Maternity Nursing <Name> <Affiliate institution> <Instructor> <Date> Word count = 1971 Role of health professional in promoting exclusive breastfeeding The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding that is breastfeeding without any other solid or liquids not even water for the first six months (1). The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council also endorse the implementation of six months exclusive breastfeeding (). A survey done in the country indicated that the nation was not achieving this with most parents. Even though 90% of first-time mothers start with breastfeeding studies have shown that less than 20% of them still continue with exclusive breastfeeding for six months (). However it is hypothesized that the health professions can promote exclusive breastfeeding by supporting pregnant and postnatal women by implanting various health strategies such as health education and health promotion among others. This paper will explore the health professional role in promoting exclusive pregnancy and childbirth 14(1) 366. McLachlan H. L. Forster D. A. Amir L. H. Cullinane M. Shafiei T. Watson L. F. ... & Small R. (2016). Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) in Victoria Australia: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ open 6(2) e008292. Shafiei T. Small R. & McLachlan H. (2012). Women's views and experiences of maternity care: a study of immigrant Afghan women in Melbourne Australia. Midwifery 28(2) 198-203. Stevens G. Thompson R. Kruske S. Watson B. & Miller Y. D. (2014). What are pregnant women told about models of maternity care in Australia? A retrospective study of women's reports. Patient education and counseling 97(1) 114-121. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. (2011). Clinical Lactation 2(1) 33-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/215805311807011746 Wilkes E. Gamble J. Adam G. & Creedy D. K. (2015). Reforming maternity services in Australia: Outcomes of a private practice midwifery service. Midwifery 31(10) 935-940. [...]
HNN207: Maternity Nursing: Pregnancy, Birth and the Newborn Assessment Task3 (2000 words) Purpose of assessment task Breastfeeding is globally acknowledged as a public health issue. The World Health Organisation promotes exclusive breastfeeding (no other oral food or fluid) for infants for the first 6 months of life. In light of poor breastfeeding rates globally, health professionals have an important role in the promotionof breastfeeding and support of breastfeeding women. Assignment question Explain the health professional’s role in promoting breastfeeding and supportingthe pregnant and postnatal woman to breast feed for the first 6 months of herbaby’s life. Your response should also address the enablers and barriers that impact the women’s decision to breastfeed.