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A System-Wide Approach to Prevention of In-Hospital Newborn Falls

There has been a lot of attention to decreasing newborn falls in the inpatient setting. In this quality improvement project, after reviewing their event data and current evidence, one health system implemented a number of interventions to decrease the rate of newborn falls.

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Implications of Ankyloglossia on Breastfeeding

Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue tie, is a relatively common congenital anomaly with an overall prevalence of 4.5% to 16% of newborns. It often affects breastfeeding duration and pain. There are no validated screening tools for early detection. An integrated review of the literature on the relationship between ankyloglossia and breastfeeding is provided and important gaps in knowledge identified.

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Breastfeeding Guidance for Orthodox Jewish Families When Newborns Require Special Care and Continued Hospitalization

Cultural practices of Orthodox Jewish families for childbirth and breastfeeding are discussed, with a focus on offering culturally appropriate care when the newborn is hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit. As breastfeeding is a critical aspect of motherhood for Orthodox Jewish women, knowing the specifics of best practices in nursing care for this unique population can help women reach their breastfeeding goals.

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Association Between Lactation and Postpartum Blood Pressure in Women with Preeclampsia

Women who have preeclampsia are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. Breastfeeding has been shown to be cardioprotective. In this study of women who had preeclampsia, there was a significant difference in systolic and diastolic blood pressure between those who were breastfeeding and those who were not at the initial postpartum visit. Women who have preeclampsia need information about potential benefits of breastfeeding as well as their risk of cardiovascular disease as they get older.

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Birth Tourism Among Chinese Women

Approximately one-third of women who come to the United States to give birth on a tourist visa are from China. In this study, birth tourists from China describe their reasons for choosing this path and their experiences. Reasons include establishing American citizenship for their baby, and thus securing them a better future, and having a painless childbirth. These data can be useful for nurses caring for women who are birth tourists.

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Oral Sucrose Versus Breastfeeding in Managing Infants' Immunization-Related Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Immunization is one of the most painful procedures in infancy and causes anxiety and distress for infants and their parents. In this randomized controlled trial, during immunization, 120 babies up to six months old were randomized to breastfeeding, oral sucrose, or the usual comforting measures. Measures of pain were lower in the breastfeeding group. Breastfeeding during immunization should be offered to women and their babies routinely as a pain avoidance procedure.

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