Discuss the CDC breastfeeding initiative and describe how you will support this when interacting with your pregnant and postpartum women in the primary care setting. 

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Discuss the CDC breastfeeding initiative and describe how you will support this when interacting with your pregnant and postpartum women in the primary care setting.

 

Our bodies are amazing at what they do, there’s no way to fully replace what the body does naturally. That is why organ donation is such a great gift and why we should use our bodies to the fullest in every aspect of life and respect the wonderful life we’ve been given. Breastfeeding is the most essential, dynamic and profitable way of providing an infant with the nutrients they need as they enter the world outside of the womb (Farhan, Das & Malik, 2018).

Not only does breastfeeding benefit the infant, but it has important consequences for the mother as well. Breastfeeding can lower the risk for certain cancers including breast and ovarian as well as decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (Grummer-Strawn et al., 2013). The CDC has started many initiatives to ensure that mothers in the United states have adequate access to lactation services and understand the best way to nourish their newborn. That being said, there are still many mothers who are unable to breastfeed but there is hope for those who desire to have breastmilk for their baby. Donor breastmilk is the milk of choice when a mother’s own milk is not available. Research clearly demonstrates that human milk decreases the rates of pediatric infections such as necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and sepsis (Coutsoudis et al., 2011).

Encouraging mothers to research the benefits of breastfeeding and educating as the mother and family as they are willing is the goal of the nurse practitioner. Ultimately, it is the choice of the mother to partake in breastfeeding, but proper education and encouragement should be offered for new parents.

 

 

 

 

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