breast feeding


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feeding

 [fēd´ing]
1. the taking of food.
2. the giving of food.
3. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing nutritional intake for a patient who is unable to feed self.
artificial feeding feeding of a baby with food other than mother's milk.
bottle feeding in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparation and administration of fluids to an infant via a bottle.
breast feeding breastfeeding.
enteral tube feeding in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as delivering nutrients and water through a gastrointestinal tube.
forced feeding administration of food by force to those who cannot or will not receive it.
intravenous feeding administration of nutrient fluids through a vein; see also intravenous infusion and parenteral nutrition.
feeding procedures in the omaha system, any method of giving food or fluid, including breast, formula, intravenous, or tube.
supplemental feeding a planned additional food or nutrient that is added to the usual diet, often as a powder, formula, or tablet.
tube feeding see tube feeding.
The provision of a neonate and infant with liquified lacteal products from the mother’s breast
Pros, mother Lactation and BF—6 months—before age 20 is associated with a relative risk of 0.54—i.e., decreased risk of subsequent development of breast cancer in BF mothers
Pros, infant Breast feeding is associated with a decreased risk of wheezing and lower respiratory tract disease in the 1st year of life

breast feeding

Pediatrics The provision of a neonate and infant with liquified lacteal products 'on tap'; lactation and BF–≥ 6 months before age 20 is associated with a relative risk of 0.54–ie ↓ risk of subsequent development of breast cancer in BF mothers. See Breast milk, La Leche League, Natural family planning.

Patient discussion about breast feeding

Q. I gave birth 2 weeks ago and I am having real difficulties breast feeding it hurts really bad, and I am constantly worried that my baby isn't eating enough. What can I do?

A. if it really hurts, maybe you should stop it for a while (maybe there is a micro/small wound at your nipple). You should cure it first then you can soon start breastfeeding your baby again.

Just make sure you have enough drink, be relaxed while breastfeeding, and have enough & healthy nutrition also!
Stay healthy always..

Q. My baby is grunting and groaning while I breastfeed him. Is this normal? It only happens from time to time, but he makes these weird noises while nursing and I would like to know if it's standard behavior.

A. Does it sound like he is having trouble breathing while you breastfeed him? Does he make these sounds while crying also, or just while eating? All of these are things you should report to your pediatrician so you can be sure that the baby is not suffering from anything other than simple reflux while being breastfed.

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He said that formula milk was preferred in some cases but it could not be considered a substitute for breast feeding, adding breast feeding was the basic right of each child and children should not be deprived of their rights.
2% of infants were exclusively breast feeding at 1.
Shahram Khan emphasized the need of creating more and more awareness amongst the people and urged upon the doctors, Ulemas and media to play their vital role in encouraging breast feeding and discouraging bottle feeding.
OBJECTIVES: To know knowledge, attitude and practices of nourishing rural mothers about breast feeding and their association with demographic variables.
Breast feeding is also economical in less obvious ways.
Cattaneo A, Promoting breast feeding in the community: breastfeedmg groups and peer counselling must be integrated into wider programmes.
If you are expecting a baby, or you have a baby and you are struggling to keep going with breast feeding, there is a wealth of expertise to help you.
New mum Tricia Cammell, who recently gave birth to Grace, said: ``I am breast feeding my baby, which is I believe is the best way to give her a healthy start in life.
Although people are surprised that I'm still breast feeding Fern, I feel that I've given her the best start in life - healthwise.
It is the biggest rise in the UK - and Scots mums are also more likely to continue breast feeding.
Yet only half of new mothers in America try breast feeding, and less then 20% continue to breast feed for six months.
Now, in the largest study of mother-to-child HIV transmission to date, Philippe Van de Perre at the AIDS Reference Laboratory in Kigali, Rwanda, demonstrates that women who test negative for the AIDS virus at the time of delivery, but who become infected, can later pass the virus on to their infants, probably via breast feeding.