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This is because breastfeeding has "unparalleled health benefits for babies and mothers," says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
DiCioccio is nursing. Mother / Baby Care Professional Development Specialist at Cleveland Hillcrest Clinic in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, who previously had a baby bathing policy within two hours of delivery. But when more and more patients started asking nurses to stop washing their newborns in recent years, she and her colleagues decided to study the reports that this practice could increase the success of breastfeeding. The World Health Organization is already advising to delay the baby's first bath within 24 hours after giving birth, although it does not specify the reasons for the recommendation.
The study covers 996 women couples and their healthy newborns. About half – 448 – came under the previous baby bathing policy when they were about two hours old. The other 548 mother-baby pairs followed the new protocol – the nurses delayed the first bath for at least 12 hours.
When researchers compared the two groups, they found exceptional levels of breastfeeding – meaning that there was no use of formula during family hospital stays – from 59.8% in the first group to 68.2% after the change in policy.
Why is it happening?
One possible explanation is that bathroom delays are becoming more time-consuming between baby and mother's skin, which means a more relaxed, less stressful baby who is ready to breastfeed. "It's important to stay with your baby and have the baby with you without taking them away right away," said Debbie Onuka, who recently gave birth to Cleveland Hill Clinic Hilcrest. She was not part of the study but followed the protocol for delaying her baby's first bath for more than 12 hours.
In the study, the effect was stronger for women who delivered vaginally – probably because their babies were placed on their chest immediately compared to C-section when it could be up to 30 minutes.
Another possibility is that newborns rely on a familiar scent that will direct them to the breast. 39, 40 weeks of life and the mother's breasts have a similar smell like this amniotic fluid, "says DiCioccio. So the thought is that the two smells help the baby to close. This makes it easier for the baby to find something comfortable and normal and that they like it. "
The study also found that newborns who were bathed later were more likely to have a normal post-bath temperature than younger babies who were cold and perhaps too tired to to breastfeed. "Inside the mom was about 98.6 degrees, but most babies are born in rooms with about 70 degrees, and during the first few hours after birth, the baby needs to use a lot of energy to stay warm," notes Child Mommy Records
The other benefits of delaying the first bath include not washing up the vertigo, the white newborn films are covered with antimicrobial properties and properties that help the development of the lungs, DiCioccio said. newborns may still need the first bath earlier
If the mother was diagnosed with HIV, there are active herpes lesions or hepatitis B or C, the nurses will still bathe their newborns at about two hours because they too A Bigger Risk To Be
Hospitals Follow Different Policies
Each clinic has its own thing right now, she added, so it is possible for future mothers to face pushing. They can oppose the changes, but DiCiochio urged them to reconsider the matter.
"If the mother is willing to wait and wants to wait, let her leave it"
As for the new mothers, DiChooccio had this advice: Trust your bowels. If your bowels say, "I'm not quite ready to have my baby shower, go with him."