Purpose Of Assessment Task
The World Health Organization (WHO, 2019) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for infants from birth until 6 months of age and actively promotes breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for infants and young children. In Australia breastfeeding initiation rates are 96% before discharge however at 4 months this rate has dropped to 61.6% (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW]
Drawing on Sara’s care across the continuum (case study on the Cloud), explore one (1) antenatal and two (2) intrapartum factors that may positively influence Sara’s initiation and continuation of breastfeeding in the early weeks following birth.
Include in your response, evidence based strategies that health professionals may utilise to support Sara to breastfeed.
Unit Learning Outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
This assessment task provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the following Unit Learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes;
Unit Learning Outcomes
ULO3: Explain health promotion and education strategies to support pregnant women and their families to maintain a healthy lifestyle
ULO4: Explain the care of the well newborn
ULO5: Examine the challenges that may occur for parents during pregnancy, birth and the baby’s first week