Session: Breastfeeding: Definitions, Policies and Patterns
5114.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Breastfeeding: Definitions, Policies and Patterns
The initial paper in this session will focus on how varying definitions of breastfeeding used in research, data systems and policy documents contribute to contradictory results in research on breastfeeding outcomes, discrepancies in surveillance results, and problems with assessing program effectiveness. Other presenters will describe implementation of a policy based on the American Academy of Pediatrics 2001 recommendation for breastfeeding among women on methadone maintenance, assessment of public opinions about breastfeeding policies in various settings, the association of workplace characteristics with women's decision to breastfeed and work, patterns and correlates of breastfeeding in North Carolina based on PRAMS data, and breastfeeding as a risk modifier of secondary gastroenteritis in children with symptomatic mothers. The collection of papers accentuate the importance of defining breastfeeding using standard language in order to improve surveillance, research and policy.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Laura Duckett, PhD, MPH, RN
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC
Moderator(s):Laura Duckett, PhD, MPH, RN
12:30 PMDefining breastfeeding in the United States
Laurence Grummer-Strawn, PhD
12:45 PMPublic Opinions about Breastfeeding Policies in Different Settings
Ruowei Li, MD, PhD, Jason Hsia, PhD, Fred Fridinger, DrPH, Abeda Hussain, BS, Laurence Grummer-Strawn, PhD
1:00 PMWorkplace Characteristics and the Decision to Breastfeed and Work
Alison S. Jacknowitz, MPhil, MPP
1:15 PMBreastfeeding Among Women on Methadone Maintenance Therapy: Putting a New Policy into Practice
Anne Merewood, MA, IBCLC, Barbara L. Philipp, MD, IBCLC
1:30 PMPatterns and correlates of breastfeeding initiation and duration in North Carolina 1997-2000
Ziya Gizlic, PhD, Paige Hall Smith, PhD, MPH, Matt Avery
1:45 PMBreastfeeding modifies risk of secondary gastroenteritis in children of symptomatic mothers
Sharon Perry, PhD, Marisa Chiang, BA, Maria de Luz Sanchez, BA, Jonee Taylor, MA, Isabel Garcia, RN, Grace Hui, BA, Anabel Ruiz, BS, Julie Parsonnet, MD
Organized by:Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Food and Nutrition; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA