A tuesday report The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that each year only 14 percent of the 4 million newborns are born in hospitals that are designated as “child-friendly”.
To be Certified as “child friendly” Hospitals should adopt 10 practices, which research has shown to promote breastfeeding. the manner Include Communicate breastfeeding policy to hospital staff, help mothers breastfeed within 30 minutes of birth, encourage breastfeeding on demand, and newborns should not eat or drink anything other than breast milk Unless medically indicated, such as taking a prescription can be harmful. Hospitals should also follow the International Code of Breast Milk Substitutes, which means they cannot accept the formula free from companies. The designation process is handled by Baby-Friendly USA, a recognized institution for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the US
The American Pediatric Academy supported the move in 2009.
The latest hospital results carried out through the survey every two years were reported to the CDC on Tuesday Vital signs report.
It was found that from 2007 to 2013, the percentage of hospitals implementing most of the phases increased from 29 percent to 54 percent. Of these hospitals, approximately 289 out of 3,300 received the “baby-friendly” designation. Some barriers include obtaining hospital leadership on board, or training staff, which can be time consuming, Epidemiologist Kriya Perrin, in the CDC’s division of nutrition, physical activity and obesity, told reporters Tuesday.
More hospitals are using the majority of ten steps for successful breastfeeding
CDC Director Dr. Tom Freeden said that implementing the 10 steps was not easy, and could take years. He said, “To be honest, we are seeing more progress than we thought.”
But the cdc wants Hospital To follow these steps because it says whether or not they can breastfeed women. Due to antibodies in breast milk, breast-fed infants have ear and respiratory infections, asthma, Sudden infant death syndrome, diabetes And obesity. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that breastfeeding also helps mothers return to pre-pregnancy weight, reduces postpartum bleeding, and reduces their losses. Breast and ovarian cancer.
“Hospitals can give mothers and their newborns the best chance for best nutrition,” Frieden said during the call.
According to the report, in the US, 0 percent of babies start breastfeeding, but 60 percent of mothers report that they stopped breastfeeding earlier than they wanted. About 22 percent of infants are exclusively breastfed for six months, and 29 percent are breastfed for 12 months, as suggested by them. American Academy of Pediatrics.
Although hospitals have progressed, the CDC report pointed to areas for improvement. Less than half of hospitals housed mothers with their infants during the entire hospital stay, and 32 percent of hospitals provided adequate support to breastfeeding mothers after leaving the hospital. Results for later years may improve in later years as President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act, provides breastfeeding counseling and supplies to families with no out-of-pocket costs.
The UNICEF and the World Health Organization started in 1991 as a result of the Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative to encourage breastfeeding in American hospitals. The US goal is mentioned in Healthy People 2020. – A range of goals in various health factors – There was a call to reduce the proportion of infants who received the formula within two days of life to 14.2 percent. Data from 2011 Explain that the current number has reached 19.4 percent, which was less than 24.2 percent in the country in 2006.
“I would really like to ask the hospitals to continue making progress,” Frieden said. “Ideally we would like every birth hospital in the country to adopt all 10 stages and be ‘child-friendly’.”