Topical Breastmilk Fasten the Process of Umbilical Cord Separation and Prevent Infection on Babies

@article{Subiastutik2017TopicalBF,
  title={Topical Breastmilk Fasten the Process of Umbilical Cord Separation and Prevent Infection on Babies},
  author={Eni Subiastutik},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Nursing and health Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={06},
  pages={45-50}
}
  • E. Subiastutik
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • IOSR Journal of Nursing and health Science
Umbilical cord infection is one of the highest causes of baby’s deathin developing countries with high infant mortality rate. The umbilical cord may become the site for bacteria colonization that can cause infections such as omphalitis and neonatal sepsis. Umbilical cord care using milk containing anti-infective and anti-inflammatory topical can accelerate the separationtime of the umbilical cord and prevent infection in neonatal period. The purpose of this study to determine the effectiveness… 

Tables from this paper

Non-nutritional "paramedical" usage of human milk - knowledge and opinion of breastfeeding mothers in Poland.
TLDR
The study showed a great enthusiasm of mothers in respect of using breast milk for non-nutritional purposes, including the treatment of skin diseases and other common ailments, however, given the scant studies determining possible concerns surrounding these methods, there is a requirement for parental education.

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 25 REFERENCES
Umbilical cord care: a pilot study comparing topical human milk, povidone-iodine, and dry care.
  • G. Vural, S. Kısa
  • Medicine
    Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN
  • 2006
TLDR
The cultural practice of applying human milk to the umbilical cord stump appears to have no adverse effects and is associated with shorter cord separation times than are seen with the use of antiseptics.
Comparison of the effect of alcohol 70% versus dry cord care on cord bacterial colonization and cord separation time among newborns.
TLDR
There is, therefore, potential risk in discontinuing bacterial treatment of the umbilical cord stump, based on the present study, bacterial colonization was higher in dry cord care group.
Cleaning Solutions and Bacterial Colonization in Promoting Healing and Early Separation of the Umbilical Cord in Healthy Newborns
TLDR
Cords that were cleaned with sterile water separated more quickly than those cleaned with alcohol, and bacterial colonization of the umbilical area and surrounding skin occurs over time in healthy term neonates.
Risk factors for umbilical cord infection among newborns of southern Nepal.
TLDR
Simple, low-cost interventions such as hand washing, skin-to-skin contact, and avoiding unclean cord applications should be promoted by community-based health workers to reduce risk of omphalitis.
Management of the Umbilical Cord: Care Regimens, Colonization, Infection, and Separation
TLDR
This review addresses several aspects of the care of the umbilical cord: how to ligate and cut it, what (if anything) to apply to it, the problems that may be associated with ligation and cutting, and the natural history of cord separation.
Does bathing newborns remove potentially harmful pathogens from the skin?
TLDR
The findings did not support the efficacy of bathing with soap and water to reduce skin colonization of bacterial pathogens, and health care professionals may wish to wear gloves until the infant has been bathed.
Bioactive factors in human milk.
  • M. Hamosh
  • Medicine
    Pediatric clinics of North America
  • 2001
Design of studies for medical research
TLDR
The design of studies for medical research and the results show clear trends in prognosis and prognosis for certain types of diseases.
...
...