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.
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.
Diethylstilbestrol, also known as DES, is a medicine that helps prevent women from having pregnancy complications including miscarriages. “This is amazing!” one may say, but do they really know the consequences of taking this new medication? Diethylstilbestrol was a huge turning point for most pregnant women in the early twentieth century; however, it had many underlying negative consequences that would later affect the mother and child with the word no one ever wants to hear; cancer. To begin with, DES is a medication that some women would take during their pregnancy. Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic estrogen that was created by man (“DES Exposure: Questions and Answers”).
Prior to returning to work, mothers can pump while the baby is asleep and also begin to feed their babies from a bottle to begin the adjustment process (“Breastfeeding and Going”). After returning to work, there are certain protection laws such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, garnering mothers the right to pump while working (“Breastfeeding and Going”). Even though it may be difficult, mothers who are returning to work have no excuse to discontinue breastfeeding their child. The benefits that come along with breastfeeding are worth overcoming the
The goal is to optimize the health of women before conception to maximize the health of h... ... middle of paper ... ...ontrolled. Family history, teach the importance of letting their physician know what kind of diseases or problems family members have had. Spend fifteen minutes talking about genetics and how this could affect their pregnancy and the live birth of their baby. Teach about substance abuse, how alcohol and smoking can affect a fetus. Teach the importance of stopping these substances during preconception as well as during pregnancy.
• Breast feeding is the most nutritious form of food for human babies. Baby’s first feeding should be started with breast milk. • However, in case, if the mother is on some harmful drugs, medications, T- Lymphotropic or if she is HIV positive, then she should avoid breast feeding. • Breast milk upgrades the health and immunity system of the baby for its entire life. Benefits of breast feeding for the baby It upgrades the immune system of the baby It makes the baby bonny, yet restricts obesity Backs up the intelligence of the baby The baby becomes less prone to allergies It provides all the important nutrition to the baby in correct proportions It reduces the chances of necrotizing enterocolitis Benefits of breast feeding for the mother The hormones released during breast feeding, oxytocin and prolactin, relieves the mother from the post pregnancy physical problems.
Five Reasons Why Walking Helps Labor with Lora Schwacke Bradley Method birthing coach Lora Schwacke always prompts her patients to walk during the end of their pregnancy, if they have had a healthy and risk-free gestation. While many experts differ as to how important walking is for easing labor, she has witnessed through the years that walking really does help alleviate the pains of labor. Also, for women who have reached or past their due date, and want to induce labor naturally, walking is one of the best alternatives. When an expectant mother walks before giving birth, the gravity placed upon the baby helps move them toward the birth canal. The movement also impacts the muscles in the pelvis, getting them ready to deal with contractions.
Unfortunately, taking a break meant she lost her ability to breast feed completely. During this period, she was troubled by all of the elderly women in our extended family who demanded to know why she would not breastfeed, criticized her for her inability to produce milk, and failed to understand her reasoning. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life and preferably up to twelve months or however long both the mother and baby are willing. Breast milk provides babies with protection against multiple diseases, healthier growth and digestion, and closer relationships; however, in some cases, breastfeeding is not an option for young mothers. Under such circumstances, women should be educated on infant formulas and alternative methods of feeding so they can make informed decisions for their babies.
If the mother is not healthy the baby will not be healthy or worse she could have a miscarriage. The resources for good prenatal care are endless from books like What to Expect When Expecting, to online articles, asking friends and family for advice, and coming prepared with good questions for your OBGYN. Eating right and taking supplements will help with the mothers health and her ability to carry her baby well. A woman getting the proper prenatal testing done can prepare her for any challenges her baby might have when born such as having Down Syndrome and if some issues are detected early enough issues can be changed such a low birth weight by eating better or quitting smoking. Having emotional support at home will give a woman joyful and less stressful pregnancy.