Nursing Diagnosis for Ineffective Breastfeeding | Nursing Interventions of Ineffective Breastfeeding
Nursing Diagnosis for Ineffective Breastfeeding | Nursing Interventions of Ineffective Breastfeeding and Rationales
Nursing Interventions of Ineffective Breastfeeding and Rationales
Assess factors that influence mother’s decision to breastfeed. Assessment information will be used to develop interventions.
Monitor condition of breasts and nipples to identify problems that might interfere with feeding to pinpoint problem areas.
Assess readiness of mother to breast-feed and ability of infant to feed.
Monitor mother’s breastfeeding technique. Improper technique, which impedes feeding, will cause the mother to experience anxiety.
Position mother in Fowler’s position to enhance mother’s relaxation during feeding. Place infant in proper position for optimal feeding to produce proper sucking motion.
Teach mother and selected caregiver the techniques for encouraging letdown, including warm shower, breast massage, physically caring for the neonate, and holding the neonate close to the breasts.
Teach mother techniques (e.g., lying on her side, positioning the infant correctly, holding the nipple with C position, talking to and cuddling the infant) that will help the infant latch on to the breast.
Instruct mother to remove infant from the breast to be burped midway during the feeding to allow for expulsion of air that is swallowed.
Ask frequently during hospitalization whether the mother has questions while she is attempting to breast-feed. This will give her the confidence she needs to continue when she gets home.
Provide mother and infant with a quiet, private, comfortable environment in which to breast-feed. Decreasing stressors will help to promote successful breastfeeding experience.
Encourage expression of fears and anxieties between the mother and the infant to reduce anxiety and increase the mother’s sense of control over the process.
Offer written information, a reading list, or a referral to a breastfeeding support group to allow for review of information after discharge.
Refer to home health nurse for a follow-up visit in the home.
Refer to a nutritionist for information on good nutrition and fluid management.
Suggested NIC Interventions of Ineffective Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Assistance; Emotional Support; Lactation Counseling; Infant; Parent Education; Support Group
Nursing Diagnosis for Ineffective Breastfeeding; Assessment of Effective Breast Feeding; Nursing Interventions of Ineffective Breastfeeding and Rationales.