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Support for Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies


1. Infants who are not breastfed experience more episodes of:

A. Diarrhea

B. Ear infections

C. Lower respiratory tract infections

D. All of the above

2. Breastfeeding helps protect mothers from:

A. Breast cancer

B. Ovarian cancer

C. Both (A) and (B)

D. None of the above

3. CDC discourages the use of individual interventions with limited evidence of effectiveness.

A. True

B. False

Strategy 1: Maternity Care Practices

4. Maternity care practices that support breastfeeding include all of the following, except for:

A. Using medications during labor.

B. Maintaining skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after birth.

C. Encouraging early breastfeeding initiation.

D. Supporting cue-based feeding.

5. Breastfeeding is an extremely time-sensitive activity.

A. True

B. False

6. Breastfeeding should be:

A. Supported throughout the entire maternity hospital stay.

B. Postponed until the infant goes home.

C. Either (A) or (B).

D. None of the above.

7. Routine medications and procedures received by mothers during labor can affect the infant’s behavior at the time of birth, which in turn affects the infant’s ability to suckle at the breast.

A. True

B. False

8. Infants whose first breastfeed is delayed because of being weighed, measured, and cleaned do not breastfeed as long as infants who are:

A. Immediately put skin-to-skin with the mother.

B. Put to the breast within the first hour after birth.

C. Both (A) and (B).

D. None of the above.

9. Which of the following women may need extra breastfeeding support?

A. Those given labor analgesics or epidural anesthesia.

B. Those who had a surgical birth.

C. Both (A) and (B).

D. None of the above.

Strategy 2: Professional Education

10. Health care professionals working in maternity care need in-depth knowledge and skills directly related to breastfeeding and lactation management because _____ of Americans still turn to a health professional as their primary source of health information.

A. 99%

B. 86%

C. 50%

D. 33%

11. Which of the following often provide the most regular care for breastfeeding mothers and infants?

A. Doctors

B. Nurses

C. Midwives

D. Gynecologists

Strategy 3: Access to Professional Support

12. If a mother chooses to breastfeed, support from health care professionals may include:

A. Helping the mother and baby with latch and positioning.

B. Helping with a lactation crisis.

C. Counseling mothers returning to work or school.

D. All of the above.

13. Mothers often identify support received from health care providers as the most important interventions the health care system could have offered to help them breastfeed.

A. True

B. False

14. Professional support can be provided during both the prenatal and postpartum periods, but it is particularly critical in the first _____ after delivery, when lactation is being established.

A. Hour

B. Day

C. Few weeks

D. Few months

15. Given that the _____ serves 53% of all new mothers and infants, participants should have professional services for breastfeeding support in place before they are discharged from the hospital.

A. WIC Program

B. Medicare Program

C. Medicaid Program

D. SNAP Program

Strategy 4: Peer Support Programs

16. For new mothers, the preferred resource for information about child rearing is their doctor.

A. True

B. False

17. Peer mothers should have the same or similar _____ as mothers needing support.

A. Racial / ethnic background

B. Sociocultural background

C. Socioeconomic background

D. All of the above

Strategy 5: Support for Breastfeeding in the Workplace

18. Intentions to work full-time are associated with:

A. Lower rates of breastfeeding initiation.

B. Shorter breastfeeding duration.

C. Both (A) and (B).

D. None of the above.

19. Rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration are higher among women who:

A. Have longer maternity leave.

B. Work part-time rather than full-time.

C. Have breastfeeding support programs in the workplace.

D. All of the above.

20. A workplace lactation space can be any of the following, except for:

A. A converted office or private space.

B. A bathroom.

C. A formal nursing mothers’ room.

D. All of the above can be a workplace lactation space.

Strategy 7: Access to Breastfeeding Education and Information

21. A review by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found formal breastfeeding education alone to be effective in increasing rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration.

A. True

B. False

Strategy 9: Addressing the Marketing of Infant Formula

22. The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes includes which of the following guidelines?

A. No advertising of breast-milk substitutes directly to the public.

B. No free samples to mothers.

C. No gifts or personal samples to health workers.

D. All of the above.

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