Breastfeeding or Lactation Management Education Training

Introduction
Breastfeeding practices has been proved to be very beneficial to both mother and baby thus the creation of the following laws support the full implementation of this program:
  • Executive Order 51
  • Republic Act 7600
  • The Rooming-In and Breastfeeding Act of 1992

Program Objectives and Goals
  • Protection and promotion of breastfeeding and lactation management education training

Activities and Strategies

1. Full Implementation of Laws Supporting the Program
a. EO 51 THE MILK CODE – protection and promotion of breastfeeding to ensure the safe and adequate nutrition     of infants through regulation of marketing of infant foods and related products. (e.g. breast milk substitutes,         infant formulas, feeding bottles, teats etc. )

b. RA 7600 THE ROOMING –IN and BREASTFEEDING ACT of 1992
  • An act providing incentives to government and private health institutions promoting and practicing rooming-in and breast-feeding.
  • Provision for human milk bank.
  • Information, education and re-education drive
  • Sanction and Regulation
2. Conduct Orientation/Advocacy Meetings to Hospital/ Community

Advantages of Breastfeeding:
    Mother
  • Oxytocin help the uterus contracts
  • Uterine involution
  • Reduce incidence of Breast Cancer
  • Promote Maternal-Infant Bonding
  • Form of Family planning Method (Lactational Amenorrhea)
    Baby
  • Provides Antibodies
  • Contains Lactoferin (binds with Iron)
  • Leukocytes
  • Contains Bifidus factorpromotes growth of the Lactobacillusinhibits the growth of pathogenic bacilli
Positions in Breastfeeding of the baby:
  1. Cradle Hold = head and neck are supported
  2. Football Hold
  3. Side Lying Position
    BEST FOR BABIES
    REDUCE INCIDENCE OF ALLERGENS
    ECONOMICAL
    ANTIBODIES PRESENT
    STOOL INOFFENSIVE (GOLDEN YELLOW)
    TEMPERATURE ALWAYS IDEAL
    FRESH MILK NEVER GOES OFF
    EMOTIONALLY BONDING
    EASY ONCE ESTABLISHED
    DIGESTED EASILY
    IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE
    NUTRITIONALLY OPTIMAL
    GASTROENTERITIS GREATLY REDUCED

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