4048.0 Examining Breastfeeding Disparities in At Risk Groups

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session highlights the importance of promoting and facilitating breastfeeding among women at risk and/or living in environments considered less than supportive. Topics presented in this session are less frequently discussed in the literature; therefore, inform us about cutting edge work among breastfeeding advocates. The topics of sexual abuse and female incarceration are sensitive issues that are understudied. Breastfeeding issues in the developing world are presented within a global initiative.
Session Objectives: 1. Define the issues facing groups at risk for breastfeeding failure. 2. Describe at least 2 approaches that have facilitated continued breastfeeding for women living at risk environments.
Connie Bish, PhD, MPH
Joan E. Dodgson, PhD MPH PhD

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

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