Application of the EBP Process: Maximizing Lactation Support with Minimal Education

Ullman, F.M. et al. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Published online: 26 January 2017

The many advantages to providing breast milk instead of engineered infant formula for both the medically fragile and healthy term infant are well documented (Lawrence & Lawrence, 2016; Mcguire, 2011). Historically, educational efforts within neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) focused on critical diseases and conditions, as well as the highly technological management of fragile neonates. The International push to promote both the value and superiority of breast milk for infant feeding began over 3 decades ago (WHO, 1981).

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