Event Title

The Effects of Delayed Bathing in Full-Term Vaginally Delivered Newborns

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jean Coffey

Abstract

Discrepancies are evident in the clinical setting regarding recommendations for timing of first newborn bath. Research aimed to answer questions regarding effects of delayed bathing to at least twelve hours of life. Data found through literature review supports that there are several benefits to delayed bathing. The purpose of this study was to explore the value of delayed bathing in full-term vaginally delivered newborns. The method of this study was a literature search using CINAHL and Google Scholar databases with use of 11 articles. This review shows implementation of delayed bathing is associated with increased breastfeeding rates, thermoregulation and blood sugar control, as well as increased maternal/newborn bonding.

Location

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Start Date

5-2-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

5-2-2019 5:00 PM

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The Effects of Delayed Bathing in Full-Term Vaginally Delivered Newborns

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Discrepancies are evident in the clinical setting regarding recommendations for timing of first newborn bath. Research aimed to answer questions regarding effects of delayed bathing to at least twelve hours of life. Data found through literature review supports that there are several benefits to delayed bathing. The purpose of this study was to explore the value of delayed bathing in full-term vaginally delivered newborns. The method of this study was a literature search using CINAHL and Google Scholar databases with use of 11 articles. This review shows implementation of delayed bathing is associated with increased breastfeeding rates, thermoregulation and blood sugar control, as well as increased maternal/newborn bonding.