3055.0 Breastfeeding Support from Hospital to Workplace

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session will explore programs addressing care from maternity care to community workplace lactation support, and support the 2011 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. The Call to Action describes action steps to improve our nationís breastfeeding rates, including improvements within the health care system and workplace.
Session Objectives: Identify barriers to improving breastfeeding support practices in a maternity care setting. Describe the extent to which in-hospital formula supplementation is associated with shorter breastfeeding duration. Discuss key activities in the process of establishing programs which offer lactation support in the workplace including the impact on breastfeeding duration.
Connie Bish, PhD, MPH

8:30 AM
Assessing and Addressing Healthcare Providers' Attitudinal Barriers to Improving Breastfeeding Support in the Maternity Setting
Emily C. Taylor, MPH, CD(DONA), LCCE, Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM, Nathan C. Nickel, MPH and Brook Colgan, MPH, IBCLC
8:50 AM
In-hospital formula supplementation associated with shorter breastfeeding duration in two separate cohorts of first-time mothers intending to exclusively breastfeed
Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC, Caroline Chantry, MD, Janet Peerson, MS, Bin Huang, PhD, Erin Wagner, MS and Kathryn G. Dewey, PhD
9:10 AM
Promoting breastfeeding support at work
Caitrin H. Alb, MPH, Stacey C. Cunningham, MS, Jeanette H. Magnus, MD, PhD and Marci Brewer Asling, MPH
9:30 AM
Establishing a workplace lactation program at a large university in New Orleans
Caitrin H. Alb, MPH, Jeanette H. Magnus, MD, PhD, Marci Brewer Asling, MPH and Elisabeth Bradner, BA

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

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

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