5061.0 Community Strategies to Support Breastfeeding

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
Community strategies for supporting breastfeeding are essential if public health goals are to be met. Unlike in-hospital breastfeeding support strategies, community interventions require attention to many contextual factors. Presenters have recognized this dynamic and offer a number of ways to address key community-based approaches.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify three strategies that could be used in your community to support breastfeeding. 2. Describe at least 2 ways that community breastfeeding support strategies differ from in-hospital support strategies.
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC and Joan E. Dodgson, RN MPH PhD
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC

8:30 AM
Breast feeding enhances childhood emotional and psychiatric development
Katherine Hobbs, MD and Alexy Arauz Boudreau, MD, MPH
8:45 AM
Do Types of Breastfeeding Goals Matter?
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD, Cindy R. Howard, MD, MPH, Cynthia K. Childs, MFA, MPH and Ruth A. Lawrence, MD
9:30 AM
Breastfeeding experiences of adolescents participating in a randomized clinical trial study
Elaine Williams Domian, ARNP, PhD, Karen Wambach, RN, PhD and Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat, RN, PhD

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

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

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