Back to Basics: Minimizing the Use of Formula Given to Breastfeeding Infants for Non-Medically Indicated Reasons

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201750
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Back to Basics: Minimizing the Use of Formula Given to Breastfeeding Infants for Non-Medically Indicated Reasons
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The purpose of our poster will be to provide those working with childbearing families strategies to minimize the use of formula given to breastfeeding infants for non medically indicated reasons. When surveyed, staff on our unit were mostly unaware of regional Breastfeeding Guidelines developed to promote and support breastfeeding. Our goal was to make staff aware of these guidelines and incorporate them into their everyday practice. We developed a breastfeeding algorithm based on these guidelines, aimed at increasing exclusive breastfeeding in healthy infants. The algorithm provides evidence based information about breastfeeding during the infant's first 24 hours of life, ensuring consistently supportive care is given to all breastfeeding women and their infants. Three months after such strategies were presented and incorporated into practice, staff will be surveyed again to evaluate their level of awareness and use of the regional Breastfeeding Guidelines. It is believed that the majority of staff will become aware of these guidelines and use them on a regular basis to support breastfeeding women and their infants. We believe this will ultimately decrease the use of formula given to breastfeeding infants for non medically indicated reasons.   To enact change within the nursing unit and ultimately other regional hospitals the Kouzes & Posner Leadership Model was used.
Keywords:
Breastfeeding; Leadership; Algorithm
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBack to Basics: Minimizing the Use of Formula Given to Breastfeeding Infants for Non-Medically Indicated Reasonsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201750-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The purpose of our poster will be to provide those working with childbearing families strategies to minimize the use of formula given to breastfeeding infants for non medically indicated reasons. When surveyed, staff on our unit were mostly unaware of regional Breastfeeding Guidelines developed to promote and support breastfeeding. Our goal was to make staff aware of these guidelines and incorporate them into their everyday practice. We developed a breastfeeding algorithm based on these guidelines, aimed at increasing exclusive breastfeeding in healthy infants. The algorithm provides evidence based information about breastfeeding during the infant's first 24 hours of life, ensuring consistently supportive care is given to all breastfeeding women and their infants. Three months after such strategies were presented and incorporated into practice, staff will be surveyed again to evaluate their level of awareness and use of the regional Breastfeeding Guidelines. It is believed that the majority of staff will become aware of these guidelines and use them on a regular basis to support breastfeeding women and their infants. We believe this will ultimately decrease the use of formula given to breastfeeding infants for non medically indicated reasons.   To enact change within the nursing unit and ultimately other regional hospitals the Kouzes & Posner Leadership Model was used.en_GB
dc.subjectBreastfeedingen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectAlgorithmen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:50:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:50:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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