World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in the Isle of Youth

lactancia-0007The Maternity Home Center of La Fe, second largest town of the Isle of Youth won the seat of the main act for the World Breastfeeding Week, set from August 1st to 7th.

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The Maternity Home Center of La Fe, second largest town of the Isle of Youth won the seat of the main act for the World Breastfeeding Week, set from August 1st to 7th.

 

This institution, where pregnant with risk factors and social problems women are admitted, has good comfort, and a satisfactory result in service delivery, combined with the access to lunch during the day to pregnant women with low weight and pathologies that required food reinforcement.

 

In the conclusions the expert Edilberto Morales Fuentes, Municipal head of Maternal and Child Care Program, recalled the early insertion of the General Teaching Hospital Heroes del Baire in the Movement Friend of the Mother and Child and stressed the need to rescue it, which will help to increase the effort to continue spreading it for clinics and improve indicators, among others, the implementation of exclusive breastfeeding with the optimal period of six months.

 

He highlighted that in the hospital, in the first half hour after birth, the doctor or nurse will put the baby to the mother and allow the baby starts to nurse, because the contact skin to skin and with direct stimulation of the creature on the nipple, facilitates the rapid formation of milk.

Other previous interventions, before patients, families and executives, stressed that breastfeeding is the best food and medicine that newborn receive and even colostrum and transitional milk, from the early days, which are the richest in immune protection for baby with a safe haven of diarrheal and respiratory diseases.

 

In this context the nurses made a demonstration activity of the practical knowledges of all pregnant women about the issue, for example, how to place the infant at the breast, the importance of the mother be comfortable, because the good position helps maintain adequate milk production and prevents fatigue and hurt their nipples.

 

There was also a representative sketch of a pregnant teenager who did not want to breastfeed her baby for fear of deformation of her breast, but finally the other patients and health personnel gave her the necessary support, teaching her how to feed and convince her that getting breastfeeding is equally beneficial for the child and the mother, who has less risk of getting cancer and help her to lose the extra weight gained during pregnancy.

 

Traslation: Lien Fernández Sánchez


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