NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT BABY-FRIENDLY POLICY
- Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has a written policy within the scope of “Promoting of Breast Milk, and Baby-Friendly Healthcare Organizations”.
- All of our health personnel working in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are trained on “Breastfeeding Consultancy” and are capable of providing counseling. Counseling Training includes Nutrition of Low Birth Weight Babies and Nutrition of Risky Babies.
- In our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Mothers are informed about the benefits and methods of breastfeeding, how breastfeeding will be, how to maintain the secretion of milk in case they remain separate from their babies, how the breast should be milked and how milk should be stored.
- In our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; After the baby is born, if it cannot be breastfed immediately, breast milk begins to be milked within the first 6 hours, and the necessary warning is provided for breastfeeding by repeating every 2-3 hours.
- Unless medically necessary, babies who are treated in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are provided with their mother’s milk. Feeding to babies who are unable to take the mother’s breast is done with a container, syringe, or feeding tube. Babies who accept the breast are begun to breastfeed immediately. In cases where breast milk is insufficient, relactation is provided with breastfeeding promoters.
- In our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, suitable conditions are provided for mother-baby togetherness.
- In our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, mother and baby’s skin-to-skin contact is provided as much as possible, kangaroo care is given importance, technical intermediaries and details are reduced.
- The families of babies who are discharged from our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are provided with consultancy services and babies are regularly monitored.
- A written Policy on breastfeeding has been prepared in our hospital and presented to all healthcare professionals.
- All our healthcare professionals have received training in line with our policy. Pregnant women who apply to our hospital are informed about the benefits and methods of breastfeeding.
- The first hour after birth, babies are helped to start breastfeeding by making skin contact with their mothers.
- All our mothers are shown how to maintain milking in case they remain separate from their babies.
- In our hospital, no food or drink other than breast milk is given to babies unless it is considered medically necessary after birth.
- In our hospital, babies stay in the same room with their mothers for 24 hours so that they can suck whenever they want.
- All our mothers are encouraged to breastfeed whenever the baby cries and whenever they want.
- It is not recommended to use pacifiers and feeding bottles in our hospital.
- Mothers are informed about health institutions and mother support groups that they can apply in order to continue breastfeeding after being discharged, to solve problems they may encounter, and to have their babies and themselves checked.
- International baby-formula code practices are adopted and implemented in every field of our hospital.
You can contact our Breastfeeding Consultant on 0212 461 91 91- 1325.