Effects of an Educational and Supportive Relactation Program on Weight Gain of Preterm Infants

Nahid Dehkhoda, Sousan Valizadeh, Behzad Jodeiry & Mohammad Bagher Hosseini
Introduction: Re-establishing breastfeeding (relactation) is necessary in preterm infants who are deprived of breastfeeding due to hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Although NICU nurses train mothers about breastfeeding and relactation to some degree, there exists a lack of support or evaluation for restarting breastfeeding. The present study tried to determine the effects of an educational and supportive relactation program on weight gain of preterm infants. Methods: This clinical trial study was performed...