Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Breastfeeding is known to be beneficial to infants, children, and mothers. It is recommended that infants should be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months with continued breastfeeding in addition to other appropriate foods for up to 2 years of age. However, the U.S is ranked low among other countries regarding breastfeeding rates and duration. This sheds light on the need for further interventions in order to increase the number of infants who are breastfed initially and continued to be breastfed for at least 6 months. Researching and implementing evidence-based care that assists mothers in successful and maintained breastfeeding is essential in providing quality care to mothers and infants. Therefore, the primary goal of this literature review is to explore the relationship of skin-to-skin contact with increased breastfeeding rates and how nurses can better implement skin-to-skin contact after birth to increase the success and duration of breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding, Newborns, Skin-to-Skin contact
Daniel, K. (2021). Tiny Tusks Internship: The Relationship Between Skin-to-Skin Contact and Breastfeeding Success and Duration. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/156