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Breast-Feeding Concerns Anxiety over adequacy of supply Rare once milk supply established Most healthy women can nurse Babies cry for other reasons Anxiety over quality of milk Adequate diet yields adequate milk Deficiencies “subsidized” Rest and fluids essential Adverse reactions to maternal diet can occur Exclusive breast feeding possible upto 12-15 months Oversupply can be frozen
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Common Problems Embarrassment Lack of knowledge Lack of experienced relatives Disruptive health care policies Time constraints Lack of social support Lack of workplace support
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Maintaining Lactation Manual expression during a short separation Breast pump for a longer separation Maintain supply when mother or infant are sick Maintaining the supply for a premature infant Adequate fluids Relaxed surroundings Mothers with chronic illness can breast feed
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Storage of Milk Use within 7 hrs of refrigeration Glass containers superior for cellular
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Unformatted text preview: integrity • Freeze milk not used in 7 hrs • Freezing upto weeks or months • Stored milk should not be: – Boiled – Microwaved Duration of Lactation • 2 –3 years in many parts of the world • Many give up at 1 year • Factors to consider include – Needs of the child – Availability of alternate foods – Custom in the community • 1 year considered ideal Special Circumstances • Multiple births • Employment • Pregnancy • Nursing siblings • Relactation • Adoption • Adolescence Failure of Lactation • Poor maternal attitude • Emotions interfering with let down • Inadequate milk supply • Lack of information and support Contraindications • Galactosemia • Transmittable diseases • Addictions • Chronic diseases resulting in malnutrition • Breast cancer • Contamination with pollutants • PKU not a contraindication Breast feeding is a valuable resource!...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course HUEC 3012 taught by Professor Chanmugam during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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