5157.0 New perspectives and breastfeeding research and initiatives

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
National goals to increase breastfeeding rates have yet to be met, but research is providing insight into barriers and ways to influence decision making for initiation and duration. Presenters will describe new findings related to the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and children, as well as how media and social support may be important factors to increase breastfeeding.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe links between breastfeeding and reduced risk for overweight or obesity 2. Discuss maternal decision making behaviors related to breastfeeding initiation and duration
Barbara Polhamus, PhD, MPH

Association Between Maternal Overweight and Obesity on Breastfeeding Duration
Erica Hesch Anstey, MA, CLC and Cecilia Jevitt, CNM, PhD
Exposure to infant feeding information in the media during pregnancy is associated with feeding decisions postpartum
Xena Grossman, MS, RD, Jana Chaudhuri, PhD, Radha Sadacharan, BA, Sara B. Fein, PhD and Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC
Social network support and breastfeeding initiation and duration: A qualitative study
Marycatherine Augustyn, PhD, Caitlin Cross-Barnet, MA, Joy P. Nanda, DSc,MS,MHS,MBA, Susan Gross, PhD, MPH, RD, Amy Resnik, MS, RD, CSP, LDN and David M. Paige, MD MPH

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

Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Maternal and Child Health, Social Work, Women's Caucus

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

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