4334.0 Breastfeeding Education and Promotion (Sponsored Jointly with Breastfeeding Forum)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM
Breastfeeding provides the optimal healthy beginning for newborns and mothers. In addition to having a protective effect against numerous acute and chronic illnesses, breastfeeding fosters family bonding, social development, and is environmentally and economically responsible. This session presents successful strategies/interventions to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration as well as those that facilitate awareness and support of breastfeeding across societal settings.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify important elements of breastfeeding education and support. 2. Discuss ways to improve breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity.

2:45 PM
Do cultural features of language and community among deaf mothers enhance their success in breastfeeding?
Jess Cuculick, MSW, MEd, Nancy Chin, PhD, MPH, Matthew Starr, MPH, Holly Widanka, MS and Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD
3:15 PM
Caesarian Delivery and breastfeeding rates in a WIC population
Joy P. Nanda, DSc,MS,MHS,MBA, Marycatherine Augustyn, PhD, 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: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)