The number of hospitals that receive baby-friendly titles is a good indicator of where a country is in breastfeeding support. Let's see what the statistics say!
The message of this week's Breastfeeding Week is to keep an eye on where we are in achieving our goals. One of the fundamental pillars of successful breastfeeding is a good start, so it is welcome that we have 17 baby-friendly homes, while in 1992 the Debrecen clinic was the first in Europe to win the title of WHO-UNICEF.
In these nursing institutions, there are ten steps to successful breastfeeding, which can be summarized as follows:
1. The institution has guidelines for breastfeeding which are regularly communicated to health workers.
2. All health professionals will receive adequate practical training in the application of the Guidelines.
3. All pregnant mothers will be informed about the benefits and ways of breastfeeding.
4. Newborns are placed in direct skin contact with their mother for at least one hour after birth, and mothers are encouraged to observe their baby's signs when they are ready to breastfeed. Help is provided when needed.
5. Show mothers how to breastfeed and maintain breastfeeding, even if they are expelled for some reason.
6. Newborn infants shall not be given any food or drink other than breast milk unless medically indicated.
7. It is common practice to place the mother and the newborn baby together 24 hours a day.
8. Encourage mothers to breastfeed according to the needs of the newborn.
9. Breastfeeding infants shall not be provided with pacifiers or pacifiers.
10. Support the creation of breastfeeding mothers groups and mothers from health care institutions.
As for the fourth point of the fire, it is worth noting that, according to UNICEF data, only 43 percent of newborns are breastfeeding in the urine after childbirth, and breastfeeding helps the conception of the bond between mother and baby.
What are the Breastfeeding Rates in Hungary?
The World Health Organization collects breastfeeding data with great effort, although it is not an easy task due to the lack of uniform criteria. Many believe that exclusive breastfeeding also includes giving the baby tea or water, although it is not necessary to use hot milk for breastfeeding on demand.
- In Hungary since 2006 we have comparable data, but only from the 4th to the 5th day of life, because the data are contained in the annual reports of the local health guard, so unfortunately you do not know how often you have received this information. Krisztina Gitidisz from one of the internationally qualified lactation experts (full list here).
In 2011, 43.4 percent of Hungarian infants received exclusively breast milk by the age of six months, a decrease of six percent compared to 2004 data. However, the number of children breastfeeding beyond the age of one year has gradually increased between 2006 and 2009, after which it has stabilized at 37%. There is no evidence that children breastfeed abnormally until or after the age of two as recommended by the WHO.
It is worth comparing the Hungarian data with the average of our country based on the data of 2010: worldwide, 37% of infants receive exclusively breast milk until the age of one month, and children are only 75 years old at the age of one year. With such data, only a few settlements in Hungary can boast of particularly unified and favorable maternal support, such as Pomz, where many years of work have resulted in better breastfeeding rates in 2011. as Erzsébet Pintár We found out from babies that six months later, 75 percent of babies were breastfeeding exclusively, and even after one year, 68 percent of babies get breast milk. These results show that the persistent and coordinated work of the nurses and pediatricians, the regular training of the professionals and the personal motivation bring the expected results. Everybody's advising! In the postpartum period, this is most often a distraction for mothers. It seems as though nursing advice is on everyone's minds about breastfeeding. Unfortunately, health workers often receive annual information and advice on delaying breastfeeding. This is нgy due to oktatбs hiбnyossбgai: to kйpest that vйdхnхk, gyermekбpolуk, pediatricians, csalбdorvosok, szьlйsznхk is what hбnyadбt йs nхgyуgyбszok munkбjбnak the szopatу mother-baby pбros segнtйse, tбmogatбsa, oktatбsukban elenyйszх mennyisйgы tudomбnyosan founded йs practical informбciу in errхl. Therefore, it is a huge surprise that a specialization course in lactation specialization has already begun at Semmelweis University, where a graduate student has graduated. I am delighted that a new, Hungarian-language, free-to-download curriculum related to "lactation specialist training" at Semmelweis University was published in 2012 as part of a CMO application. This is the first Hungarian-language professional paper of this volume in the topic of human lactation and breastfeeding.