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Breastfeeding guide for health care providers

WHEC Practice Bulletin and Clinical Management Guidelines for healthcare providers. Education allowances provided by the Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC).

breastfeeding promotion of women's health and education center is a continuing priority (WHEC). Exclusive and major breastfeeding rates in many developed countries often does not meet the practice recommended by the American College of World Health Organization and pediatrics. Two recommended exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months, appropriate remedial measures follow the introduction of the whole food and continued breastfeeding 2 older. Increasing awareness of the many benefits of breastfeeding, the challenge remains the implementation of a sudden and long-term breastfeeding rates may be effective in improving the project, especially the exclusive and major breastfeeding. Healthy people 2010 goal of aiming to improve breastfeeding practice in the U.S. campaign in which 75% of mothers initiated breastfeeding and 50% silence breastfeed at six months postpartum. Evidence continues to board on the value of breastfeeding for women and babies. It is important that women make an informed choice in deciding what is best for them, their families and their babies. Women need to know, breastfeeding, like other aspects of a new baby, its requirements and rewards.

The purpose of this document will promote breastfeeding and work to national and international organizations committed to promoting the health of babies around the world formulated guidelines for breastfeeding. Where breastfeeding practice is suboptimal, simple one encounter fetal education and great suggestions for improving breastfeeding practice three months after delivery. Print or audio-visual material supply is not enough. Health care providers should make every effort to have at least one face-to-face encounter with the pregnant woman to discuss breastfeeding before they delivered. The milk of human development, nutritional and immunological benefits can not be copied by the practice of feeding babies. Obstetricians and gynecologists and other medical health care professionals to take care of the pregnant women should usually be given accurate information about breastfeeding support for pregnant women and prepare them that if all the problems when breastfeeding.


Many women make infant feeding decisions before delivery and before any contact with health care experts. Although health promotion campaign was influential in educating women about breastfeeding, they often do not dissuade women from the practice of feeding once the decision was made. The fetus of pregnant women to raise awareness of breastfeeding important to empower the practical knowledge and skills in breastfeeding, and their possible difficulties in preparation for breastfeeding. U.S. breastfeeding Enlightenment rate in 2001 improved from 53.6% to 65.1% in 1994, continued breastfeeding in the 2001 survey is 27.0% in the six months exclusive breastfeeding rate in only 7.9% does not meet the Healthy People 2010 objective. The project is aimed at promoting breastfeeding through patient education and caregivers to encourage mixed results. Steel fortified in practice, breastfeeding rates began to decline in the late 1950s, gained popularity as a practice of feeding. In 1971, only 24.7% of mothers to stay in hospital breastfeeding. The Enlightenment rate was the lowest in the non-Hispanic black women, women younger than 20 years, the women registered in the WIC (special supplement nutrition programs for women, infants, and children), and among those completed high school or less. In 2005, the rate of any breastfeeding at 6 months reached 39.1 percent, the highest rate of such data is collected almost 35 years. Breastfeeding the most dramatic decrease (about 20%) occurred within the discharge after the first month. Account for this precipitous decline, the most common reason was given for the premature suspension of insufficient milk production, difficulties with attachment (latch and infant children), and lack of mother's confidence. Research in the U.S. and around the world that breastfeeding and human milk provides benefits for babies, women, families and society.

The modern society has created barriers to breastfeeding may contribution to the mother (13.9%) low percentage of fully breastfeeding at six months postpartum. Short hospital stay to do the teaching breastfeeding challenges. The lack of marriage or partner support, and family customs may discourage breastfeeding. While some employers to encourage breastfeeding policy to improve staff moral and reduce absenteeism, must return to work would like to still an obstacle. An unfriendly social environment may also make it difficult to breastfeed publicly. Although the role of these obstacles may ease by the Education family, employers, and society, some women decided to challenge than the benefits for themselves and their babies.