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Parental Decision Making in Male Circumcision

Sardi, Lauren; Livingston, Kathy

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 40(2):110-115, March/April 2015.

How do parents make the decision to have their newborn baby boy circumcised? What do they need to know and how can nurses make sure they have adequate information to make a truly informed decision?

Labor Nurses' Views of Their Influence on Cesarean Birth

Simpson, Kathleen Rice; Lyndon, Audrey

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):81-87, March/April 2017.

Nurses play an important role in helping women in labor avoid avoid a cesarean birth. They offer emotional encouragement, various labor support techniques, and information on what to expect as strategies to promote vaginal birth. They focus on the positve aspects of labor progress when communicating with physicians. The dynamics of the nurse-physician relationship is at times challenging as labor nurses do not always perceive their physician colleage share the same goals and investment for mode of birth.

Introducing Allergenic Food into Infants' Diets: Systematic Review

Larson, Katelin; McLaughlin, Jessica; Stonehouse, Mallory; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):72-80, March/April 2017.

Delaying introduction of potentially allergenic foods may have had unintended consequences of increasing prevalence of food allergies among children. A review of the evidence suggests early rather than delayed introduction may be the best option for low risk infants.

Mothers' Weaning Practices when Infants Breastfeed for More Than One Year

Cunniff, Addie; Spatz, Diane

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):88-94, March/April 2017.

Not much is known about weaning from breastfeeding after the baby is a year old or more. The literature has not been updated for over a decade. A summary of current issues and four exemplar cases of weaning after extended breastfeeding are presented.

Childbirth and New Mother Experiences of Arab Migrant Women

Bawadi, Hala; Ahmad, Muayyad M.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):101-107, March/April 2017.

Arab Muslin women who have immigrated to the United Kingdom are generally pleased with the evolution of their family traditions. Without the support and advice of their extended family to guide routine decisions, they have realized freedom to conduct their lives as they wish and experienced closer relationships with their spouses. Immigration to the United Kingdom has a number of perceived positive aspects for Arab Muslim women.

Avoiding Adverse Events after Postpartum Hospital Discharge

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):124, March/April 2017.

The hospital discharge process for new mothers and babies after childbirth is not always as comprehensive and individualized as it should be. Recommendations from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for avoiding adverse events after hospital discharge are discussed and applied to postpartum and newborn care.

Implications of Preterm Birth for Maternal Mental Health and Infant Development

Anderson, Cheryl; Cacola, Priscila

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):108-114, March/April 2017.

Preterm birth can be a traumatic event as it is many times unexpected and often leads to admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Mothers of infants in the NICU experience stress that can progress to depressive symptoms and posttraumatic stress disorder. These mental health issues can have a negative impact on maternal-infant attachment and infant development.

Building on Strengths: Maya Midwifery International

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):118, March/April 2017.

Maya Midwifery International provides care to mothers and babies in areas with low resources in Guatemala. Our global health nursing expert, Dr. Callister, discusses how this initiative is an example of working within the limits of available resources, addressing social determinants of health, and collaborating to enhance ability for indigenous providers to play a vital role in healthcare delivery that is safe, culturally appropriate, and cost effective.

Simulation as Part of Discharge Teaching for Parents of Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Raines, Deborah A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):95-100, March/April 2017.

Parents watching the nurse caring for their baby, followed by return demonstrations are traditional methods of discharge teaching for parents of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Simulation is widely used for enhancing learning of healthcare professionals, but little is known about simulation for family caregivers such as parents of a baby being discharged from the NICU. A program involving simulation as part of NICU parents' discharge teaching is presented.

Is Routine Fortification of Human Milk for Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Indicated?

Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):117, March/April 2017.

Although multi-nutrient fortification of human milk for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit is routine in the United States, a recent Cochrane Review suggests limited benefits. Our breastfeeding expert, Dr. Spatz, offers suggestions for evaluating current practice on human milk fortification.

Pediatric Medication Errors

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):116, March/April 2017.

Pediatric mediation errors continue to be a risk of harm. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommendations for giving liquid medications orally. Kitchen spoons are not appropriate to measure doses. Liquid medication should only be administered by an oral syringe that is metric based. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, explains how nurses can play an important role in teaching parents how to safely give medications to their children.

Interventions that Enhance Breastfeeding Initiation, Duration, and Exclusivity: A Systematic Review

Wood, Natsuko K.; Woods, Nancy F.; Blackburn, Susan T.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 41(5):299-307, September/October 2016.

Results of this systematic review highlight the significant gaps in knowledge about effective interventions to promote successful breastfeeding.

Child Care Centers' Role in Support of Breastfeeding Families

Garth, Emily; Messer, Abigail L.; Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 41(3):154-161, May/June 2016.

Very little information is known about how child care centers promote breastfeeding. This study provides information about support of breastfeeding by child care centers in the Philadelphia, PA area and has implications for all child care centers in the United States.

Transgender Men and Lactation: What Nurses Need to Know

Wolfe-Roubatis, Emily; Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 40(1):32-38, January/February 2015.

Many perinatal nurses have little knowledge of transgender men and their healthcare needs during their childbirth experience. Valuable information is presented that will be helpful in caring for this unique subset of childbearing patients.

Obstetric Triage: A Systematic Review of the Past Fifteen Years: 1998-2013

Angelini, Diane; Howard, Elisabeth

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 39(5):284-297, September/October 2014.

Obstetric triage is a major part of the process of care provided to women who present to the hospital during pregnancy. This systematic review of the literature regarding obstetric triage over the past 15 years offers important information on how obstetric triage has evolved in the United States, best practices, and areas for future research.

Randomized Controlled Trial of Use of the Peanut Ball During Labor

Roth, Cheryl; Dent, Sarah A.; Parfitt, Sheryl E.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 41(3):140-146, May/June 2016.

The peanut ball is a specific type of birthing ball used by some women in labor. It may be helpful in maternal positioning and promoting labor progress. A randomized trial of peanut ball use is reported.

Breastfeeding in the Context of Palliative Care

Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 41(6):374, November/December 2016.

Offering mothers options for breastfeeding should be part of a comprehensive perinatal palliative care program. Our breastfeeding expert, Dr. Spatz, describes how breastfeeding is integrated into the palliative care program at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she is a nurse researcher and director of the lactation program.

Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Sundin, Courtney Stanley; Mazac, Lauren Bradham

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(1):29-35, January/February 2017.

Amniotic fluid embolism is an unpredictable and potentially lethal complication of pregnancy. Maternal and fetal mortality remain high, although improvements in critical care over the years have contributed to better survival rates. An overview of what is known about amniotic fluid embolism is presented along with an exemplar case.

Informal Milk Sharing

Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 41(2):125, March/April 2016.

When the new mother is unable to breastfeed or provide milk for her own child, human milk must be accessed from another source. There are three options: pasteurized donor human milk from a non-profit milk bank governed by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, pasteurized donor human milk from a for-profit company, or through informal milk sharing. Our breastfeeding expert, Dr. Spatz explains why families may opt to or need to access human milk informally and why nurses and healthcare providers must have knowledge of informal milk sharing.

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