5171.0 Breastfeeding: Clinical Programs

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
Breastfeeding is an important contributor to child health, but many infants, especially in disadvantaged populations, are not breastfed. This session looks at barriers and promoters to breastfeeding among breastfeeding women with particular attention to low income or other disadvantaged women. The focus is on clinical practices at the individual and institutional level that could be modified to provide better support to breastfeeding.
Session Objectives: Discuss how clinical practices may undermine successful breastfeeding. Describe the strategies to promote breastfeeding hospitals and clinical settings. Discuss practice and policy implications for various clinical settings serving different sub-populations of breastfeeding women.
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC and Jan Weingrad Smith, Cnm, MPH
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD

12:45 PM
Impact of baby-friendly hospital practices on breastfeeding in Hong Kong
Marie Tarrant, RN MPH PhD, Kendra M. Wu, BSE MSE MMedSc, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, PhD, Irene Lai Yin Lee, RN RM MHA MPHC, Emmy Man Yee Wong, RN MN PhD, Alice Sham, RN RM MSc MBA, Christine Lam, RN RM MMW IBCLC and Joan E. Dodgson, RN MPH PhD
1:00 PM
Initiation of breastfeeding in an inner-city patient population: Cross-sectional study
Jessica M. Robbins, PhD, Brian R. Torcato, MD, Deepam Thomas, BAMS, MSPH, Susan W. Robbins, MD, MPH and Louise M. Lisi, MD, MPH
1:15 PM
1:30 PM
Does the administration of epidural anesthesia influence breastfeeding duration or exclusivity?
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD, Cindy R. Howard, MD, MPH, Cynthia K. Childs, MFA, MPH and Elizabeth A. Brownell, MA

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

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

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