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Ryan D Walker, Susan Messing, Casey Rosen-Carole, Margo McKenna Benoit
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the normal lingual frenulum anatomy in newborns and to evaluate tip-frenulum distance as an objective diagnostic tool for identifying newborns at risk for anterior and posterior tongue tie and breastfeeding difficulty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The distance from the tongue tip to the insertion of the lingual frenulum was measured in a group of 100 healthy newborns to establish normative data. The presence of a visible or palpable cord was noted...
April 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Elizabeth R Moore, Nils Bergman, Gene C Anderson, Nancy Medley
BACKGROUND: Mother-infant separation post birth is common. In standard hospital care, newborn infants are held wrapped or dressed in their mother's arms, placed in open cribs or under radiant warmers. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) begins ideally at birth and should last continually until the end of the first breastfeeding. SSC involves placing the dried, naked baby prone on the mother's bare chest, often covered with a warm blanket. According to mammalian neuroscience, the intimate contact inherent in this place (habitat) evokes neuro-behaviors ensuring fulfillment of basic biological needs...
November 25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sergio Agudelo, Oscar Gamboa, Fabio Rodríguez, Sandra Cala, Nathalie Gualdrón, Evelyn Obando, María Lucía Padrón
BACKGROUND: Human lactancy is a simple and cost-effective strategy that influences infant and maternal mortality rates. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) is an immediate postpartum period strategy that has proven to benefit the initiation and continuation of human lactation and to decrease hospitalization during the first week of life. This study aims to determine the effect of SSC initiation at birth (immediate versus early) in healthy, full-term newborns treated at the Universidad de La Sabana Clinic on the duration of exclusive human lactation...
October 26, 2016: Trials
Donna J Chapman, Katherine Doughty, Elizabeth M Mullin, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
BACKGROUND: The interrater reliability of lactation assessment tools has not been evaluated in overweight/obese women. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the interrater reliability of 4 lactation assessment tools in this population. METHODS: A convenience sample of 45 women (body mass index > 27.0) was videotaped while breastfeeding (twice daily on days 2, 4, and 7 postpartum). Three International Board Certified Lactation Consultants independently rated each videotaped session using 4 tools (Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool [IBFAT], modified LATCH [mLATCH], modified Via Christi [mVC], and Riordan's Tool [RT])...
May 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Smita Srivastava, Amit Gupta, Anjoo Bhatnagar, Sanjeev Dutta
CONTEXT: Birth and immediate postpartum period pose many challenges for the newborn. The neonatal mortality rates are high in India, whereas the breastfeeding rates are still low. Hence, need exists for a simple and easily applicable intervention, which may counter these challenges. AIMS: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of very early skin-to-skin contact (SSC), in term babies with their mothers, on success of breastfeeding and neonatal well-being...
January 2014: Indian Journal of Public Health
Nilgun Altuntas, Canan Turkyilmaz, Havva Yildiz, Ferit Kulali, Ibrahim Hirfanoglu, Esra Onal, Ebru Ergenekon, Esin Koç, Yıldız Atalay
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT), the Mother Baby Assessment (MBA) Tool, and the LATCH scoring system. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Mothers who delivered healthy, full-term infants in the Obstetrics & Gynecology Service of Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, between December 2013 and January 2014 and their infants were included in the study. Forty-six randomly selected breastfeeding sessions were monitored and scored simultaneously by three researchers (Raters 1, 2, and 3) using LATCH, IBFAT, and the MBA Tool...
May 2014: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Alice Yuen Loke, Lai-Kwai S Chan
OBJECTIVES: To explore the maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy of Chinese women, the breastfeeding behaviors of newborns, and the relationship with breastfeeding outcomes at 6 weeks postpartum. DESIGN: Descriptive correlation study. SETTING: Postnatal ward of a regional maternity hospital PARTICIPANTS: All postnatal Chinese women who were admitted from mid-February 2010 to mid-March 2010 with the intention of breastfeeding...
November 2013: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Amanda N Webb, Weibo Hao, Paul Hong
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the outcomes of tongue-tie division procedures in patients with ankyloglossia with the goal of (1) deriving clinically oriented insights into the effect of tongue-tie division procedures and (2) identifying needs in knowledge to stimulate further research. DATA SOURCES: Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched without any limitations, for studies published between 1966 and June 2012. REVIEW METHODS: Studies were included (level 4 evidence or above) if subjects of any age had ankyloglossia and underwent tongue-tie release...
May 2013: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Iqbal Mahmood, Mahmood Jamal, Nusrat Khan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of mother-infant early skin-to-skin contact on breastfeeding behavior of infants. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, from November to December 2009. METHODOLOGY: Eligible mothers were assessed for the successful breastfeeding by using IBFAT tool...
October 2011: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
M-P Michel, G Gremmo-Féger, E Oger, J Sizun
OBJECTIVES: To identify the incidence and risk factors of breastfeeding difficulties in maternity using 3 indicators: excess neonatal weight loss in maternity (EWL>or=10%), delayed onset of lactation (DOL>or=72 h) and suboptimal infant breastfeeding behaviour (SIBB=IBFAT score<or=10). METHODS: Descriptive and prospective survey from January 1st to March 15th of 2005. Mothers who gave birth to a healthy, single and term infant were included. Every day, the data were collected in maternity by nursing staff...
May 2007: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Lydia Furman, Nori Mercuri Minich
The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of the Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT, Matthews, 1993) to assess breastfeeding in very low birth weight (VLBW, < 1.5 kg) infants. Thirty-four mothers of singleton VLBW infants completed the IBFAT and underwent a standardized feeding observation at 35 weeks corrected age. Median feeding duration was 14.5 minutes (range, 1-20), intake per feed was 6.0 mL (range, 0-60), and intake rate was 0.5 mL/minute (range, 0-3). IBFAT scores were correlated with feeding observation measures...
May 2006: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
S Benson
The aim of the study was to describe breastfeeding behaviour during the first 60 hours of life of 'normal' dyads. The Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT) was used on a convenience sample of 37 mother-baby dyads. Individual dyads were assessed and then the group was combined to seek underlying patterns. Average time between feeds was 3.36 +/- 0.17 hours. There was a marked diurnal pattern of feeding. Parity affected the rate at which high feeding ability scores were achieved, while the majority of babies were achieving high scores within 24 hours of birth...
March 2001: Breastfeeding Review: Professional Publication of the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia
J Riordan, A Gross, J Angeron, B Krumwiede, J Melin
We examined the relationship of labor pain relief medications with neonatal suckling and breastfeeding duration in 129 mothers delivering vaginally. Suckling was measured using the Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT). Controlling for infant age, birthweight, and gender, infants of unmedicated mothers had higher IBFAT suckling scores than those of medicated mothers (x = 11.1 vs. x = 8.2 respectively, P = .001). IBFAT suckling scores for intravenous and epidural groups were similar (x = 8.5) while those who received a combination of both intravenous and epidural medications were lower (x = 6...
February 2000: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
J A Schlomer, J Kemmerer, J J Twiss
This pilot study evaluated how the scores from each of two breastfeeding assessment tools correlated with breastfeeding satisfaction and problems. A convenience sample of 30 first-time breastfeeding mothers participated. Mothers were randomly assigned to use either the LATCH or Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT). The Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale (MBFES) and Potential Early Breastfeeding Problem Tool (PEBPT) were used to evaluate the association of the scores of each assessment tool with breastfeeding satisfaction and breastfeeding problems...
March 1999: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
J M Riordan, M Koehn
OBJECTIVE: This study examined validity and reliability of three clinical instruments that assess feedings at the breast. DESIGN: A descriptive correlational design testing the validity and interrater and test-retest reliability of instruments. SETTING: Hospital rooms and the participants' homes. SUBJECTS: Eleven breastfeeding women and their neonates were videotaped in 23 breastfeeding observations. INTERVENTIONS: The Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT), the Mother Baby Assessment Tool (MBA), and the LATCH assessment tool were scored by three nurse raters using videotapes of breastfeedings...
March 1997: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
M K Matthews
Assessment of the newborn infant in the first few days after birth is important to ensure that the newborn and mother are beginning to establish lactation successfully. This article discusses breastfeeding assessment of the healthy neonate and includes a description of the Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT), a checklist on which neonatal breastfeeding behavior can be scored. Some interventions are suggested for those babies who may be having difficulties.
December 1993: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
M K Crowell, P D Hill, S S Humenick
The Infant Breast-feeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT) was used to assess the time of effective breast feeding in 48 healthy term infants born to mothers having their first or second baby. Infants of mothers who received an analgesia (butorphanol or nalbuphine) in labor (n = 26) were compared with infants whose mothers did not receive any labor analgesia (n = 22). Timing of the administration of labor analgesia was also examined with infants whose mothers received no analgesia or analgesia within an hour of birth compared with infants whose mothers received analgesia more than one hour before birth...
May 1994: Journal of Nurse-midwifery
M K Matthews
An Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool was used to assess the breastfeeding behaviour of 38 healthy, full-term newborn babies of multiparous women from birth until effective feeding was established. After data collection was completed, the babies were divided into a non-medicated group (n = 18) and an alphaprodine group (n = 20) based upon the medication profile of the mother. Inter-group differences were analysed using ANOVA and Dunnett's t-test. The dependent variables were the hours from birth to establishing effective breastfeeding and IBFAT scores at 12, 24, 36 and 48 hours after birth...
March 1989: Midwifery
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