5158.0 New Perspectives in Breastfeeding Promotion

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
Breastfeeding is the best feeding source for infants. Though the number of women who chose to breastfeed is on the rise, more effort is needed to increase this number. Advocates of breast feeding will be well served to understand the challenges and barriers so that relevant interventions can be designed. Presenters within this session will discuss some of the barriers, challenges as well as propose strategies to overcome these.
Session Objectives: 1) Descibe the barriers and challenges faced by women who may be considering breast feeding 2) Discuss strategies that might be beneficial in overcoming the breastfeeding challenges

12:30 PM
Association between maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and breastfeeding initiation rates among WIC program participants
Joy P. Nanda, DSc,MS,MHS,MBA, Marycatherine Augustyn, PhD, Susan M. Gross, PhD, MPH, RD, Amy Resnik, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, Caitlin Cross-Barnet, MA and David M. Paige, MD MPH
1:10 PM
Breast pump use among Maryland WIC mothers: Implications for education, distribution, and breastfeeding success
Caitlin Cross-Barnet, MA, Marycatherine Augustyn, PhD, Amy Resnik, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, Susan M. Gross, PhD, MPH, RD, Joy P. Nanda, DSc,MS,MHS,MBA and David M. Paige, MD MPH

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

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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