Breastfeeding for Diabetic Women Breastfeeding has been associated with many health benefits for children. Mothers are recommended to breastfeed immediately after delivery, in the delivery room. The first milk is very important to the future health of the baby and many research activities conducted over the years, have confirmed this. This paper shall discuss a research carried out by Chertok, Raz, Shoham, Haddad and wiznitzer (2009) to show the importance of breastfeeding by diabetic mothers. This paper seeks to show that indeed, breastfeeding is crucial to the health of a baby despite the diabetic status of the mother.
How do sonographers provide explanations about risk and uncertainty and respond to questions raised by pregnant women during the ultrasound scan encounters (see Chapter 7)?1.4 Overview of chapters The rest of this chapter provides an outline (context and scene setting) of the research area that is followed by a background of the U.K. maternity care provision. The literature looks at the experiences of pregnant women, the advancements in ultrasound technology and the professional role of sonographers. Chapter 2 will draw on the sociological notions of normality, risk, uncertainty and reassurance within biomedicine. I argue that a societal emphasis on foetal development and a healthy baby have embraced the medicalisation of pregnancy using technological advancements. These prenatal screening processes have opened differing opinions relating to ‘quality control’, authoritativ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd 9 include two entire case studies, which are contrastive to demonstrate the strategic approach used by the sonographer to give information about a scan finding, are shown.
Their recommendation seeks to achieve optimal growth, development and health for babies. After six months of age, the WHO recommends to complement breastfeeding with nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods for up to two years of age or more. As well, the American Academy of Family Physicians (2008) promotes the promotion of breastfeeding among their members independently of their specialization. Moreover, the American Academy of Pediatrics (2005) acknowledged the health and developmental benefits for the child and the mother, advising the mothers to continue breastfeedi... ... middle of paper ... ...is more, Freudenheim (1994) reported that women who were breastfed as infants (even for short time), showed an approximate 25% lower risk of developing premenopausal or postmenopausal breast cancer, compared to women who were bottle-fed as an infant. In order to take advantage of all the benefits of breastfeeding babies for longer periods of time, women should become educated of the advantages of breastfeeding.
Providing supplements, such as, calcium (1,000 to 1,300 mg per day), folic acid (0.4 to 0.8 mg), and iron (30 mg per day) to an expecting mother is also an important part of primary prevention, as they aid in the fight against blood pressure disorders, anemias, and defects in the unborn child (Kirkham, Harris, & Grzybowski, 2005). Additionally, the vaccination of expecting mothers has been shown to keep mothers and the unborn child healthy during pregnancy. Certain vaccinations, such as Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and inactivated influenza vaccinations, have been shown to be protective to the fetus, as the mother’s antibodies against the disease are transferred to the unborn child (Esposito et al., 2012). 2.2 Secondary Prevention Prenatal care also includes many types of secondary prevention methods for expecting mothers. Keeping records of an expecting mother’s weight and blood pressure throughout pregnancy to make sure they are within the recommended range helps catch issues early.
Ballarat Health Services (2011) developed a policy to provide a guideline on storage, transport and checking procedures for expressed breast milk in the scope of maternity and pediatric units (p.1). In the following paper a critique of the policy will be conducted through examination of the levels and kinds of evidence used to support the policy, a review of research written in accordance with the Breast Milk policy from the year it was written and an analysis of the overall usefulness of the policy. Support of Evidence The policy is presented in a descriptive procedure, in which the authors outlined the essential steps from labelling the container to transporting and thawing the milk. Although the policy does include a reference list containing about ten references, none are cited or paraphrased individually in the document. The policy does not appear to be evidence based to the readers simply because it does not cite any sources to support the procedure outlined in the document.
The clinical practice issue selected was breastfeeding analgesics and anaesthetics, and the conditions that instigate their use amongst breastfeeding mothers. In general, pharmacology, one method of drug excretion is through the breast milk by lactating mothers. This may consequently result to negative effects on the infant. It is therefore important for the clinical staff to come up with ways of controlling anesthetics for the post and pre-partum period (Halpern, 2005). The key goal is to offer recommendations for safe and correct administration of the pharmacologic agents for anesthesia and pain management amongst breastfeeding mothers during labor, postpartum period and for lactating women during surgery.
Proper education of breast milk, including the health and mental benefits for a child, should be available from local government agencies in order to make breast-feeding a norm in today’s society. The government interaction of nutrition for children is important. The government reaches a broad band of citizen and can influence mothers and families in large quantities Government agencies like Women Infant and Child (WIC) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offer food supplement coupons to families that are in need of nutritional help. If these families are in need of nutritional help th... ... middle of paper ... ...to lower health care cost and finical obligations for families. Government agencies can devote a large portion of their budget towards education of healthy life styles to families, and overall increase the nations health as a whole.
Second, the cost and savings of breast milk will be mentioned. Third, some benefits of breast milk will be discussed. Last to be talked about is the effect breast milk has on the environment. Is there any food on earth that can provide the PERFECT nutrition to a human? Yes, and it is breast milk.
Still the clear choice for mothers everywhere is breastfeeding for several important life affecting reasons. Breast milk is highly nutritional, protects from various diseases, ideal in growth, promotes bonding, and is beneficial for the mother in a recovery process after labor. People tend to find other ways to feed the new born babies other then breastfeeding. That way is the usage of baby formulas. Sometimes mother tend to use formulas instead of breast milk.
Newborns need to be fed through means of milk, thus relying on a decision by their mother and father of whether to breastfeed or bottle feed. As stated in Nancy E. Wright’s article on the progression of breastfeeding, Aristotle said, “There is a reason behind everything in nature.” Certain occurrences take place in nature that has repercussions or outcomes to them. Choosing to breastfeed is a decision that requires sacrifice and hard work, yet has the potential to be an intricate detail to the healthy development of infants and children. According to Dr. Alicia Dermer and Dr. Anne Montgomery from The Medical Reporter, there are countless benefits to breastfeeding not only for the child but for the mother. Human milk has nutritional benefits within the fluid that provide for the optimal absorption of iron.