3119.0 Maternal, Infant, Child and Family Health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on the epidemiology of maternal, infant, child and family health. Presentations will include a discussion of the effect of legislation on breastfeeding initiation and duration, the distribution of formula samples from the hospital across the US, reporting timelier infant mortality rates, and whether pregnant women are getting the tests they need to prevent vertical transmission of various infectious diseases. One session will focus on the effect of maternal gestational weight gain on child adiposity.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Describe the extent of breastfeeding legislation in the US 2. Recognize the association between maternal gestational weight gain and child adiposity 3. List 3 reasons why formula sample pack distribution by hospitals is poor public health practice 4. Identify the difficulties in reporting timely infant mortality rate statistics 5. Discuss the CDC recommendations for infectious disease testing during pregnancy, and during labor and delivery
Lauren Zapata, PhD, MSPH

10:35 AM
Effect of legislation on breastfeeding initiation and duration in the US
Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC, Laurin J. Kasehagen, MA, PhD, Jessica Abrams, MPH, Tony Pomales, BA and Howard Bauchner, MD, MPH
10:50 AM
Effect of maternal gestational weight gain on child adiposity at age 5: Evidence from a 1960's cohort
Claire E. Margerison, MPH, Bina Shrimali, MPH, Brenda Eskenazi, PhD, Maureen Lahiff, PhD and Barbara Abrams, DrPh, RD
11:05 AM
Formula freebies from the hospital: Patterns of sample pack distribution in 50 US states
Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC, Xena Grossman, RD, MS, Marcella Singleton, MS, RD, IBCLC, Karen Peters, MBA RD IBCLC, Reginald Fonrose, BS, Tina Navidi, BS, Tony Pomales, BA and John T. Cook, PhD
11:20 AM
11:35 AM
Preventing vertical transmission: Are pregnant women getting the tests they need?
Joseph R. Holbrook, MPH, Eve Mokotoff, MPH, Theodore Jones, MD and JoLynn P. Montgomery, MPH, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Women's Caucus

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

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