themselves in a difficult position. Nevada Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel understands these concerns and has taken upon herself
What is your controversy? Describe it in at least a paragraph. Focus on what people disagree about and why. (10 points)
Choosing whether or not to breast-feed or to bottle-feed is one of the most important choices that a new mother and father can make. What they decide will directly influence their child’s health. They are making choices for their child that could affect them for the rest of their lives. There are many different stances on which is better for the child, being breast-fed, or being bottle fed. It is important to truly understand the science and the facts behind the two in order to make a sound decision.
However, being incredibly anxious as a mother is more damaging as they are also trying to heal from bearing a child. Thus, reducing this stress is beneficial to the emotional and physical well being of the mother. Having a satisfying life allows the mother to be happy, aiding her well-being. This also benefits the infant as they are raised by a happy individual as opposed to a stressed one. Reducing cesarean sections also aids the health of families, as they are physically and mentally traumatic to the mother. They also cause the father and other families a great deal of stress. It is also better for the infant to be born normally. Breastfeeding infants has also been proven to result in fewer infant infections and hospitalizations. Unfortunately, many others are unable to experience the health benefits of a paid and job-secure leave policy. A single mother describes her experiences without paid leave: “Because I didn’t have paid leave after the birth of my first child, I had to go back to work within 2 weeks—using all the vacation I had to take the time off. It was a horrible experience. My son was too young for daycare, so I had to find an individual to watch him. That was not easy and very expensive. My health declined because I wasn’t getting enough sleep—or enough to eat—because I was too tired working all day and staying up all night with my son. I eventually ended up in a hospital for a week because I got so sick. My son
Mother’s knowledge regarding complementary feeding time is inadequate and practices are inappropriate. Majority of them are not aware of the current recommendations and proper way of doing it. Correct information and guidelines about complementary feeding is not reaching the target population. Because of False beliefs, customs and attitude of the mother tend to wean the child late where the babies are landing up in severe problem.
In a world full of uncertainties, there is one person everyone on this Earth dead or alive has or had, and that is a mother. What is a mother? The dictionary definition of a mother as a noun is a woman in relation to her child or children, but as a verb means bring up (a child) with care and affection. While there is no cookie cutter definition of a mother, women still continuously conform to the societal pressure placed upon them. Societal viewpoint is that the title of mother is a one size fits all category, meaning the roles of every mother must be the same since their “job title” is. A mother either gives her all to her children or she is neglectful and a selfish parent. Mothers get lumped into categories which often dehumanizes them. Because
The arrival of a new baby, especially the first always marks a new beginning for a mother. It comes with a lot of challenges more so if the mother is less knowledgeable about baby care. Take such as cleaning the baby for the first time, or feeding, it is not easy. The baby is still fragile and slippery and needs a special care. But if the mother is not ready for all these, or maybe, does not have any knowledge on what to do, the baby’s life might be endangered since the baby needs a special care which only the mother can give.