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Getting Breastfeeding Right from the Start: Enhancing Maternal Newborn Competence

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Mothers who hold their newborns skin to skin immediately after birth show more confidence in caring for their babies and breastfeed for longer durations.

2. The IHS Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is working to create a healthy start for babies. As part of this initiative, IHS is encouraging clinicians in Indian Country to support practices that foster breastfeeding as the exclusive feeding choice for infants in their first six months of life.

3. When working with moms who are vulnerable, clinicians showing support for breastfeeding is likely to provoke guilt or distress.

4. There are a number of studies showing that the earlier the baby breastfeeds, the more likely mom is to be still breastfeeding later. In fact, one study showed that moms who breastfed in the first two hours after birth for the first time were much more likely to be breastfeeding fully at four months postpartum.

5. Barriers to breastfeeding include which of the following?

6. Research shows that providing little bits of breastfeeding information and support throughout multiple time points during prenatal visits vs providing one longer session on breastfeeding is a more effective way to encourage pregnant women to choose to breast feed their babies.

7. Exclusively breastfeeding in the hospital greatly increases the number of mothers who continue to breastfeed after they leave the hospital.

8. Changes in practice to promote breastfeeding include which of the following?