5170.0 A Quiet Breastfeeding Revolution: Taking The Ten Steps across the USA

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
North Carolina is the focus of many new efforts to promote breastfeeding. As a southern state, we are part of a region that struggles with common issues: Obesity, diabetes, prematurity and infant deaths, and low levels of breastfeeding. Recent efforts in North Carolina are beginning to turn the tide and leading to increases in breastfeeding. This session will provide both program and research findings related to these efforts.
Session Objectives: Define breastfeeding supportive activities underway in North Carolina Discuss the potential role of supporting the Ten Steps Explain how these findings might be replicated in other states
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD
Joan E. Dodgson, PhD MPH, RN

Which of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding has the greatest impact in the US?
Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM and Meghan Shanahan, PhD
Educating our Future: The Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative and project related training
Brook Colgan, MPH, IBCLC and Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Breastfeeding Forum

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