5173.0 Breastfeeding Education

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session examines breastfeeding from a variety of perspectives and using different sources of data. Many of these presentations conclude that breastfeeding education remains a key area for intervention. Included in this session is an analysis of acculturation and its relationship to breastfeeding among Hispanic Mothers. Birth certificate data and data from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II are also presented to inform practices and policies.
Session Objectives: Describe acculturation and its importance in understanding breastfeeding Discuss how factors such as work and hospital practices affect bresatfeeding. Describe breastmilk handling practices.
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC
Mary Rose Tully, MPH, IBCLC

12:30 PM
Multidimensional assessment of acculturation associated with significant differences in exclusive breastfeeding rates among Latinas
Donna J. Chapman, PhD, RD, Katherine Wetzel, MS, Grace Damio, MS, CDN and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD
12:45 PM
Breastfeeding Beliefs Among WIC Mothers and Their Nurses
Elizabeth Reifsnider, PhD, APRN, BC, Nancy Higgs, RN, BSN and Flora Aguirre, MSN, WHNP
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
How mothers handle and store expressed breast milk
Judith Labiner-Wolfe, PhD, Sara B. Fein, PhD and Katherine Shealy, MPH, IBCLC, RLC

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

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

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