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I need to come up with a topic for my final document and am having trouble. Some of my ideas are:<br><br>
Vitamin K and breastfeeding- why are babies born deficient in something they need to survive?<br><br>
Healthcare practitioners attitudes and their affect on postpartum moms<br><br>
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Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression...........
 

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Nipple Shields and Why They Are Handed Out Like Candy In Hopsitals?
 

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so with this thesis you are going to be reviewing the lit already existing right- so you could look at average maternal intake of vitamin K foods - more of a world wide study thing and what is known as far as how much vitamin k infants get- cord blood levels and breastfeeding levels--- so it would be breastfeeding and vitamin K---<br><br>
or could be why is breastfeeding associated with hemorrhagic disease--- and variation of frequency of HDN and LHDN - of course vitamin K is one of things I study ---<br>
or how about length of breastfeeding and maternal postpartum leave is there a relationship?<br>
or what are the KEY things that help establish a breastfeeding relationship that will last at least 6-12 months ; )<br><br>
or what are some simple steps/ instructions for a L&D nurse , tec or doula to help facilitate a breastfeeding relationship- how to assist those first few latches- advice for the frequently present non-lactation consultant birth worker so "best" info for those first 12-24 hrs--<br><br>
depression and breastfeeding<br><br>
if you are going to do a study- how about when does maternal intake of vitamin K level off and not increase the vitamin K levels in breastmilk? how many 1000's of micrograms of vitamin K daily ?
 

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You could look into the kind of training L&D nurses get about breastfeeding and what they tell patients.<br><br>
The role of fathers in breastfeeding success or failure<br><br>
In the same vein as the vitamin K topic, you could look into the discourse around vitamin D supplements for BF infants.<br><br>
Breastfeeding and allergies<br><br>
Weight fluctuations in BF infants and how HCPs respond (suggesting supplementation if they lost weight in the first week even though it's normal)<br><br>
Ridiculously short US mat leave and its effects on breastfeeding<br><br>
Breastfeeding in public and all the hysteria around it<br><br>
Breastfeeding older children<br><br>
Breastfeeding and the return of fertility<br><br>
You could look at a specific illness, the different drugs used for it and the impact on BFing (Ex; Can women with X disease successfully BF without going off their meds?)<br><br>
HIV and BFing, perhaps in the context of third-world endemic areas.<br><br>
Teenage mothers and BF, the challenges and why BF can make a long term difference for those mothers and children.<br><br>
Breast reduction and other surgeries and BFing.<br><br>
The reality on "low supply" issues as a reason to stop BFing.<br><br>
Rates of contagious illnesses in BF babies as opposed to FF babies (antibodies in BM)<br><br>
The discourse surrounding breatfeeding pain.<br><br>
Ok, I got a little carried away (sociologist here...)
 

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I second this one. There is so little info out there!
 

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Are you familiar with Kathleen Kendall Tackett's work? She has quite a lot of research regarding this area.<br><br>
PS: I like the vitamin K idea the best...<br><br>
Gina, Intern Midwife, IBCLC<br>
Pueblo, Colorado
 

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My anecdotal experience is that cesareans lead to delayed milk supply and a downward spiral of negative consequences to breastfeeding. I would like to see some educational study of this phenomenon.
 
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