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Application of the baby friendly hospital initiative to neonatal care: suggestions by Swedish mothers of very preterm infants.
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PMID:  18689712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to obtain suggestions from mothers of very preterm infants regarding modification of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Thirteen mothers were interviewed 2 to 6 months after their infants' discharge from the hospital. The interviews generated 13 steps, which partly agree with the BFHI steps. The new steps address respect for mothers' individual decisions about breastfeeding, education of staff in specific knowledge and skills, antenatal information about lactation in the event of preterm birth, skin-to-skin (kangaroo mother) care, breast milk expression, early introduction of breastfeeding, facilitation of mothers' 24-hour presence in the hospital, preference for mother's own milk, semi-demand feeding before transition to demand breastfeeding, special benefits of pacifier sucking, alternative strategies for reduction of supplementation, use of bottle-feeding when indicated, a family-centered and supportive physical environment, support of the father's presence, and early transfer of infants' care to parents.
Kerstin Hedberg Nyqvist; Elisabeth Kylberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0890-3344     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-11     Completed Date:  2008-09-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-62     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Women's and Children's Health, University Children's Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Guideline Adherence
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Hospitals, Maternity / standards*
Infant Care / standards*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / growth & development
Mothers / psychology*
Perinatal Care / standards*
Social Support*

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