Breastfeeding: A Case Study

Breastfeed is a very personal decision. Breastfeeding topic always provokes various opinions from family and friends. What matters is the infant getting proper nutrition for his optimal growth and development. Every infant and mother are unique and has different challenges. Established is 1991 by the World Health Organization
(WHO) Also, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), which supports and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding by following the BFHI’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). By educating the staff, in these steps are practices that hospitals can implement that have been
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The nurse first must find out the mother’s current knowledge, and attitude towards breastfeeding than the nurse can start educating the mother regarding benefits of breastfeeding infants. Breastfeeding can help you lose weight and burns an extra 200-500 calories per day. Another advantage breastfeeding can help save money and fits into my family’s budget. Breastfeeding is restful the mother needs to be aware that feeling overwhelmed during breastfeeding is normal, but being overly stressed or anxious may interfere with the feeding. Staying as calm and relaxed as possible before and during nursing helps the infant to be calm and relaxed and increases emotional bonding. The physical touch, skin-to-skin contact, closeness, and eye contact, increases infant 's ability to bond with the mother and feel …show more content…
These concerns are a lack of Knowledge example; that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most infants and risks associated with not breastfeeding. Many mothers have lactation problems that include sore nipples, engorged breasts, mastitis, leaking milk, pain, and failure to latch on by the infant. Another opinion that bottle feeding is viewed by many as the “normal” way to feed infants. Also returning to work can be a barrier to breastfeeding due to inflexibility in their work hours, lack of privacy or a location to express milk (Office of the Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, & Office on Women 's Health,

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