4047.0 Breastfeeding: Developing Community Support

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
A large volume of public health research points to the positive effects of breastfeeding from nutritional and psychological perspectives. The decision whether to breastfeed a child is a complex one shaped by social and biological forces. This session includes discussion of several of these including are factors that may delay lactogenesis, maternal perspectives including wantedness of pregnancy and maternal health including smoking and obseity. Additionally the efforts of a academic initiative, the Carolina Breastfeeding Institute, can support efforts to promote and support breastfeeding practices at various local and state levels.
Session Objectives: 1 - describe maternal factors that negatively impact lactogenesis, bresatfeeding initiation and cessation 2 - discuss interventions that could potentially overcome these factors 3 - discuss the potential role of academic public health institutions in promoting breastfeeding
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC and Jan Weingrad Smith, Cnm, MPH

8:45 AM
Delayed onset of lactogenesis is common in a cohort of California primiparae
Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC, Caroline Chantry, MD, Janet Peerson, MS and Kathryn G. Dewey, PhD
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
Enabling Optimal Infant Feeding Through Research, Teaching and Advocacy: The Carolina Breastfeeding Institute
Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM, Emily C. Taylor, MPH, CD(DONA), LCCE, Brook Colgan, MPH, Sheryl W. Abrahams, MPH and Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Food and Nutrition, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

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