The Effect of Topical Application of Mother Milk on Separation of Umbilical Cord for Newborn Babies
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 288-296
Received: Sep. 13, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 29, 2015; Published: Oct. 14, 2015
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Nehal A. Allam, Nehal Abdul Latief Allam, Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Wafa A. AL Megrin, Wafa Abdullah Al Megren, Biology, Faculty of Science at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, AL Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia
Amal M. Talat, Amal Mohammed Talat, Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
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Abstract
Global policy regarding optimal umbilical cord care to prevent neonatal illness is an active discussion among researchers and policy makers. The objective of the study is to identify the best available evidence regarding newborn umbilical cord care through, assessing the knowledge of mothers regarding best practice of umbilical cord care and monitoring the effect of both methods of topical mother milk application versus dry method on quickly separation time of umbilical cord stump of newborn babies. The study method is an experimental design. The study result showed that topical application of mother milk on the remaining part of the cord reduces the cord separation time and it can be used as an easy, cheap and noninvasive way for cord care.
Keywords
Dry Cord Care, Umbilical Cord, Mother Milk, Separation Time
To cite this article
Nehal A. Allam, Wafa A. AL Megrin, Amal M. Talat, The Effect of Topical Application of Mother Milk on Separation of Umbilical Cord for Newborn Babies, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2015, pp. 288-296. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20150405.16
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