Maternity Nursing: Pregnancy, Birth and the Newborn

Maternity Nursing: Pregnancy, Birth and the Newborn

HNN207: Maternity Nursing: Pregnancy, Birth and the Newborn Assessment Task3 (2000 words) Purpose of assessment task Breastfeeding is globally acknowledged as a public health issue. The World Health Organisation promotes exclusive breastfeeding (no other oral food or fluid) for infants for the first 6 months of life. In light of poor breastfeeding rates globally, health professionals have an important role in the promotionof breastfeeding and support of breastfeeding women. Assignment question Explain the health professional’s role in promoting breastfeeding and supportingthe pregnant and postnatal woman to breast feed for the first 6 months of herbaby’s life. Your response should also address the enablers and barriers that impact the women’s decision to breastfeed.