4325.0 Breastfeeding Support for Low-Income Mothers: Successful Programs

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
Support has been widely recognized as an important factor in the initiation and duration of breastfeeding. However, support takes many forms that do not necessarily work well with specific populations of women. Low-income women have been identified as a group that frequently does not choose to breastfeed or breastfeed only a short duration. This poster session brings together a number of studies/projects that explore the uniqueness of this population and strategies that have been successful in promoting breastfeeding.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify 4 ways that the breastfeeding support needs for low-income mothers differ from other mothers. 2. Describe 3 strategies for promoting and supporting breastfeeding in low-income populations.
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC and Joan E. Dodgson, RN MPH PhD

Board 1
An evaluation of the role of infant feeding type on later maternal feeding styles and later childhood eating behaviors
Katherine F. Isselmann, MPH, Bradley Collins, PhD, Deborah Nelson, PhD and Brian P. Daly, PhD
Board 2
Breastfeeding duration among Butte County Breastfeeding Support Center participants
Jaclyn Cravens, MS, Holly C. Nevarez, MPH, PhD, CHES, Cindy Wolff, PhD, MPA, RD and Kristine Warner, PhD MPH RN
Board 4
Impact of free formula on duration of breastfeeding among WIC mothers in San Francisco
Jolly Bugari, MPHc, Evelyn Chan, RD, MPHc and Erin DeMicco, MPHc
Board 5
Improving breastfeeding support in Medi-Cal
Karen Farley, RD, IBCLC, Lucy Quacinella, Attorney at Law and Laurie Pennings
Board 6
Improving community breastfeeding support for low-income women in California
M. Jane Heinig, PhD, IBCLC, Jennifer Leigh Ba˝uelos, BS, Karen Farley, RD, IBCLC, Robbie Gonzalez Dow, MPH RD CLE, Karen Peters, MBA RD IBCLC and Lucy Quacinella, Attorney at Law
Board 7
Partnerships for improving worksite lactation
Karen Farley, RD, IBCLC, Karen Peters, MBA RD IBCLC and Laurie Pennings
Board 8
Use of newborn screening infant feeding data to promote policy change in California hospitals
M. Jane Heinig, PhD, IBCLC, Jennifer Leigh Ba˝uelos, BS, Karen Farley, RD, IBCLC, Laurie True, Roberta Gonzalez-Dow, MPH, RD and Karen Peters, MBA RD IBCLC
Board 9
Providers' Help/ Encouragement and Breastfeeding Initiation (BFI): Findings from the 2007 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Project
Shin Margaret Chao, PhD, MPH, Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH, Giannina M. Donatoni, PhD, MT(ASCP) and Cynthia Harding, MPH

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