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    Breastfeeding Case Study

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    “Everybody Calm Down About Breastfeeding”, “The Case Against Breast- Feeding” and “Overselling Breast- Feeding” are three article titles from the initial page of links that pop up on a Google search for the term breastfeeding. The question of whether or not to choose this option of infant nurture arouses strong sentiment. Why should such an essential and harmless exercise cause such reaction? As a mother of three sons who has journeyed down this road I have a few thoughts on the subject. Until the advent of a sufficient substitute becoming widely accepted and promoted in the 20th century women had little alternative. With the endorsement of the highly esteemed medical profession and the promotional marketing of formula and bottle makers, manufacturers ushered in a new and economically feasible trend, that would eventually dwarf the number of children who were breastfeed. Attitudes toward breastfeeding and societal pressures obviously contributed to the willingness of mothers to adopted a replacement of the traditional and natural evolutionary function of nourishing their offspring. In today’s world we are not at a loss for material or studies to inform us on many topics, breastfeeding is no exception. The medical community has done an about face and is now advocating the practice as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has become obvious that breast milk and the interaction between mother and infant provide benefits that formula feeding does…

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    The most important part of the milk for the baby to digest is the colostrum because this is where the most protein and antibodies will be. Colostrum will be present for only the first few days so it is very crucial that a newborn gets the colostrum before it is too late. Another benefit of breast-feeding is the cognitive development. Studies show that breast-fed infants score higher than bottle-fed infants in cognitive functioning (Arnett, 2016.) This may be because the nutrients in breast milk…

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    Practice Reasoning

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    Hence, it is important to mitigate potential barriers to exclusive breastfeeding such as maternal percieved insufficient milk supply. Without sufficient support and knowledge, Jessie would’ve resorted to mix feeding or exclusive bottle feeding, causing premature cessation. I tried supporting and empowering Jessie by giving her information about the normal physiology or lactation and normative newborn behaviour so that she herself could understand the midwifery rationale against formula…

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    Breastfeeding is one of the healthiest ways of feeding your baby. So come out a let us inform you how it benefits you and your baby. QCCocoa B.E.A.N.S. Functions as a sponsor organization of the NCBC program. B.E.A.N.S. stands for Breastfeeding, Education, Advocacy, Normalcy and Support. The event they are having is the Its Natural Baby Shower on April 9,2016 from 1:30-4:30 at Johnson C. Smith University; Mosaic Village. This event is to inform expecting mothers and families how natural…

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    At birth, about 75% of babies are breast fed, but by the age of six months only 21% of infants are exclusively breastfed. Breastfeeding is the best way to keep your child healthy and happy. Many people choose to formula feed their infants, but it just doesn’t live up to the quality of breast milk. There are an abundance of reasons to choose breastfeeding over manufactured formula. The first reason breast milk is far superior is colostrum. This is often times referred to as liquid gold, because…

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    There are three stages in the early development of the kitten that the new owner must be cognizant of to ensure that your little bundle of fur can develop healthy and eventually grow into a confident and energetic cat. The three stages are protection from diseases, the birth weight, and weight management. Immediately after birth kittens are very susceptible to developing diseases due to their weak immune system. Kittens are often times absent of the antibodies because they do not get them…

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    H Pylori Research Paper

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    orally administered antibodies (77). One of the best accessible sources of immunoglobulins is bovine colostrum, the milk secreted by cows during the first four days after parturition. The bovine colostrum contains approximately 60 g immunoglobulins per liter (range 30–200 g/l); majority of it, over 75% comprises IgG1 (169). The concentration of specific antibodies against pathogens in the colostrum can be increased by immunizing cows with these pathogens or their antigens (170). Such colostrum…

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    Breastfeeding Mechanics

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    breast milk, specifically the colostrum. Colostrum is a vital component of breast milk and offers a host of benefits for the infant, including but not limited to: added nutrition as well as antibodies for the immune system. A high score from this domain means that the respondents are knowledgeable about the positive effects of the colostrum to their babies. Breast milk is complete and contains all the nutrients that the child needs and breastfeeding enhances the baby’s immune system in able to…

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    natural, become so taboo? There are so many horror stories of ladies that have been kicked out of stores, receiving horrid looks, along with being looked down upon are all over the internet (Graveman). With all the controversy that can come along with breastfeeding, all the benefits seem to be totally overlooked. The benefits of breastfeeding are why so many mothers choose breast milk over formula or another alternative. Let’s look into some information about breastfeeding and breast milk.…

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    and wet diapers. Weight gain: Normal newborns may lose up to 7% of birth weight in the first few days. All babies whether breastfeed or formula fed will lose weight. Generally, you will notice a weight gain around 3-4 days with a vaginal delivery and 4-5 day with a C-section. After mom’s milk transitions to mature milk from colostrum, the average breastfed baby gains 6 oz./week (170 g/week) about a 1/2 oz. -1 oz. daily. Consult with baby’s doctor and your lactation consultant if baby is not…

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