The work of our faculty members Karin Cadwell and Kajsa Brimdyr has and continues to examine the effect of labor medications on the baby’s ability to initiate breastfeeding while skin-to-skin in the first hour after birth.
Most recently, they have documented the findings of a cohort study on the use of fentanyl and synOT in a May 2019 article in Early Human Development. The article, titled The Effect of Labor Medications on Normal Newborn Behavior in the First Hour After Birth: A Prospective Cohort Study, is available by open access.
An October 2015 article in Birth examines the normal neonatal behavior of suckling within the first hour after a vaginal birth while in skin-to-skin contact with the mother in relation to commonly-used intrapartum drugs. Read The Association Between Common Labor Drugs and Suckling When Skin‐to‐Skin During the First Hour After Birth to find out about this reasearch project.
Related Online Modules:
VIDEO MODULE: The Effect of Labor Medications on Normal Newborn Behavior in the First Hour After Birth
1.5 Contact Hours for RNs, 1.5L CERPs for IBCLCs, 1.5 CPEs for RDs, 1.5 contact hours for CLCs. Exam & Video.