Sanitas University Foundation, Colombia
Title: Experience of the home breastfeeding program. Pioneer program in Colombia: ClÃnica Universitaria Colombia y ClÃnica Reina SofÃa
INTRODUCTION: The Home Breastfeeding Program has as its main objective to strengthen health promotion and disease prevention, providing comprehensive advice and care in breastfeeding, childcare and childcare both for the mother and the newborn. Home visits have reduced neonatal deaths by 60% in the world, which is why they are considered advisable, as a complementary strategy for the provision of postnatal services if they are carried out during the first week of life. OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGY: Perform a descriptive review of the statistics of the home breastfeeding program. The methodology used is to present the percentage of mothers visited at home who receive advice on breastfeeding, the coverage of the program at the Bogotá level and other relevant findings found during the home visit at the Colombia University Clinic (CUC) and the Reina Sofía Clinic ( CRS). RESULTS: During the 6 years analyzed, a total of 30,926 home visits have been made. Program coverage extends throughout Bogotá D.C. with the exception of some neighborhoods that are not easily accessible by location or security. The total number of mothers visited at home who receive advice on breastfeeding is shown (Graph 1). In addition, the percentage of infants with exclusive breastfeeding at the time of the visit is shown (Graph 2). The most relevant findings of the maternal are also shown (Graph 3). CONCLUSION: Numerous investigations have shown that mothers and other caregivers need active support to initiate and maintain appropriate breastfeeding practices, which is why, with the strategy of the Home Breastfeeding Program, it seeks to "promote, protect and support breastfeeding".