Model partnership approaches for community breastfeeding support: Making "the healthy choice the easier choice"
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe the Massachusetts strategy for creating community partnerships to promote and support breastfeeding mothers and their infants. Discuss how this strategy might be adapted to your state or community.
Keyword(s): Breastfeeding, Obesity
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been managing breastfeeding and MCH nutrition projects for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts WIC Program since 2001. I am currently managing a CDC-funded Breastfeeding Supplement grant aimed at enhancing post-hospital discharge breastfeeding support in Massachusetts. I am a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Lactation Counselor and hold a Masters Degree in Public Health Nutrition.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.