Ohio clinic finds breastfeeding more likely to occur if newborn’s first bath is delayed

Could delaying a newborn’s first bath boost breastfeeding rates? A new study conducted at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio suggests it could Good download.

The study, published Monday in the Journal for Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, found that delaying a newborn’s first bath by about 12 hours “was associated with increased in-hospital exclusive breastfeeding rates and use of human milk as a part of the discharge feeding plan.”

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In other words, researchers found that delaying the bath by that amount of time increased the likelihood breastfeeding would occur while the mother and baby were still in the hospital Marvel FutureFight Bug. In turn, they said, the delayed increased the probability the mother would continue to breastfeed after they return home.

To come to this conclusion, researchers with the Cleveland Clinic studied nearly 1,000 mother and newborn couples 클래식 위크오라 다운로드. Of those, roughly 500 babies had an immediate bath after birth while the others had a delayed bath.

The in-hospital exclusive breastfeeding rates increased from 59.8 percent prior to intervention to 68.2 percent after the delayed baths 스타크래프트 1.16.1 립버전 다운로드.

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists various benefits of breastfeeding, especially for the baby. Breastfeeding — which the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends new mothers do exclusively for the first six months of the child’s life — can reduce the risk of asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity and eczema, among other benefits Production48 7 downloads. For mothers, breastfeeding can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and breast and ovarian cancers, according to the CDC.

Delaying a newborn’s first bath also has other positive associations 제8요일 다운로드. Immediate skin-to-skin contact between the mother and baby can regulate the infant’s temperature, meaning the child’s risk of illness decreases, The Plain Dealer reported girlfriend mp3.

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The study echoes a similar finding at a hospital in Chicago in 2017, which reported various health benefits — including lower rates of blood sugar and hypothermia — when a newborn’s bath was delayed by 14 hours, according to The Plain Dealer White noise download. Additionally, a 2017 World Health Organization recommendation suggests newborns receive their first bath 24 hours after birth.

“Our results provide new information on the benefits of delayed bathing after hospital discharge Java sftp folder download. Although our findings need to be replicated in other studies, they reinforce the connection between delayed bathing and greater likelihood of newborn breastfeeding that may extend into the postdischarge feeding plan and practice,” the researchers said in the study Download the blog image.

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