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Alex Kojo Anderson, Evan Johnson, Nicole Motoyasu, Whitney E Bignell
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, southern states in the United States have recorded the lowest breastfeeding rates. It is not known whether awareness of breastfeeding laws and provision of resources play any role in their breastfeeding practices. RESEARCH AIMS: The aims were (a) to describe awareness of breastfeeding laws and provisions by students and employees of institutions of higher learning in the state of Georgia, (b) to describe awareness by race and ethnicity, and (c) to determine factors associated with awareness of breastfeeding laws and provisions among students and employees within Georgia institutions of higher learning...
December 3, 2018: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Joel L Bass, Tina Gartley, Ronald Kleinman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 26, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
Colin Binns, Mi Kyung Lee, Masaharu Kagawa, Wah Yun Low, Jane Scott, Andy Lee, Alfred Zerfas, Bruce Maycock, Liqian Qiu, Aza Yusuff, Raheema Abdul Raheem, Syarhul Hamid, Tomiko Hokama, Noran Naqiah Hairi, Jessica Li-Yin Lin, Awang Bulgiba, Ee Ming Khoo, Prakash Shakya, Maznah Dahlui, Indika Karunathilake
Good nutrition for infants, during the first 1000 days from conception, is one of the most important determinants of a healthy long life. Breastfeeding is the most important component of infant nutrition and reduces morbidity and mortality. With the changes to the climate currently occurring, issues of nutrition and food supply are only going to increase in importance. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, place nutrition at the forefront of world development and a sustainable planet. The vision of Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) is to "achieve the highest possible level of health of all the people of the nations of the Asia-Pacific region...
November 23, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Jayashree Mondkar, Ruchika Chugh Sachdeva, Sunita Shanbhag, Aisha Khan, Minu Manuhar Sinha, Rajib Dasgupta, Kiersten Israel-Ballard, Vandana Sabharwal
BACKGROUND: Scaling-up human milk banks (HMBs) is a promising solution for saving vulnerable newborns. Exploring perceptions and practices on donor human milk (DHM) and HMBs is essential to strengthen and scale-up an integrated HMB system resting on a model called the "Mother Baby Friendly Initiative Plus" (MBFI+), which includes promoting breastfeeding, encouraging kangaroo mother care, and providing safe DHM to vulnerable babies without access to mother's own milk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A qualitative research was conducted among 56 service recipients including mothers and key influencers and 9 service providers to understand their perceptions and practices on DHM and HMBs...
October 31, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Hyun Woo Park, Keun Ho Ryu, Yongjun Piao, Peipei Li, Jae Shik Hong, Hee Bum Kim, Hwanwook Chung, Jeong-Kyu Hoh, Yong Joo Kim
Background: In Korea, the breastfeeding (BF) rate of infants aged 6 months or more is drastically decreasing, and this phenomenon is particularly worrisome for the future health of the population. The present study aimed to identify an antenatal strategy for initiation and continuation of human BF, and to identify how Baby-Friendly Hospitals (BFHs) may positively influence the intention to breastfeed. Methods: A total of 414 pregnant Korean antenatal women were surveyed using questionnaires to determine current knowledge of the benefits of human breast milk, whether they planned to breastfeed after delivery, to continue BF after reinstatement in the workforce, are willing to abide by rooming-in care for infants, and plan to give birth at BFHs...
October 22, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Diane L Spatz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
Arthur I Eidelman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Bridget Spelke, Erika Werner
The postpartum period is a time of significant challenge and need as women adapt to hormonal and physical changes, recover from delivery, experience shifting family responsibilities, and endure sleep deprivation, all while caring for and nourishing their newborn. It is also a period of significant maternal health risk. Recent data on U.S. maternal mortality indicate a shift in the timing of maternal deaths over the past 10 years, with the majority of maternal deaths now occurring postpartum, from one day to one year after delivery...
October 1, 2018: Rhode Island Medical Journal
Mai Stafford, Diana Kuh
OBJECTIVE: We describe sources expected to provide for future care needs among baby-boomers in their late sixties and examine how expectations vary according to earlier health and social experiences. We hypothesised that greater integration in social relationships across adulthood is associated with greater expectation of informal care, and that greater morbidity over a longer time period is associated with greater expectation of formal care. METHOD: The MRC National Survey of Health and Development, a population-based birth cohort study set in mainland Britain, provided data on care expectations for 2135 participants aged 68-69...
October 2018: Maturitas
Trish MacEnroe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Ragnhild Maastrup, Laura N Haiek, Welma Lubbe, Deena Yael Meerkin, Leslie Wolff, Kiyoshi Hatasaki, Mona A Alsumaie, Socorro De Leon-Mendoza, Yvonne P M Ng, Shefaly Shorey, Roxana Conti, Taynara Leme, Edilaine Giovanini Rossetto, Andrea Aldana Acosta, Ana Esther Ortiz Nuñez, Esther Toala, Mirian Elizabeth Ortigoza Gonzalez, Angelika Berger, Yves Hennequin, Anita Pavicic Bosnjak, Hannakaisa Niela-Vilén, Claire Laurent, Sylvaine Rousseau, Rakel Jonsdottir, Elise M Chapin, Amanda Smildzere, Rasa Tamelienė, Raminta Žemaitienė, Maryse Arendt, Mette Ness Hansen, Anette Schaumburg Huitfeldt, Urszula Bernatowicz-Łojko, Maria do Céu Barbieri-Figueiredo, Ana Paula França, Liubov Abolyan, Irina Pastbina, Carmen Pallás-Alonso, Maria Teresa Moral Pumarega, Mats Eriksson, Renée Flacking, Emily Johnson, Shannon Anderson, Jola Berkman, Diane Boswall, Donna Brown, Julie Emberley, Michelle LeDrew, Maxine Scringer-Wilkes, Sonia Semenic, Nicole Perriman, Debbie O'Donoghue
In 2012, the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative for Neonatal Wards (Neo-BFHI) began providing recommendations to improve breastfeeding support for preterm and ill infants. This cross-sectional survey aimed to measure compliance on a global level with the Neo-BFHI's expanded Ten steps to Successful Breastfeeding and three Guiding Principles in neonatal wards. In 2017 the Neo-BFHI Self-Assessment questionnaire was used in 15 languages to collect data from neonatal wards of all levels of care. Answers were summarized into compliance scores ranging from 0 to 100 at the ward, country and international levels...
September 10, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
Holly Robinson, Gabriela Buccini, Leslie Curry, Rafael Perez-Escamilla
Promoting exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is a highly feasible and cost-effective means of improving child health. Regulating the marketing of breastmilk substitutes is critical to protecting EBF. In 1981, the World Health Assembly adopted the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (the Code), prohibiting the unethical advertising and promotion of breastmilk substitutes. This comparative study aimed to (a) explore the relationships among Code enforcement and legislation, infant formula sales, and EBF in India, Vietnam, and China; (b) identify best practices for Code operationalization; and (c) identify pathways by which Code implementation may influence EBF...
September 8, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
Julie A Patterson, Nicholas S Keuler, Beth H Olson
The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) includes a set of 10 evidenced-based maternity practices that when used together have been shown to improve breastfeeding outcomes. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) survey to assess and monitor these and other evidenced-based maternity practices. The purpose of this study was to explore individual maternity practices measured in the 2013 mPINC survey, along with hospital demographic information, and their relationships with exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates, using a sample of United States (U...
September 4, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
Anahita Esbati, Amanda Henderson, Jane Taylor, Margaret Barnes
PROBLEM: Despite evidence that implementation of the Initiative has been effective in increasing breastfeeding rates and duration of breastfeeding worldwide; the uptake is low with only 70 Baby Friendly accredited maternity facilities across Australia (approximately 23% of facilities). BACKGROUND: The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes shaped the foundation for the Initiative to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding...
August 8, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Ken-Hsyuan Shan, Teh-Ming Wang, Ming-Chih Lin
BACKGROUND: The practices promoted by the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative have become a part of current mainstream postpartum infant care. Rooming-in to facilitate skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding is a major component of this initiative. However, whether rooming-in is associated with admission for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia has seldom been reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between rooming-in and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study...
June 12, 2018: Pediatrics and Neonatology
C McParlin, K Hodson, A C Barnes, R Taylor, S C Robson, V Araujo-Soares
AIMS: To investigate the views and experience of pregnant women newly diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus participating in a 1200 kcal/day diet to achieve moderate weight loss (the WELLBABE study), and to explore barriers to and facilitators of adherence. METHODS: Twelve participants engaged in semi-structured interviews after completion of the 4-week diet. An interview schedule was devised using open-ended questions guided by the Theoretical Domains Framework...
August 1, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
David Harillo-Acevedo, Antonio Jesús Ramos-Morcillo, Maria Ruzafa-Martinez
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and duration of breastfeeding are at low levels and may be improved by the support of health care professionals. Our objective was to determine the effect of implementing a breastfeeding clinical practice guideline on factors associated with breastfeeding support by health care professionals, adopting a Theory of Planned Behavior approach. METHODS: We conducted an observational, cross-sectional study during 2016 in a health area with implemented clinical practice guideline on breastfeeding, comparing the results with data from a previous cross-sectional study (2011) in the same area, in a standard-care area, and in a Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)-accredited area...
July 26, 2018: Birth
Mahnaz Zarshenas, Yun Zhao, Colin W Binns, Jane A Scott
BACKGROUND: In-hospital feeding practices have been shown negatively to affect breastfeeding exclusivity and duration. The purpose of this study was to report the prevalence and determinants of delayed breastfeeding, provision of traditional prelacteal foods, and use of infant formula in hospital. METHODS: Between June 2014 and March 2015, 700 women were recruited from three public and two private maternity hospitals in Shiraz, Iran. Data were collected at recruitment via face-to-face interviews and extracted from medical records...
July 27, 2018: Birth
Abigail L Liberty, Kathryn Wouk, Ellen Chetwynd, Tamar Ringel-Kulka
BACKGROUND: Significant disparities in breastfeeding support and practice exist in North Carolina. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a worldwide intervention that encourages birth facilities to adopt specific practices in support of breastfeeding. Research aim: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on breastfeeding initiation in North Carolina, with special attention to rural areas. METHODS: To better understand disparities in breastfeeding initiation across North Carolina, we conducted a secondary analysis of birth certificate data from 2011 to 2014...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Alexander Manu, Shams Arifeen, John Williams, Edward Mwasanya, Nabila Zaka, Beth Anne Plowman, Debra Jackson, Priscilla Wobil, Kim Dickson
BACKGROUND: There is a global drive to promote facility deliveries but unless coupled with concurrent improvement in care quality, it might not translate into mortality reduction for mothers and babies. The World Health Organization published the new "Standards for improving quality of care for mothers and newborns in health facilities" but these have not been tested in low- and middle-income settings. UNICEF and its partners are taking the advantage provided by the Mother and Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Bangladesh, Ghana and Tanzania to test these standards to inform country adaptation...
July 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
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