This article goes over the different immunological properties that are found in breast milk and how they affect the mother and infant. There is also information on how the mother’s milk helps develop the immune system of her infant through breast feeding. The author is currently researching maternal health and the development of infants at the Women & Children’s Health Research Institute and holds a Ph.D. The sources that she cites in her article are credible sources, which makes her article credible also. I will be using this article to support my claim on the health benefits an infant receives from breastfeeding.
It is for this primary reason that breastfeeding is recommended and should only be an exception under certain circumstances only. Introduction to the study The article chosen for this paper focuses on the issue of breastfeeding for diabetic women. This is because there are some an exceptional circumstance under which breastfeeding is restricted. This is the case in diabetic mothers where breastfeeding within the first thirty minutes to one hour of giving birth can lead to complications such as hypoglycemia. The article is very comprehensive as it shows how the research activity was carried out, and the scientific practices put i... ... middle of paper ... ...cts of Early Breastfeeding on Neonatal Glucose Levels of Term Infants Born to Women with Gestational Diabetes” Journal of Human Nutrition and Diatetics.
It is important that the lactation consultant collaborate with the mother shortly after delivery to eliminate frustration and prevent the abandonment of br... ... middle of paper ... ...eeding is a necessity for all maternity floors and the NICUs especially. Without lactation consultants we would not have as many healthy babies or happy mothers! References Davies, J. (2002). A quick reference to medical terminology.
In term of needs for the mothers, scientifically breastfeeding helps to reduce postpartum hemorrhage which can lead to hypovolemia, a state of decreased of blood plasma volume. Postpartum hemorrhage is the most common factor that leads to perinatal maternal death worldwide. Breastfeeding also helps mother to previous state of body weight before pregnancy; decrease the risk of ovarian cancer as well as possible decrease of hip fracture and osteoporosis during postmenopausal period. Major benefits of breastfeeding to infants can be summarized as the nourishment that the milk provides for the infants. The thick yellow liquid produced by the breast during and after the pregnancy is enriched with nutrients and antibodies that helps infa... ... middle of paper ... ...n some situations, lower level of knowledge regarding the needs of breastfeeding practices also may contribute to negligence in practicing breastfeed.
This nurse leader believes nurses and national nurses association have a responsibility to inform patients and family of potential risks; report adverse effects; improve communication with patient and family; adequate staffing; promote infection control programs; standardized treatment policies and protocols; accurate administration of medicine and recognize the health care provider who delivering excellence in patient safety ("Patient Safety," 2002, p. 1). Nurse leaders have responsibility to identify patients who are at the risk for falls, pressure sores, infections and non-compliance groups. Identify fall risks by checking their level of consciousness, level of performance, daily activities, and the medicines they are taking such as hypertensive medications, tranquilizers, sedatives, and diuretics. The nurse l... ... middle of paper ... ...ul Communication: A Novel Approach to Improving Delegation and Increasing Patient Safety. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15.
First, nurse managers must educate staff nurses about the prevalence of pressure ulcers within their unit. Second, nurse managers must use the democratic management theory to obtain the opinions of the other nurses about the problem and the possible resolutions. In addition, managers need to discuss the cost associated with a nosocomial acquired pressure ulcer and pose suggestions about implementing a protocol to reduce the number of pressure ulcers in ICU patients. Implementing a P... ... middle of paper ... ...374. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2009.01018.x Strand, T., & Lindgren, M. (2010). Knowledge, attitudes and barriers towards prevention of pressure ulcers in intensive care units: A descriptive cross-sectional study.
Breastfeeding Review, 20(3), 27-38. Weddig, J., Baker, S. S., & Auld, G. (2011). Perspectives of hospital-based nurses on breastfeeding initiation best practices. JOGNN: Journal Of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 40(2), 166-178. doi:10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01232.x Wilson, D. R., Cooper, C., Plunk, K., & Severson, M. (2012). Overcoming breastfeeding challenges: A qualitative inquiry.
This diagnosis enables the nurse to come up with a care plan for the patient (National institute of health, 2002). In this case the nursing diagnosis is probable sickle cell crisis and the possibility of shift in self perception linked to the notion of being different from peers. Outlined herein, are some of the interventions with their rationale and outcomes. First, Maya and the family should be encouraged and helped to alternate the intervals of resting and activity. The rationale is that, this will help their bodies to reduce the demand for oxygen and also reduce hypoxia level.
As is the case with infants, breastfeeding also contributes to health benefits for the mother. In an article published in the Journal of Women’s Health, God... ... middle of paper ... ... Dorota Iwaniec, et al. "Breast Is Best? Reasons Why Mothers Decide To Breastfeed Or Bottlefeed Their Babies And Factors Influencing The Duration Of Breastfeeding." Child Care In Practice 12.3 (2006): 283-297.
One of these areas is breast cancer awareness. She should be given a risk assessment questionnaire, information on how to perform a breast self exam, and where to go locally for a mammogram. The chiropractor could also tell the patient where to go for more information. If the chiropractor has been thoroughly trained on how to perform a clinical breast exam and feels comfortable in doing so (and their state and malpractice insurance allows) they may perform this procedure in their office. However, it is strongly advised to have a female assistant present during the procedure, so as not to have any appearance of inappropriateness.