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1
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Which organisations are behind the Baby Friendly Intiative

A

Unicef and the WHO

2
Q

When was the Baby Friendly Initiative introduced?

A

1994

3
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How many steps are in the Baby Friendly Initiative?

A

Ten

4
Q

How many points are in the Baby Friendly Initiative plan?

A

Seven

5
Q

How long do the WHO recommend that babies should be exclusively breastfed?

A

6 months

6
Q

Name EIGHT benefits of breast milk for the baby

A
  • Reduced incidence of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections
  • Reduced incidence of otitis media
  • Reduced onset of juvenile onset diabetes
  • Lower blood pressure in later childhood
  • Reduced incidence of wheeze in during childhood
  • Reduced incidence of obesity, both in childhood and as an adult
  • Reduced incidence of urinary tract infection
  • Improved response to immunisation
7
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Name TWO benefits of breast milk for pre term babies

A
  • Better brain development

- Reduced incidence of necrotising enterocolitos

8
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Name THREE benefits of breast feeding for the mother

A
  • Reduction in the incidence of pre-menopausal breast cancer and some types of ovarian cancer
  • A lower incidence of hip fractures in women over the age of 65
  • A delay in the return of fertility
9
Q

In effective attachment, how should the baby’s lower lip be positioned?

A

Should be covering the areola and turned outwards

10
Q

What type of sucking does baby do at the start of a breast feed?

A

Short, rapid sucks

11
Q

What type of sucking does baby do during the breast feed (called Active feeding)?

A

Long, slow rhythmic sucking and swallowing, with pauses

12
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What type of sucking does baby do at the end of a breast feed?

A

“flutter sucking” with occasional swallows

13
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Name EIGHT| potential results of ineffective feeding

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  • Breasts may become engorged
  • Sore or cracked nipples
  • Baby may be unsatisfied
  • Baby may cry a lot and want to feed often or for a long time
  • Failure to gain weight
  • Breast refusal
  • Failure to thrive
  • Reduction in milk production
14
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Name FOUR principles of positioning for breast feeding

A
  • The baby’s head and body should be in a straight line with the baby free to tilt its head back
  • The mother should hold the baby’s body close to hers
  • Baby should face the breast with its nose opposite the nipple
  • The position should be sustainable for both mother and baby