3049.0 Impact of Hospital Practices on Breastfeeding Behavior

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
The appropriate standards of breastfeeding care in the hospital setting have been well identified and discussed; however, practice too often does not meet these standards. This session draws together international and innovative approaches to supporting breastfeeding in the hospital setting that build upon the evidence-base. Presenters offer diverse views of the impact that hospital practices can have on maternal and infant breastfeeding behaviors.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify at least 3 hospital-based strategies that impact breastfeeding behavior. 2. Describe 3 common hospital practices that are barriers to facilitating breastfeeding.
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC and Joan E. Dodgson, RN MPH PhD

8:45 AM
Factors influencing infant feeding method during the maternity hospital stay: How intention, maternal characteristics, and early skin-to-skin mother/infant contact correlate
Leslie Bramson, RN DrPH IBCLC, Jerry W. Lee, PhD, Christine Neish, PhD, Susanne Montgomery, PhD, MPH, MS, Khaled Bahjri, MPH MD, Elizabeth Moore, RN PhD and Carolyn Lopez Melcher, RNC, CLE, MPH
9:00 AM
Impact of in-hospital formula supplementation on breastfeeding outcomes in Hong Kong infants
Marie Tarrant, RN MPH PhD, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, PhD, Emmy Man Yee Wong, RN MN PhD and Joan E. Dodgson, RN MPH PhD
9:15 AM
Is Baby Friendly Status Essential for Optimal Postpartum Breastfeeding Care?
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD, Cindy R. Howard, MD, MPH, Cynthia K. Childs, MFA, MPH, Hongmei Yang, PhD and Ruth A. Lawrence, MD
9:30 AM
Mother's milk feeding in a NICU sample of preterm infants with birth weights of at least 1500 grams
Laura Duckett, PhD, MPH, RN, Meghan Stadsklev, BA, RN, Emily Griffin, BA, RN, Sue Meeks, BSN, RN and Richard C. Lussky, MD, MPH, FAAP

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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