Breastfeeding the premature infant: Experience of a baby-friendly hospital in Brazil

Breastfeeding the premature infant: Experience of a baby-friendly hospital in Brazil

Autor Nascimento, MBR do Google Scholar
Issler, H. Google Scholar
Instituição Darcy Vargas Matern Hosp
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Breastfeeding is the natural way of feeding infants, providing nutritional, immunological, psychological, and economic advantages. These qualities are especially important in premature neonates because of their vulnerability. Nevertheless, a lower incidence of Successful breastfeeding has been observed in this population. This prospective study investigated the frequency of mother's milk use on discharge of premature neonates from an at-risk neonatal unit. It involved 244 premature neonates and took place at a Brazilian Baby-Friendly Hospital. the observed frequency of mother's milk use at neonatal unit discharge was 94.6%. the finding that most premature neonates were receiving mother's milk reflects a well-structured program for promoting breastfeeding of premature neonates at this institution, which relies on an interdisciplinary learn to provide adequate support to the mothers.
Palavra-chave breastfeeding
baby-friendly hospital initiative
premature infant
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2005-02-01
Publicado em Journal of Human Lactation. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Inc, v. 21, n. 1, p. 47-52, 2005.
ISSN 0890-3344 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Sage Publications Inc
Extensão 47-52
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0890334404272389
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000226499700008
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28152

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