Impact of Capacity Building of Local Lactation Consultants for Safe Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155137
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Presentation
Title:
Impact of Capacity Building of Local Lactation Consultants for Safe Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries
Abstract:
Impact of Capacity Building of Local Lactation Consultants for Safe Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Mithani, Yasmin Murad, RN, RM, BScN, IBCLC
P.I. Institution Name:Aga Khan University School of Nursing
Title:Instructor
Co-Authors:Zahra Shaheen, BScN, RN, IBCLC; Zohra Kurji, BScN, RN, IBCLC; and Shehnaz Rashid, BScN, RN, IBCLC
[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Breastfeeding is a natural activity which has been proven to be the best source of nutrition for infants and is equally beneficial for mothers. Various researches have demonstrated significant nutritional, developmental, psychological, immunological, social, economical and environmental benefits of breast feeding that assists in preventing life-threatening illnesses. As suggested by Horton (2005) in a newsletter, 4 million new born babies dies each year and nearly 3 million of them could be saved if their mother have access to low cost care such as tetanus immunization during pregnancy, have clean delivery, babies are breastfeeding exclusively, and antibiotics are available to treat illness. Despite this, in developing countries, breast feeding practices are an under-stated public health issue. Hence, role of lactation consultants or health professionals is highly influential in protecting, promoting and supporting breast feeding for maternal and child health. Lactation Consultants play a significant role in addressing the issue. As stated in IBLCE website, ôthe International Board Certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) profession emerged with the awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby, as published in the Report of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Breastfeeding and Human Lactation in 1984. IBCLCs use problem solving approach to provide appropriate information and support in a variety of settings be it hospitals, clinics, homes, and physicians' offices; and acts as key agents to advocate and promote breast feeding for the benefit of mothers and infants. Consequently, neonatal mortality can be reduced by developing capacity of local health care professionals as breastfeeding counselors or consultants in developing countries.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImpact of Capacity Building of Local Lactation Consultants for Safe Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countriesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155137-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Impact of Capacity Building of Local Lactation Consultants for Safe Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mithani, Yasmin Murad, RN, RM, BScN, IBCLC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aga Khan University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yasmin.mithani@aku.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Zahra Shaheen, BScN, RN, IBCLC; Zohra Kurji, BScN, RN, IBCLC; and Shehnaz Rashid, BScN, RN, IBCLC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Breastfeeding is a natural activity which has been proven to be the best source of nutrition for infants and is equally beneficial for mothers. Various researches have demonstrated significant nutritional, developmental, psychological, immunological, social, economical and environmental benefits of breast feeding that assists in preventing life-threatening illnesses. As suggested by Horton (2005) in a newsletter, 4 million new born babies dies each year and nearly 3 million of them could be saved if their mother have access to low cost care such as tetanus immunization during pregnancy, have clean delivery, babies are breastfeeding exclusively, and antibiotics are available to treat illness. Despite this, in developing countries, breast feeding practices are an under-stated public health issue. Hence, role of lactation consultants or health professionals is highly influential in protecting, promoting and supporting breast feeding for maternal and child health. Lactation Consultants play a significant role in addressing the issue. As stated in IBLCE website, &ocirc;the International Board Certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) profession emerged with the awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby, as published in the Report of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Breastfeeding and Human Lactation in 1984. IBCLCs use problem solving approach to provide appropriate information and support in a variety of settings be it hospitals, clinics, homes, and physicians' offices; and acts as key agents to advocate and promote breast feeding for the benefit of mothers and infants. Consequently, neonatal mortality can be reduced by developing capacity of local health care professionals as breastfeeding counselors or consultants in developing countries.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:34:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:34:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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