Promotion of Breastfeeding after Cesarean Section: Literature Review


  • Sasithorn Techamuanwaiwit Boromarajonani College of nursing Bangkok
  • Phitsinee Keereewichian Srisangwornsukhothai Hospital
  • Kesorn Suvithayasiri Boromarajonani College of Nursing Bangkok


promote, breastfeeding, after caesarean section


Introduction: After cesarean section (CS), mothers would not be ready for breastfeeding due to suffering from operation caused by medical equipment. As a result breastfeeding is hindrance. It is, therefore, the reason why breastfeeding has not met the Goal of World Health Organization Standard Criteria by 50% in 2025. Healthcare professionals play an important role in promoting breastfeeding efficiently after CS. Objective: To be a practical guideline for promoting breastfeeding successfully using literature review and analyses as a summarization to promote breastfeeding after CS. Key issues: The research guidelines for promoting breastfeeding after CS comprise of many methods such as caressing with a soft touch, stimulating suckling within 1 hour after CS, breast compressing with warm water, distributing practical manuals, follow-ups, and so on. Nevertheless, although it is essential for the efficiency of consistent practice towards post-operation, there is no research report collecting guidelines for promoting breastfeeding after the very first hour of CS until discharge. Conclusions: The post-operative breastfeeding promotion guideline provides periodic nursing care lactation. By following the guideline, a successful result would be breastfeeding after CS. Consequently, it would be appropriate and applicable for various organizations. Implications: The guidelines can be applied to promote breastfeeding after CS according to context of each hospital.


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Techamuanwaiwit S, Keereewichian P, Suvithayasiri K. Promotion of Breastfeeding after Cesarean Section: Literature Review. JHNR [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 30 [cited 2022 Nov. 28];37(3):23-35. Available from: