and Puerto Rico to see how they rate in seven broad maternity care categories: labor and delivery, breastfeeding assistance
, mother-newborn contact, newborn feeding practices, breastfeeding support after discharge, breastfeeding training and education, and structural and organizational factors relating to breastfeeding.
In the survey, facilities were scored on practices such as breastfeeding assistance
, mother and newborn contact, newborn feeding practices and breastfeeding support after discharge, with a possible high score of 100.
Questions regarding maternity practices were grouped into seven categories that served as subscales in the analyses: 1) labor and delivery, 2) breastfeeding assistance
, 3) mother-newborn contact, 4) newborn feeding practices, 5) breastfeeding support after discharge, 6) nurse/birth attendant breastfeeding training and education, and 7) structural and organizational factors related to breastfeeding.
Resources for Breastfeeding Assistance
* African-American Breastfeeding Alliance 1-877-532-8535 * National Breastfeeding Warmline 1-800-994-9662 * http://www.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada is active in Malawi as supporters of Ekwendeni Hospital, which operates orphan feeding programs, breastfeeding assistance
for new mothers and medical attention and moral support to AIDS patients.