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

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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

    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