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Step 3 - Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

Every facility providing maternity services and care for newborn infants should: Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding. If the hospital has an affiliated antenatal clinic or antenatal ward...breastfeeding counseling [should be] given to most pregnant women using those services...The antenatal discussion should cover the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 4-6 months, the benefits of breastfeeding, and basic breastfeeding management...Pregnant women of 32 weeks or more gestation...should confirm that the benefits of breastfeeding have been discussed with them...[including] at least two of the following benefits: Nutritional, protective, bonding, health benefits to the mother...and that they have received no group education on the use of infant formula. They should be able to describe at least two of the following breastfeeding management topics: importance of rooming-in, importance of feeding on demand, how to assure enough milk, and positioning and attachment. The third step is to have sessions with pregnant women to motivate them for breastfeeding and to remove all their doubts. More inf http://tensteps.org/step-3-successful-breastfeeding.shtml Benefits of Breastfeedin http://tensteps.org/benefits-of-breastfeeding.shtml Benefits for Infan http://tensteps.org/benefits-of-breastfeeding-for-the-infant.shtml Benefits for Mothe http://tensteps.org/benefits-of-breastfeeding-for-the-mother.shtml Benefits for the Famil http://tensteps.org/benefits-of-breastfeeding-for-the-family.shtml Benefits for the Hospita http://tensteps.org/benefits-of-breastfeeding-for-the-hospital.shtml Benefits for the Environment & Societ http://tensteps.org/benefits-of-breastfeeding-for-the-environment-society.shtml Other Benefit http://tensteps.org/benefits-of-breastfeeding-other.shtml --.-- Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding - Video Series Babies who are breastfed are generally healthier and achieve optimal growth and development compared to those who are fed formula milk. If the vast majority of babies were exclusively fed breastmilk in their first six months of life -- meaning only breastmilk and no other liquids or solids, not even water -- it is estimated that the lives of at least 1.2 million children would be saved every year. If children continue to be breastfed up to two years and beyond, the health and development of millions of children would be greatly improved. This video series aims to raise awareness, encourage early adoption, promote training of health care staff, and build capacity for, and to stimulate dialogue about, breastfeeding and its impact on the public, in a range of community and public contexts in low- and middle-income countries. Our goal is to have these ten steps in every facility providing maternal services and care for newborn infants. Videos, presentations, research, evidence, papers, training and counselling materials, tools, and many other related and supporting resources are available. Visit us on-line a http://tensteps.org .  
Nand Wadhwani
about 9 years ago
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Study identifies low back pain risk factors

Counseling at-risk patients may prevent and minimize painNew research presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Study: Phone counseling reduces pain, disability after back surgery

Research by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests that having a short series of phone conversations with trained counselors can substantially boost recovery and reduce pain in patients after spinal...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
Vega.charles
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Vasomotor Menopausal Symptoms Last Longer Than Realized CME/CE

: A data study reveals that vasomotor symptoms, or hot flashes, average 7.5 years in duration among menopausal women, indicating the need for more counseling and treatment options.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Infertility Counseling

Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians, 2nd edition, is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary textbook for all health professionals providing care for individuals facing reproductive health issues. It is the most thorough and extensive book currently available for clinicians in the field of infertility counseling, providing an exhaustive and comprehensive review of topics. It addresses both the medical and psychological aspects of infertility, reviewing assessment approaches, treatment strategies, counseling for medical conditions impacting fertility, third-party reproduction, alternative family building and post infertility counseling issues. Each chapter follows the same format: introduction, historical overview, literature review, theoretical framework, identification of clinical issues, suggestions for therapeutic interventions, and future implication. This edition also includes extensive appendixes of clinical tools useful to the clinician, including an Internet database of resources and an extensive glossary of terminology.  
books.google.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Family Medicine Obstetrics

Whether you offer comprehensive pregnancy care in your primary care facility, or provide prenatal and postpartum care, this book delivers the guidance you need to optimize health for both mothers and their babies. It covers all aspects of birth care, from preconception counseling and prenatal care, through labor and delivery (both low-risk and complicated), to postpartum care and the first month of life. The completely revised third edition includes the most up-to- date, evidence-based standards of care. It offers information that is patient centered, prevention oriented, educational, and sensitive to the care of the whole woman and her family.Features a reader-friendly outline/narrative format for ease of use in daily clinical practice. Describes how to care for patients with a wide range of medical conditions during pregnancy as well as pregnancy-related conditions. Takes a whole-family approach to maternity care, with discussions of maternal and paternal adjustment, marital adjustment, sibling adjustment, single-parent families, and return-to-work issues. Provides patient and family education materials on a full range of topics, from nutrition in pregnancy to breastfeeding.Features a section on alternative medicine in maternity care. Provides detailed instruction for a wide array of procedures, including cesarean delivery, perineal repair of simple and complex lacerations, circumcision, assisted deliveries, and amnioinfusion.A continued strong emphasis on evidence-based medicine includes an ongoing summary of Level A recommendations throughout the text.A new chapter summarizes practical applications of how to incorporate continuous quality improvement and enhanced medical safety into the maternity care setting.A new section details which immunizations can be used safely during pregnancy.A section on "Centering Pregnancy" discusses this new model of care and how it incorporates longitudinal group.  
books.google.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Psychosocial smoking cessation interventions help patients with heart attacks to quit. | Cochrane

Smoking is a risk factor for heart attacks and stopping smoking is recommended for patients after a heart attack. Psychosocial smoking cessation interventions like counseling can help such patients to stop smoking, if they are provided for over one month. Psychosocial interventions can help such patients to quit within 6 months but studies about the long term effects did not support the beneficial short-term findings. Most trials used a mixture of different intervention strategies, therefore no single strategy showed superior efficacy.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Education about family planning for women who have just given birth | Cochrane

Counseling about family planning is standard for most women who just gave birth. Few providers and researchers have looked at how well the counseling works. We do not know if postpartum women want to use family planning or whether they will return to a health provider for birth control advice. Women may wish to discuss family planning before they have the baby and after they leave the hospital. Women may also prefer to talk about birth control along with other health issues. In this review, we looked at the effects of educational programs about family planning for women who just had a baby.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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American Bar Association Challenges Florida 'Gun-Gag' Ruling

The ABA is urging a federal appeals court to rehear a case involving a law that prevents physicians from counseling patients on gun safety.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Successful Obesity Management and Counseling: A 360-Degree Perspective CME/CE

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, obstetricians/gynecologists, diabetologists/endocrinologists, nurses, and physician assistants.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Outcomes of Neonates With Birth Weight Less Than 500g

This study reviews survival and morbidity data for neonates with extremely low birth weights. This information should help in counseling parents who need to make difficult, ethical decisions.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Tobacco Use Counseling During Hospital Outpatient Visits

Are health care providers missing a valuable opportunity to counsel and screen patients on tobacco use during hospital outpatient visits?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women: 2014-15

Are pregnant women receiving adequate counseling on influenza vaccination from their health care provider?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Most Women Get No Counseling After BRCA Testing

An analysis of more than 11,000 women undergoing BRCA genetic testing reveals that most do not get genetic counseling by trained genetics professionals.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Sarcopenia: What Every NP Needs to Know

Counseling the individual with sarcopenia about exercise and a healthy diet may prevent further deterioration in health, falls, fractures, frailty, and a loss of independent living.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Counseling Male Patients on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Are you current with the recent updates to testosterone product labeling and new warnings concerning adverse outcomes? Learn what you need to properly counsel patients in this overview.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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CVD Prevention Counseling and Aerobic Activity Eligibility

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that adults who are overweight or obese and have CVD risk factors be offered intensive behavioral counseling interventions. How many are eligible?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Reader Poll: Should Physicians Ask Patients About Guns?

A 2011 Florida gun law has been challenged for a third time. Some believe gun-safety discussions should be part of patient counseling, similar to asking about seatbelt use and smoking.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Medicare Approves Payment for End-of-Life Counseling

A proposal dropped from the Affordable Care Act after critics associated it with 'death panels' will take effect in 2016.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago