Breastfeeding Reflection Paper

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Teaching Breastfeeding: Environment, Positioning and Breast Care
Ashley Baker
Denver School of Nursing

Teaching Breastfeeding: Environment, Positioning and Breast Care
The clinical family that presented in the St. Anthony’s North hospital consisted of an Eighteen-year-old female gravida 1, parity 1, post-partum 24 hours after vaginal delivery of baby boy. Baby boy is having difficulty latching for more than a few sucks and mother is having difficulty with milk production, painful nipples and worried that her baby will not be able to breast feed. The mother of baby is accompanied by her mother (baby’s grandmother) and twenty-one year old boyfriend (baby’s father). The father is sitting in the corner chair sleeping, the mother is resting
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Encouragement and praise for understanding and asking clarifying questions is also part of the plan to increase mother’s confidence in breastfeedng baby (Blixt, Martensson, & Ekstrom, 2014). At the end of the teaching session, a guide with breastfeeding information written for 7th grade reading level summarizing the discussed topics is handed to the patient for future reference regarding breastfeeding (Bianchi et al., 2013). The family was invited to attend the bimonthly free education seminar provided by the St. Anthony’s North lactation consultant and was also given a number to reach Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food and nutrition service if breastfeeding continued to be an issue or if they would like to receive a breast pump for in-between …show more content…
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