The purpose of this article is to provide information and tools to help the nurse effectively teach and assist breastfeeding mothers.
Course Publication Date: July 14, 2014
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|Author:||Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
|Delivery Method:||Online Self Study
|Category:||Community & Home Health
Medical & Surgical Issues
- Explain the composition of breast milk and lactation.
- List and explain at least 4 benefits to breastfeeding.
- List at least 6 signs of hunger in a newborn.
- List and describe the 4 primary positions for breastfeeding.
- Discuss how to facilitate latching on and the correct position of the baby’s mouth on the breast.
- Describe the dynamics of the let-down (milk-ejection) reflex.
- Describe the 3 different types of breast milk.
- Discuss frequency and duration of nursing.
- Explain the size of the newborn stomach at day 1, 3, and 7.
- Describe how urinary and fecal output can be used to evaluate and infant’s intake.
- Explain the steps to hand expressing breast milk.
- Describe methods of pumping the breast and purposes.
- Describe 4 possible causes of cracked bleeding nipples and treatment options.
- Explain the cause of engorgement and management strategies.
- Explain the differences between blocked milk ducts and mastitis and treatment options.
- Discuss methods to help mothers who must nurse in public, maternal dietary requirements, and follow-up needs.
- Explain the WHO/UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
- Explain the goals of the Healthy People 2020 Initiative related to breastfeeding.