4221.0 Social and Legal Contexts of Breastfeeding

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
Within the Social and Legal Contexts of Breastfeeding there are many challenges to achieving the exclusive breastfeeding rate described in the Healthy People 2020 objectives. This session will explore the trends and solutions for social and workplace issues, barriers for various populations, and legal constraints and differences from state to state.
Session Objectives: 1) Identify emerging challenges in various social and workplace contexts 2) Evaluate various policy and legal trends affecting the promotion of breastfeeding 3) Describe effective programs and interventions to promote exclusive breastfeeding

12:50 PM
Implementing the Business Case for Breastfeeding across a multi-city region: One approach to the health reform mandate and beyond
Cheza Collier Garvin, PhD, MPH, MSW, Elisabeth M. Wallace, MPH, Amy C. Paulson, BS, AE-C and Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH, FAAP, IBCLC
1:10 PM
Hooter hiders: Federal, state, and local laws regarding nursing in public
Shelby S. Eidson, JD, Stefanie Winston, JD, MPH and Jennifer Noll Folliard, RD, MPH
1:30 PM
Advocating for the Inclusion of Marginalized Adolescents Mothers in the Broader Breastfeeding Discussion
Tekla V. Evans, MPH, CHES,PMP, Quinn Gentry, MBA, PhD and Kim M. Nolte, MPH, CHES

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, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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