3337.0 Evaluating Breastfeeding Support Practices

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
Many breastfeeding support practices have been instituted in a variety of settings. While evaluation is a key aspect of any breastfeeding support practice, obtaining accurate data that evaluates breastfeeding practices has not always been a priority. The presenters in this session address many issues surrounding collecting accurate data about breastfeeding practices as well as the results of population-based approaches to evaluating breastfeeding practices.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify three findings that will impact your breastfeeding support practices. 2. Describe two ways that you can use the reported findings in your practice.
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC and Joan E. Dodgson, RN MPH PhD
Deborah L. Dee, PhD, MPH

2:45 PM
Smoking, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure and other correlates of breastfeeding among African American women
Susan M. Blake, PhD, Marie Gantz, PhD, M. Nabil El-Khorazaty, PhD, Lorien Abroms, ScD, Ayman El-Mohandes, MD, MBBCh, MPH, Kathy S. Katz, PhD and Michele Kiely, DrPH
3:00 PM
Assessment of obstetrical maternity care practices in Mississippi Health Districts
Linda C. McGrath, PhD, CHES, IBCLC and Vincent R. McGrath, EdD
3:15 PM
In-hospital support for breastfeeding: Results from the CDC National Survey of Maternity Care Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC)
Laurence Grummer-Strawn, PhD, Katherine Shealy, MPH, IBCLC, RLC, Deborah L. Dee, PhD, Ann DiGirolamo, PhD, MPH, Carol MacGowan, MS, Diane Manninen, PhD and Jennifer Cohen, PhD, MPH
3:30 PM
CDC's Breastfeeding Report Card United States: Using socioecologic indicators to track statewide breastfeeding support
Katherine Shealy, MPH, IBCLC, RLC, Carol MacGowan, MPH, RD, LD, Barbara Latham, RD, MPH, Kelley S. Scanlon, PhD and Laurence Grummer-Strawn, PhD

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