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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) provides health benefits and is recommended by professional health organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, The World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthcare facilities support families to achieve EBF by educating clinicians and patients about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, providing prenatal education and hospital support to patients, and by achieving Baby-Friendly Designation through the Baby-Friendly USA, as endorsed by the World Health Organization/UNICEF. Most pregnant patients desire to exclusively breastfeed yet multiple barriers exist to achieve this goal. Evidence supports the use of video learning as an effective way to achieve learning goals. Encouraging postpartum patients to view breastfeeding educational videos after delivery to provide an extra educational layer of support during the postpartum phase found the videos to be a great resource, a good refresher, and helpful to achieve EBF.
Mayernik, Carol, "Enhanced Breastfeeding Support Using Video Education to Improve Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates in a Baby-Friendly Acute Care Facility" (2021). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 32.
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