Early skin-to-skin after cesarean to improve breastfeeding.

  title={Early skin-to-skin after cesarean to improve breastfeeding.},
  author={Kristina J Hung and Ocean Berg},
  journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={318-24; quiz 325-6}
This article describes a quality improvement project in which early skin-to-skin (STS) contact, in the operating room (OR) and during recovery, was used as an intervention to increase the success of breastfeeding initiation among healthy infants after cesarean, at a large, urban, acute care teaching hospital. The nursing role is key for the intervention, but the program involves the entire perinatal team, including the obstetricians, pediatricians, and anesthesiologists. During the first 3… CONTINUE READING
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