Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 11 - 2020
Assistance of the Nursing Team in Relation to Breastfeeding: A Literature Review
Roberta Domingues Vieira and Mônica Felix Onofre*
Nurse, College Anhanguera de Indaiatuba, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Mônica Felix Onofre, Nurse, College Anhanguera de Indaiatuba, Brazil.
Received: September 11, 2020; Published: October 09, 2020


Breastfeeding is much more than nourishing the child. It is a process that stimulates interaction and bond between mother and child. It promotes nutrition, defends against infections, aids in cognitive and emotional development and generates long-term health. The nursing professional is the one who spends most of the time with the puerperal woman, it is he who will advise on the technique and assist in clarifying doubts. The objective of this article was to demonstrate the importance of the assistance of the nursing team in breastfeeding. This is a literature review, through a survey with electronic data such as Virtual Health Library - Bireme, between 2010 and 2020, books, magazines, data published by the Ministry of Health in Portuguese. The results obtained highlight the importance of the team in breastfeeding and the need for the professionals' commitment to promote and support the practice.

The nursing professional needs to develop sensitivity, empathy and have a humanistic attitude towards patients, so a bond of trust is formed and consequently the woman will feel more secure and guided when deciding on breastfeeding.

Keywords: Breastfeeding; Nursing Team; Health Promotion; Breast Milk


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Citation: Roberta Domingues Vieira and Mônica Felix Onofre. “Assistance of the Nursing Team in Relation to Breastfeeding: A Literature Review”". EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.11 (2020): 37-44.

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