Healthcare workers undermine breastfeeding

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Healthcare workers undermine breastfeeding
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 9:40pm
How medical personnel undermine mothers’ decisions about breastfeeding Acting as if formula and breastmilk are comparable Staying neutral about feeding choice decision Not informing pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding Using medical drug interventions during a normal birth Separating baby from mother right after birth Sending babies to nursery at night Not encouraging regular skin-to-skin contact and 24-hour mother-child togetherness Not collaborating with lactation support Not encouraging breastfeeding on demand Giving newborns infant formula, sugar water, or pacifiers Giving free samples of formula to moms who are uncertain or say they want to breastfeed Giving inaccurate information about prescription medication instead of using Thomas Hale’s, Medications and Mothers http://www.infantrisk.com http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201208/stand-breastfeeding