TITLE

Initiating breastfeeding within one hour of birth: A scientific brief

AUTHOR(S)
Gupta, Arun
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Perinatology: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Care;May/Jun2007, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p138
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the need to initiate breastfeeding within one hour before giving birth to lessen 22% all neonatal mortality. It stated that suckling reflex of the newborn is at its peak twenty to thirty minutes after birth and if the infant is not fed then the reflex decreases only to reappear forty hours later. Furthermore, early breastfeeding has a physiological effect on the uterus as well, causing it to contract and could be useful for reduction in postpartum bleeding in women.
ACCESSION #
27694407

 

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