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    though breastfeeding has been around since mankind. Breastfeeding is completely natural and should be allowed in public. A woman who is feeding her child, and should not be restricted to where and when they cannot feed. Every human has basic pillars of needs, such as, love and nurturing. Therefore, breastfeeding is a way to nurture your child, but the public…

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    The Importance of Breastfeeding Breastfeeding is the ideal way to nourish newborns providing health benefits for mother and child. Despite the advantages of breastfeeding, less than 40% of mothers around the world breastfeed their children exclusively for the first 6 months of life (Dodt et al., 2015). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends initiation of breastfeeding within an hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, and continued breastfeeding to at least…

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    Nutrition while breastfeeding is very important. As a new breastfeeding mom, you will notice many changes in your desire to eat and drink. You are not alone! Here are some tips to help you as you begin this incredible journey of breastfeeding. Drink lots of water if you plan to breastfeed your baby. Not only do you need to drink water throughout the day while you're at home, but also take water bottles with you when you leave the house. You'll be amazed at how thirsty you get. Night feedings…

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    Breastfeeding mothers face many challenges when trying to exclusively breastfeed such easy access to formula, physical complications such as pain and lack of professional and peer support. The short-term and long-term benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby are not as widespread as health care professionals believe and it is thought that an increase in this knowledge would boost breastfeeding rates. Lack of support is one of the main reasons many mothers either do not breastfeed or quit after…

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    “The One Best Way:” Marketing Breast Milk In the 1920s, despite the dramatic decline breastfeeding rates in Canada, Dr. Helen MacMurchy, the head of the Division of Child Welfare, attempted to establish breastfeeding as the “Canadian way.” In The Canadian Mother’s Book, MacMurchy promoted, under her governmental title, breastfeeding as “the one best way” to feed infants. Although this message had been ignored with the medicalization of infant birth and feeding practices in the mid-twentieth…

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    This rational will focus on neonatal jaundice with a concentration on the associated implications of breastfeeding. The relevance of this topic is undeniable when considering that exclusively breastfed babies are at an increased risk of neonatal jaundice and the high prevalence of jaundice in newborns (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2010). Between 60-80% of newborns will develop some form of jaundice within the first week of life, 10% of those are likely to have…

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    addition to providing physical and physiological needs, it can support the psychological needs in both child and mother (2, 3). The basic role of breast-feeding on prevention of infections (such as respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary infection) and consequently less hospitalization and mortality is obvious in infants, especially in poor countries (4). Despite the fact that breastfeeding benefit has been spread around the world, many mothers choose early…

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    This journal article did research about the causal effect of breastfeeding on postpartum depression (PPD). They did research on mother’s mental health at different time, for example, 8 weeks, 8 months, 21 months and 32 months postpartum and inspected the effects of breastfeeding on the mothers. The research found out that the effect of breastfeeding on maternal depression is heterogeneous. Whether or not the women had a desire to breastfeed their babies or any signs and symptoms of depression…

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    Leadership and management are two concepts that became very important to nursing politics and are frequently perceived to be synonymous. However, there are differences in the meaning of leadership and management and these terms will be analyzed. In order to give a practical example of leadership and management, I spent a day with a nurse leader on the mother and baby unit of the delivery department. Through the observations of my clinical experience, I will describe the nurse leader’s…

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    New mothers around the world plan their busy days around their new born baby, there is no such thing as a moms itinerary: it is all about the baby. Day-to-day moms follow the baby's direction whether it’s crying about their bowel movements, their tiredness, or the urgent hunger that surges through their bodies. At that moment in time a mother should not consciously have to think about judgments that are being made against her, but more importantly the main priority should be about feeding her…

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