4132.0 Economic Impacts of Breastfeeding

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will describe the economic impact of breastfeeding on society, community, mother and child. Economic barriers to breastfeeding from the individual and healthcare provider point of view will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: Describe the economic implications of breastfeeding on the population, community and individual levels. Discuss the economic barriers to breastfeeding for individuals, families and healthcare institutions.
Briana Jegier, PhD, CLC

Welcoming Remarks
Life-time burden and costs of not breastfeeding in the US
Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM
Economic Burden of Suboptimal Breastfeeding for Women's Health in the United States
Melissa C. Bartick, MD, MS, Alison Stuebe, MSc, MD, Arnold Reinhold, MBA, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS and E. Michael Foster, PhD
Cost of infant feeding in the neonatal intensive care unit
Briana Jegier, PhD, CLC, Tricia Johnson, PhD, Janet Engstrom, PhD, RN, CNM, WHNP-BC and Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's 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)