5178.0 Maternal Health, Infant Feeding and Relationship to Infant Health

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 12:30 PM
This session presents research examining various aspects of breastfeeding and infant feeding that will provide practitioners and researchers with valuable insights on factors influencing breastfeeding decisions and infant feeding practices. Two presenters will share research on the impact of the new WIC no formula in the first month policy, and the influence of different counselors on mothers who partially breastfeed. A third presentation will present results from research on the role of family and health care provider opinions on a mother's decision not to breastfeed. Mother's recall of solid food introduction was tested in a fourth paper of this session. Information from each of these presentations will guide practitioners and educators in developing interventions to address common problems influencing breastfeeding and infant feeding.
Session Objectives: Describe the importance of family and provider opinion on a mother's decision not to breastfeed and how family and provider support networks can promote breastfeeding. Explain the results of two state evaluations of the WIC policy to provide no formula during the first month and the influence of different counseling methods for women who partially breastfeed. Describe maternal recall issues over introduction of solid foods to infants during the first year of life.
Noel Chávez, PhD, RD

12:30 PM
Association of family and healthcare provider opinion with a mother's decision not to breastfeed — Infant Feeding Practices II Study
Erika Odom, PhD, Ruowei Li, MD, PhD, Kelley S. Scanlon, PhD, Laurence Grummer-Strawn, PhD and Cria Perrine, PhD
12:50 PM
Introducing solids before 6 months: Inaccuracy of maternal recall at 1 year
Julia Coit, MPH, Magdalena Buczek, Xena Grossman, MS, RD, Lori B. Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH and Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC
1:30 PM
Impact of WIC food package on breastfeeding rates by breastfeeding support in Maryland local WIC agencies
Susan Gross, PhD, MPH, RD, Amy Resnik, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, Caitlin Cross-Barnet, PhD, Joy P. Nanda, DSc,MS,MHS,MBA, Marycatherine Augustyn, PhD and David M. Paige, MD MPH

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Women's Caucus

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

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