Application of the baby friendly hospital initiative to neonatal care: suggestions by Swedish mothers of very preterm infants
2008 (English)In: Journal of Human Lactation, ISSN 0890-3344, E-ISSN 1552-5732, Vol. 24, no 3, 252-262 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 24, no 3, 252-262 p.
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Breastfeeding, Neonatal, Preterm infant, Sweden
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-17828DOI: 10.1177/0890334408319156ISI: 000258095300007PubMedID: 18689712OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-17828DiVA: diva2:45599