Department of Health and Human Services. It did in the study by Riordan and her colleagues Postpartum Support Porteous, Kaufman, and Rush conducted a randomized controlled trial in Toronto, randomly assigning 51 women to conventional postpartum nursing care or to individualized professional support that continued into the community.
And, finally, can women participate in a carefully designed weight loss program while they breastfeed and, at the same time, not cause harm to their infants? In this column, we present some recent research findings related to breastfeeding.
A randomized controlled trial.
In a second study, Lovelady et al. Traditionally, women have been told not to restrict calories while breastfeeding because of the possibility of reducing the production of milk. European Journal of Cancer. Lovelady reduced their diet by calories a day and placed them on a supervised exercise program in which they initially walked 15 minutes each day and gradually increased to 45 minutes each day.
Beyond the findings of the current study, the intervention model described in this paper may potentially be adapted to other areas where cultural barriers prevent behavior change.
Almost none quit because the mother felt she was not producing enough milk. Eleven women with a calorie restriction in their diets and 45 minutes of exercise per day were compared with 11 women who were not dieting and exercising.
The focus of the intervention was the reduction of cultural barriers in order to promote the delay of introducing solid foods until four to six months postbirth, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and Women, Infants, and Children programs.
Can intervention make a difference? Department of Health and Human Services, Journal of the American Medical Association. New England Journal of Medicine. The effect of labor pain relief medication on neonatal suckling and breastfeeding duration.
Porteous and colleagues found that an intervention extended the duration of breastfeeding, while Black and colleagues found that their intervention delayed the introduction of solids. The sample consisted of first-time, low-income, African American mothers who were under 18 years old and lived in multigenerational families.
Benefits of Breastfeeding Another study examined one particular benefit of breastfeeding for a longer duration. In suggesting that a long-term benefit of breastfeeding may be the prevention of overweight, the authors document yet another advantage.Breastfeeding Research Paper - Free download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free.
Ann Cashion, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Acting Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and Scientific Director of the NINR Division of Intramural Research.
She is a well-known scientist and leader in the field of nursing science with expertise in genetic markers that predict clinical outcomes. Breastfeeding vs. Bottle-feeding Introduction Deciding whether to formula feed or breastfeed the baby is one of the crucial decisions expectant mothers make before giving birth.
Organizations such as World Health Organizations (WHO), American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Dietetic.
Research on Breastfeeding & Breast Milk at the NICHD Information on this page was accurate at the time of publication. This page is no longer being updated. Research on Breastfeeding & Breast Milk at the NICHD.
NICHD Research Helps Define Benefits of and Inform Practices for Breastfeeding The NICHD also supports several networks that. Title Here The purpose of this paper is to utilize evidence based research to support decisions in the health care field or in this case, nursing.
By utilizing PICO (population/patient, intervention/interest, comparison intervention, outcome(s) desired, and time to achieve outcome), the nurse will be able to better incorporate best practice. She is a Principal Research Fellow at the Judith Lumley Centre (formerly Mother & Child Health Research), La Trobe University and is Editor-in-Chief of open access journal, International Breastfeeding Journal.Download