alexa Enhancing Breastfeeding Practices Of Newly Mothers Through Postnatal Education Programme
ISSN: 2161-0932

Gynecology & Obstetrics
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3rd International Conference on Gynecology & Obstetrics
November 24-26, 2016 Dubai UAE

Shaheena Salman Alwani
Head Nurse, Women’s Health Care, Aga Khan University Hospital
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Gynecol Obstet
DOI: 10.4172/2161-0932.C1.013
Abstract
Introduction: The nursing mothers are the most valuable source in the provision of nourishment to the newborns. Breastfeeding practices are so traditional, yet the knowledge, attitude and practices vary among different cultures. Therefore, nurses’ role in exploring family values and believes in regards with the practices involved in post natal care emerges. A new mother’s apprehension, fear, queries, believes related to the post natal care and overall health is taken care by nurses. Objective & Methods: Breast-feeding during Post natal period is considered the most profound and ardent experiences of the newly mother. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients to help neonate grow into a strong and healthy human and helps protect newborns against some common infections. Aga Khan University Hospital is one of the recognized baby friendly hospitals of the region because of its initiative through breastfeeding education of newly mothers. Through a comprehensive ‘postnatal educational programme’ mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their newborns during individual and group teaching where their fears and concerns are addressed to help them adjust in the new role. Reflections of newly mothers have been highly encouraging. Recommendations/Conclusion: This conceptual paper elaborates on the traditional practices and implementation of the postnatal educational program focusing on breastfeeding to newborns. Paper also emphases on role of grandmothers in the achievement of programme objectives through their active involvement and support. In addition, the paper highlights the importance of healthcare team members’ role and presents recommendations to healthcare settings in increasing the awareness about Newly mothers education on the subject.
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