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Mother-Baby Model of Nursing Care

January 2016

Welcome to 2016!  I hope each of you had wonderful holiday and are headed into the new year with more plans and goals, especially for Baby-Friendly changes.  This week, I read a terrific article on putting the mother-baby model of nursing care into practice at one US facility.  This article is full of extremely helpful information, diagrams, quality improvement tools, use of the Iowa model of evidence-based practice to promote quality care, and the outcomes of instituting such a change.  I will provide you with the DOI, and you might want to check with your hospital or clinic to see if they have access to Nursing for Women's Health, a publication of AWHONN.

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Fentanyl vs. pethidine

January 2016

For the new year, I will be posting at the beginning of each week a published study that could impact your practice in the Mother-Baby Unit. It will be called "For Your Consideration." Whenever possible, I will post a link for you to be able to download the article. When not available, I will post as much information about accessing the article as possible.

This week, we begin with a recently posted study on pain relief during labor, pitting fentanyl with pethidine.

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Pumps and Milk Expression

January 2016

This week, I have a great article by Dr. Anne Eglash and Dr. Michele Malloy, Breastmilk Expression and Breast Pump Technology (2015).  These authors present a terrific milk expression and breast pump primer for those who need information with which to assist the mothers with whom they work.  Let me mention several things from the article:

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At-breast Supplementation Devices

December 2015

To end this series on clinical devices that can be used to supplement the infant at the breast, we will briefly discuss various devices both on the market, and those that can be homemade by clinicians.

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Do labor drugs affect infant suckling after birth?

December 2015

In a newly published study, Brimdyr, Cadwell, Widstrom, Swensson, Neumann, Hart, Harrington, and Phillips present new research to add to the growing body currently available on the negative effects of labor medications on the sucking behaviors of full-term, healthy newborn infants in the first hour following birth.  It has been well-established that positioning the newborn in skin-to-skin care immediately after birth has beneficial effects on the short and long-term health of both mother and infant.

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