Breastfeeding Reflection

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Introduction Prior to giving birth mothers have the option of taking a class to prepare them for the various elements of labor, delivery, and parenting. The class that I observed provided suggestions and advice about breastfeeding. The information was provided so that the mothers would gain more knowledge about ways to make breastfeeding a good experience for her and the child. The instructor presented the information with numerous teaching aids to ensure that the mothers learned and understood the material. If the mothers would have any questions in the future handouts were provided along with the contact information of the instructor.
Identify the objectives of the class attended At the beginning of the breastfeeding course there was a
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The mothers were also allowed to ask questions to receive clarification about any of these topics. They were interactive with the instructor and open to providing their opinion and asking questions. I believe that it was apparent that the mothers understood the topics because when they were asked if they had any more questions at the end of course they replied no. One of the first topics that were presented was latching on and the informational video provided signs that would show that the baby’s latch was successful or ineffective. Elements such as the ear and jaw of the baby moving or seeing or hearing swallowing would show effective latching. However, if there is breast pain or the baby makes a clicking/smacking noise while feeding it shows ineffective latching. The next topic was breastfeeding positions and some include laid-back, cross-cradle, football hold, cradle hold, and side-lying. Following the movie, the instructor discussed that she recommends the cross cradle and football position because these positions allow for mobility of the mom and provides security for the fragile newborn. The topic about when to feed the baby was presented. The mothers were informed that eight to twelve feedings should occur in a day and some of the behaviors of babies when they are hungry were provided. Some of these …show more content…
A handout titled “The Whole Nine Months” information and times for different child birth classes that ae held at Saint Francis hospital. Although this handout was not specifically focused on breastfeeding it provides the mothers with resources and education for various aspects of the pregnancy. The handout titled “You Can Trust the Medela Rental Breastpumps” provides the reasons that a breast pump will be necessary and a description of the different types of Medela Breast pumps. This is a significant handout because it provides the mother with an option if she decides that use will use a breast pump throughout her pregnancy. This handout can contribute to her doing more research about breast pumps so she can decide if Medela is the breast brand for her breastfeeding journey. There was a refrigerator magnet that was provided that specifies the guidelines for storing breastmilk. This handout is important because it can quickly provide the parents with information about breast milk storage. The handout called “Breastfeeding Information Guidelines” provides information about breastmilk and breastfeeding. This resource will allow the mothers to have additional information about breastfeeding and it will also be an available resource if they do have any questions about the topic. The final handout “Your Guide to Breastfeeding” is fifty-five pages long. This handout

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