Obstetrics Book


Hospital Support for Lactation

Aka: Hospital Support for Lactation
  1. Management: "Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative"
    1. Train all peripartum staff about Breast Feeding
    2. Inform all pregnant women about Lactation benefits
      1. See Lactation
    3. Prepare Breasts for Lactation
    4. Mothers initiate Lactation within 1 hour of delivery
    5. Educate new mothers
      1. How to Breast feed
      2. How to maintain Lactation even separated from infant
      3. Encourage Breast Feeding on demand
    6. Avoid initial use of Pacifiers or soothers
    7. Refer mothers to Breast Feeding support groups

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