BREASTFEEDING Health professionals always considered breastfeeding as the gold standard for infant feeding. It offers multitude of benefits, thus making it far more superior to infant formula. It is safe for the baby to ingest due to its lack of unwanted or artificial ingredients. The act of breastfeeding is the first link or communication pathway between the infant and the mother. Studies in the past have also confirmed the link between Breastfeeding and better health of the infant.
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.
Breastfeeding in Public What is your controversy? Describe it in at least a paragraph. Focus on what people disagree about and why. (10 points) I chose the controversy breastfeeding in public. As I researched this topic I discovered that there are multiple forms of public breastfeeding, feeding with a cover or feeding without a cover.
Controversy around Newborn Breastfeeding In 2000 BC breastfeeding was a norm and was used as "wet nursing" (Stevens, Patrick & Pickler, 2009). According to Stevens, Patrick & Pickler (2009) Breastfeeding was used as a method of safe infant feeding since bottles or formula use did not exist. Wet nursing was defined as, "a woman who breastfeeds another's child" (Davis, 199 3, p. 2111). Wet nursing was used when "mothers were dying from childbirth or lactation failure" (Stevens, Patrick & Pickler, 2009).
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.
As a global public health recommendation, the World Health Organization recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Most six-month-old infants are physiologically
A correlation was made where an overworked, tired mother would not support a healthy, vigorous baby. Even though the laws set in place a number of benefits for the women, a number of these women saw it as a suppression of their
Its evident through research and studies that attachment is important for the caregiver and most importantly the infant . ( McLead ,
“For every one thousand live births, nearly fourteen infants will die” as a result of “low socioeconomic status, poor nutrition, and lack of access to prenatal care” (Berg 143). Again, a look at the Bush Administration serves as an example of a time where the government failed to improve upon negative circumstances, which mainly affect women. They did little to lower the rates of infant mortality, which hurt mothers and their children everywhere. “A cut of more than six hundred million dollars compromised WIC’s (Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program) ability to subsidize the diets of low-income pregnant women and nursing mothers” (Berg 143).
Having a baby is a pleasant event but also stressful. The first two weeks as a first time mom with newborn were stressful for me, I wanted to be perfect mom and put too much pressure on myself. My plan was to breastfeed my son but unfortunately my little boy wasn’t gaining enough weight so I had to start using formula.
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.