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Presentation or Panel Title

Barriers for Breastfeeding Mothers: Investigation Into the Occurrences of Reduced Breastmilk Production and Mastitis

Location

Guzman 113

Start Date

4-15-2016 3:00 PM

End Date

4-15-2016 3:30 PM

Department

Nursing

Student Type

Undergraduate - Honors

Faculty Mentor

Luanne Linnard-Palmer, RN, MSN, OCN

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Breast feeding is a natural part of life and there has been a rising interest into the many benefits attributed to it. One of the most recognized benefits is “protection against infection… and best scientifically documented outcome” (Brenner & Buescher, 2011, p 1767). Unfortunately, there are still many women who choose not to breastfeed or stop breastfeeding early. Some mothers initially have no difficulties while others may have a harder time. Some of the difficulties these women face includes the occurrence of mastitis, manifestation of “sore reddened area on one breast and often is accompanied by chills, fever, and malaise,” and the lack of milk production (Islam, Khan, & Naila, 2011, p.21). With the two previously barriers, mothers become discouraged to continue breastfeeding or they hear the horror stories and choose not to start. Mastitis and lack of milk production can happen among prima-para women or multi-para women. The occurrences of these barriers can be related to poor lactation management, infant-related challenges, and/or hormonal/drug effects (Whitten, 2013, p.114). This presentation covers the most recent literature on barriers to effective breastfeeding. This research project looked at how common mastitis and lack of milk production occurs in lactating women.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, mastitis, milk production

References

Brenner, M. G., & Buescher, E. S. (2011). Breastfeeding: A Clinical Imperative. Journal Of Women's Health (15409996), 20(12), 1767-1773 7p. doi:10.1089/jwh.2010.2616.

Islam, A., Khan, N. A., & Naila, U. (2011). BREAST FEEDING; FACTORS INVOLVED IN AVOIDANCE. Professional Medical Journal,18(1), 18-23.

Whitten, D. (2013). A precious opportunity: supporting women with concerns about their breastmilk supply. Australian Journal Of Herbal Medicine, 25(3), 112-126 15p.

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Barriers for Breastfeeding Mothers: Investigation Into the Occurrences of Reduced Breastmilk Production and Mastitis

Guzman 113

Breast feeding is a natural part of life and there has been a rising interest into the many benefits attributed to it. One of the most recognized benefits is “protection against infection… and best scientifically documented outcome” (Brenner & Buescher, 2011, p 1767). Unfortunately, there are still many women who choose not to breastfeed or stop breastfeeding early. Some mothers initially have no difficulties while others may have a harder time. Some of the difficulties these women face includes the occurrence of mastitis, manifestation of “sore reddened area on one breast and often is accompanied by chills, fever, and malaise,” and the lack of milk production (Islam, Khan, & Naila, 2011, p.21). With the two previously barriers, mothers become discouraged to continue breastfeeding or they hear the horror stories and choose not to start. Mastitis and lack of milk production can happen among prima-para women or multi-para women. The occurrences of these barriers can be related to poor lactation management, infant-related challenges, and/or hormonal/drug effects (Whitten, 2013, p.114). This presentation covers the most recent literature on barriers to effective breastfeeding. This research project looked at how common mastitis and lack of milk production occurs in lactating women.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, mastitis, milk production

References

Brenner, M. G., & Buescher, E. S. (2011). Breastfeeding: A Clinical Imperative. Journal Of Women's Health (15409996), 20(12), 1767-1773 7p. doi:10.1089/jwh.2010.2616.

Islam, A., Khan, N. A., & Naila, U. (2011). BREAST FEEDING; FACTORS INVOLVED IN AVOIDANCE. Professional Medical Journal,18(1), 18-23.

Whitten, D. (2013). A precious opportunity: supporting women with concerns about their breastmilk supply. Australian Journal Of Herbal Medicine, 25(3), 112-126 15p.