Problems Associated with Breast Feeding in Maldives Report

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Running Head: FINAL ASSIGNMENTPROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH BREAST-FEEDING IN MALDIVESName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
FINAL ASSIGNMENT1Table of ContentsIntroduction..........................................................................................................................2Background and justification...............................................................................................3Aim and Objectives.............................................................................................................4Evidence from literature......................................................................................................4Plan of action.......................................................................................................................7Success/outcomes..............................................................................................................10Barriers and shortcomings.................................................................................................11Conclusion and recommendation......................................................................................12References..........................................................................................................................13
FINAL ASSIGNMENT2IntroductionThe first food of life is immensely important for a baby’s growth and development.Mother’s milk plays as important role after the birth and helps the baby to survive the postnatalworld (Victora et al., 2016). Through the breast milk, the baby can acquire nutrients in properproportions, gets protection against allergies, diseases, obesity, ear infection and pneumonia. Thebreast milk is easily digested and helps the baby to grow with healthier weights (Allen, 2012).Maldives stands in a better place than the world with 64 percent of newborns havingbreastfed within 24 hour of their birth. However, the problem arises afterwards where only 48percent of the children are breastfed up to six months. Therefore, the amount of babies growingwith proper amount of macro and micronutrients decreases with time in Maldives (MINISTRYOF HEALTH, 2017). According to the nurses of a local hospital, the prime reason behind lack ofbreast milk in mothers are introduction of C-section. Mothers are unable to generate milk afterthe caesarian and hence, newborns develop complications. To overcome these problems,previous assignments has discussed a research proposal with specific aims, objectives andevaluation strategies. An interim report on the benefits of the technology, learning activities,tools, framework of the guideline, success and barriers to attain success has also been discussed(Binns et al., 2012).This final assignment is going to discuss the complete plan of activities, which wasprepared in the previous assignment and will compare it to the activities, which was performedon the ground. The success to get the product with potential barriers to achieve those will bediscussed. Finally, recommendations to achieve the success in the health promotional campaignwith strategies to remove the barriers will be discussed thoroughly.
FINAL ASSIGNMENT3Background and justificationAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), newborns should receive onlybreast milk up to 6 months of their age. During that period, they are not allowed to feed with anyother solid or liquid other than drops of minerals, vitamins and medicines (Lutsiv et al., 2013).This is very important for the optimal growth, development and health. This process is termed as‘Exclusive Breastfeeding’, which is important to provide the baby with adequate nutrition andelements to create a shield of immunity.The statistics of Maldives shows that exclusive breastfeeding is not so much practices,when it comes to the long-term procedure of breastfeeding. Only 10.4 percent of mothers fedtheir babies for a period of six months. According to an unofficial interview conducted with 10women, shows that only 30 percent of them are able to follow the exclusive breast-feedingprogram for 6 months. The prime reasons, which was extracted from the conversation with them,are influence of a senior member of family (20 percent), misconception of mothers about the lackof milk in their body (30 percent). The third reason found was working women, who are unableto continue the breastfeeding program (20 percent) and finally mothers, who thinks formula milkwill help to increase the weight of baby optimally (Setegn et al., 2012).According to Joseph (2013), the reason behind non-practice of exclusive breastfeed isstressful conditions, lack of the knowledge about the importance of breastfeeding and refusalfrom the mother. Different studies have been conducted all around the world to understand thefact that hinders mothers to breastfeed their children. Lack of knowledge about this importantissue, absence of supportive environment to influence this infant feeding practice and differentmyths and misconceptions are the prime reason found from all those studies (Cai, Wardlaw &Brown, 2012). In a similar study done in Ethiopia reveals that employed mother are unable to
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