Analysis of Recommendations from Breastfeeding Handbooks: Possibilities and Challenges

Veronica Aparecida Pereira, Olga Maria Piazetin R. Rodrigues, Millena L. Donato, Fabiana C. Maruchi, Priscilla Joyce V. Amaral
2016 Temas em Psicologia  
Despite the encouragement of the World Health Organization to ensure breastfeeding, there are contraindications that may make it temporarily or unfeasible. Considering the efforts of Brazilian public agencies to meet this goal, we sought to in this paper intends to (a) analyze offi cial documents of the Ministry of Health and State Departments in Brazil, relevant information on natural and artifi cial feeding; (b) identify in what measure available documents present information to breastfeeding
more » ... on to breastfeeding mothers and to mothers that provide artifi cial feeding. Eleven national manuals and eight state was selected, published from 2007 to 2013, from the online addresses of Health Departments at the national and State levels in Brazil. In all of there was a great emphasis on the benefi ts of exclusive breastfeeding until the sixth month of life. Other pieces of information refer to the criterion of complementary feeding, care for the mother provided by healthcare professionals, dissemination of pro breastfeeding programs, rights of the mothers and cultural and ethnic features. Information on artifi cial feeding is limited to report contraindications to it. Resumo Apesar do incentivo da Organização Mundial da Saúde para garantir a amamentação, há contraindicações que podem torná-la, temporária ou inviável. Considerando-se os esforços dos órgãos públicos brasileiros para atendimento desta meta, buscou-se no presente artigo: (a) analisar documentos ofi ciais do Ministério da Saúde e secretarias estaduais do Brasil, informações importantes sobre o aleitamento natural e artifi cial; (b) identifi car em que medida os documentos disponíveis apresentam informações a mães que amamentam e mães que oferecem aleitamento artifi cial. Selecionou-se onze manuais nacionais e 1 Mailing address: Rua Portugal,
doi:10.9788/tp2016.3-13en fatcat:zzdztux5zjc6phupurkw6e5sym