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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 urged the nursing staff and lady health workers to convey the message door to door regarding the importance of breast feeding in the health of infant.
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.
The World Health Organization recommends breast feeding exclusively for the first six months of a baby's life to optimize these benefits, continuing to breast feed for two years and as long thereafter as is mutually desired by a woman and her child.
Cattaneo A, Promoting breast feeding in the community: breastfeedmg groups and peer counselling must be integrated into wider programmes.
The loving closeness which develops during breast feeding helps the bonding process between mum and baby.
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.
The case for breast feeding includes improved neural and psychosocial development, potential protection against obesity and allergic disease and lower blood cholesterol in later life.
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)points out that,despite the tribunal ruling,employers are still required to provide pregnant and breast feeding women with a place to rest.
Breast feeding is natural and should be encouraged - Mrs B, Fife
In four other cases, however, the study implicates breast feeding as the route of HIV transmission, Pizzo notes.
Select companies, chosen by an elite panel of judges based on size, facilities and resources, will be highlighted this September during WorldWIT's annual National Breast Feeding at Work Week, September 4-8, 2006.
KARACHI, August 08, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Pakistan has the lowest rate of exclusive breast-feeding (37%) and highest bottle feeding in the South Asian region, experts said in a session organized to commemorate Global Breast Feeding Week at Nursing School of Civil Hospital here.