Event Title

The importance of promoting structures that support, breastfeeding, the role of midwives, nurses in promoting and facilitating breast feeding.

Presenter Information

Vlora Kurti
Anjezë Haradinaj

Session

Medicine and Nursing

Description

Introdaction: Breastfeeding is when you feed your baby breast milk, usually directly from your breast, it has been viewed as the healthiest approach of feeding. In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that infants should exclusively be fed with breast milk by the age of six months. However, breastfeeding rates remain lower than recommended. The essential period for supporting breastfeeding is the first two weeks after birth. During this period, support of midwives is very important.

The purpose: Despite increasing knowledge, breastfeeding rates remain relatively static and mothers continue to report dissatisfaction with their experiences of breastfeeding. The purpose of the research is to explore the structures that support breastfeeding, midwives and nurses role in promoting and facilitating breastfeeding.

Methods: For research, has been selected Gynecology clinic -in QKUK-SHSKUK where participants in this research were pregnant women.The research is qualitative, descriptive design, the questionnaire is self-administered taking for base ten steps straight to successful breastfeeding.1.Hospital Policie, 2.Staff competency,3.Antenatal care,4.Care right after birth, 5.Support mothers with breastfeeding,6.Supplementing, 7.Rooming-in, 8.Responsive feeding, 9.Bottles,teats and pacifiers,10. Discharge.

Results: Mothers tended to rate social support as more important than health service support. Health service support was described unfavourably with emphasis on time pressures, lack of availability of healthcare professionals or guidance, promotion of unhelpful practices and conflicting advice. Changes are required within the health services to address the needs of both mothers and staff.

Recommendations: Policies and practices cannot be done without complementary observational work and research that focuses specifically on how different approaches are expected and experienced by parents. Such research can naturally reveal that these changes are assessed by women, rather than identifying a 'proper' way to offer support. Given the recommendations, mentioned above, to provide some form of supplementary support for breast-feeding women, it would appear to be a pragmatic opportunity to consider employing qualified support for the care within health care systems.

Keywords:

Breastfeeding, Breast Milk, Support, Midwife, Nurse

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.183

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The importance of promoting structures that support, breastfeeding, the role of midwives, nurses in promoting and facilitating breast feeding.

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Introdaction: Breastfeeding is when you feed your baby breast milk, usually directly from your breast, it has been viewed as the healthiest approach of feeding. In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that infants should exclusively be fed with breast milk by the age of six months. However, breastfeeding rates remain lower than recommended. The essential period for supporting breastfeeding is the first two weeks after birth. During this period, support of midwives is very important.

The purpose: Despite increasing knowledge, breastfeeding rates remain relatively static and mothers continue to report dissatisfaction with their experiences of breastfeeding. The purpose of the research is to explore the structures that support breastfeeding, midwives and nurses role in promoting and facilitating breastfeeding.

Methods: For research, has been selected Gynecology clinic -in QKUK-SHSKUK where participants in this research were pregnant women.The research is qualitative, descriptive design, the questionnaire is self-administered taking for base ten steps straight to successful breastfeeding.1.Hospital Policie, 2.Staff competency,3.Antenatal care,4.Care right after birth, 5.Support mothers with breastfeeding,6.Supplementing, 7.Rooming-in, 8.Responsive feeding, 9.Bottles,teats and pacifiers,10. Discharge.

Results: Mothers tended to rate social support as more important than health service support. Health service support was described unfavourably with emphasis on time pressures, lack of availability of healthcare professionals or guidance, promotion of unhelpful practices and conflicting advice. Changes are required within the health services to address the needs of both mothers and staff.

Recommendations: Policies and practices cannot be done without complementary observational work and research that focuses specifically on how different approaches are expected and experienced by parents. Such research can naturally reveal that these changes are assessed by women, rather than identifying a 'proper' way to offer support. Given the recommendations, mentioned above, to provide some form of supplementary support for breast-feeding women, it would appear to be a pragmatic opportunity to consider employing qualified support for the care within health care systems.