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March-April 2008 - Volume 33 - Issue 2
pp: 70-136

Helping Breastfeeding Mothers Eat Well

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(2):127, March-April 2008.

When infants are breastfeeding, their mothers' nutrition is of paramount importance. Learn what you should be doing to help.

Editorial


A New Day for Pediatric Nurses

Freda, Margaret Comerford

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(2):70, March-April 2008.

An effort by the nursing organizations most dedicated to pediatric nursing practice has led to new standards of care.

2nd Opinion


THE NEW Networking


GLOBAL HEALTH AND NURSING


Toward Evidence-Based Practice


Perinatal Patient Safety


SPECIAL REPORT



Induced Lactation: Gaining a Better Understanding

Wittig, Sarah L.; Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(2):76-81, March-April 2008.

Did you know that women who have not been pregnant can sometimes accomplish lactation and breastfeeding? Read this interesting article for information you might never before have seen.

Meeting the Needs of the Postpartum Woman With Epilepsy

Rousseau, Jennifer B.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(2):84-89, March-April 2008.

This nurse helps all of us better understand the precautions needed by women with epilepsy. Which medications are safe? What newborn safety measures are necessary?

Preconception Care & PREGNANCY PLANNING: Voices of African American Women

Canady, Renee Branch; Tiedje, Linda Beth; Lauber, Cheryl

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(2):90-97, March-April 2008.

These nurses asked women about planning for a pregnancy. Do women think about seeing a provider for healthcare in preparation for a pregnancy?

Assisting Pregnant Women to Prepare for Disaster

Ewing, Bonnie; Buchholtz, Susan; Rotanz, Richard

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(2):98-103, March-April 2008.

Natural and unnatural disasters have been in the news far too frequently. Do you know how to help pregnant women be ready for such an emergency?

Understanding School-Age Obesity: THROUGH PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH

DiNapoli, Pamela P.; Lewis, James B.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(2):104-110, March-April 2008.

Is there a best way to understand obesity among school-age children? Can the BMI serve as a proxy measure for fitness among this population?

Addressing the Childhood Obesity Crisis: A Call to Action

Budd, Geraldine M.; Hayman, Laura L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(2):111-118, March-April 2008.

These authors show us that it's time to stop blaming the children, and instead work toward changing the “obesigenic environment” in which we all live. Action needs to take place at the family, community, and policy level.

State of the Science on POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION: WHAT NURSE RESEARCHERS HAVE CONTRIBUTED—PART 1

Beck, Cheryl Tatano

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 33(2):121-126, March-April 2008.

One of the preeminent scholars in our profession, Dr. Beck is now presenting a two-part series on postpartum depression, and what nurses have studied to help us base our clinical practice on evidence.