4052.0 Breastfeeding Programs and Evaluation

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
Evaluation of breastfeeding programs including national level surveillance and WHO recommendations are the focus of this session. Topics addressed are environmental, personal and health status factors affecting breastfeeding outcomes for diverse populations that include local as well as national level data. Recommendations for interventions and policy development to address the identified areas of concern are discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify seven major barriers to continued breastfeeding. 2.Describe the differences in reasons for weaning given by mothers at different points during the infants first year of age. 3. Discuss the implications of the WHO recommendations for infant feeding in the context of HIV for breastfeeding women and those who provide health care in South Africa. 4. Identify at least three action steps to increase exclusive breastfeeding in Latina women during the perinatal period. 5. Describe four recommendations that would improve the US national breastfeeding surveillance.
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC and Joan E. Dodgson, RN MPH PhD

8:30 AM
Perceptions about infant feeding: A community perspective
Alexander L. Brzezny, MD, MPH and Linda Frazier, MD, MPH
8:45 AM
Criteria to Guide Appropriate Infant Feeding Choices in the Context of HIV - Implementing the Who/Unicef Guidelines in South Africa
Tanya Doherty, MPH PhD, Debra J. Jackson, MPH DSc, Mickey Chopra, MSc, Ameena Goga, MBCHB, Mark Colvin, MBCHB and Lars Ĺke Persson, Prof
9:00 AM
Community Factors Related to Breastfeeding Exclusivity and Duration in Latinas
Roberta Gonzalez-Dow, MPH, RD, Larry Imwalle, MA, Karin Cadwell, PhD, FAAN, RN and Krista Hanni, MS, PhD
9:15 AM
Reasons mothers give for stopping breastfeeding by different weaning ages throughout the first year postpartum
Ruowei Li, MD, PhD, Sara B. Fein, PhD, Jian Chen, MSc and Laurence Grummer-Strawn, PhD
9:30 AM
US national breastfeeding surveillance: Current status and recommendations
Donna J. Chapman, PhD, RD and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Food and Nutrition, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing