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Session: Strategies for Encouraging Mothers of Diverse Backgrounds to Initiate and Continue Breastfeeding
5055.0: Wednesday, November 10, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Poster
Strategies for Encouraging Mothers of Diverse Backgrounds to Initiate and Continue Breastfeeding
In this session presenters will illustrate how groups that are disadvantaged with respect to initiating breastfeeding and continuing it for six months or more may be assisted by a variety strategies. Mothers known to be disadvantaged include those from racial/ethnic and socio-economic groups with breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates below the current national percentages for all groups, mothers who return to employment in the early postpartum months, and mothers of premature infants. Strategies highlighted in these posters include peer counseling, telephone support, system changes, social marketing, and assessing professional perspectives and knowledge for the purpose of informing future programmatic changes.
Learning Objectives: 1. List three or more sub-groups of women who may choose to breastfeed, but be more vulnerable than average to early weaning. 2. Determine three or more strategies that may be used to encourage and support women who are disadvantaged with respect to initiating breastfeeding and continuing it for six months or more.
Organizer(s):Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC
Laura Duckett, PhD, MPH, RN
Board 1Calls to an inner city hospital breastfeeding telephone support line: Helping to combat low breastfeeding duration rates
Laura Beth Chamberlain, BA, Anne Merewood, MA, IBCLC, Kirsten Malone, IBCLC, Sabrina Cimo, MPH, Barbara L. Philipp, MD, IBCLC
Board 2Evaluation of a Peer-Counseling Model for Breastfeeding
Kimberly G. Wagoner, MPH, Claudine Legault, PhD, Roger T. Anderson, PhD
Board 3Effect of peer counselors on breastfeeding duration among premature infants in a US Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Anne Merewood, MA, IBCLC, Barbara L. Philipp, MD, IBCLC, Laura Beth Chamberlain, BA, Kirsten Malone, IBCLC, John T. Cook, PhD, Howard Bauchner, MD
Board 4Mother's milk feeding for diverse premature infants: Health care professionals' perspectives
Laura Duckett, PhD, MPH, RN, Richard C. Lussky, MD, Diana Neal, BSN, MS, RN
Board 5Factors associated with breastfeeding initiation and duration of infants admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Rachelle Lessen, MS RD IBCLC, Andrea Crivelli Kovach, PhD, MA, CHES
Board 6Student nursesí knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about breastfeeding: Using nursing curricula to affect change
A. Marie Tarrant, PhD(c), MN, RN, Joan E. Dodgson, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Board 7An innovative strategy to support breastfeeding mothers through their employers
Karen D. Hench, RN, MS, James H. Lindenberger, Cathy Carothers
Board 8Improving Breastfeeding Rate in New York City Hospitals
Marlene D. Allison, RN, MPH
Board 9Breastfeeding Care in the Delivery Hospital Environment
Lori B. Feldman-Winter, MD
Board 10Determining the factors that predict if a woman will achieve her personal breastfeeding goal
Cynthia K. Childs, MFA, Cynthia R. Howard, MD, MPH, Shirley Eberly
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by:Black Caucus of Health Workers; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Community Health Workers SPIG; Public Health Education and Health Promotion

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA