Online Program

The continuum of breastfeeding research: Individual, family, and community impacts

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The purpose of this session is to examine the continuum of breastfeeding research including research related to the individual, family, and community. This session includes presentations on the impact of collecting breastfeeding data on community perception of breastfeeding, the impact of implementing a community wide breastfeeding program, the breastfeeding knowledge of fathers, and the impact of maternal obesity on initiation and duration. Participants in this session will explore a broad spectrum of breastfeeding topics and will discuss the interactions and implications of these different perspectives.
Session Objectives: Discuss the continuum of breastfeeding research from the individual, family, and community perspectives Describe the African American fathers knowledge and attitudes about breastfeeding Differentiate the role of obesity on initiation and duration of breastfeeding Compare breastfeeding data collection at the community and society levels Describe the impact of community breastfeeding policy implementation
Briana Jegier, PhD, CLC

A missing step: Assessing breastfeeding initiation rates at the community level   
Ann M. Dozier, PhD, RN, Elizabeth A. Brownell, MA PhD, Kelly Thevenet-Morrison, MS, Hongmei Yang, PhD, Cynthia Howard, MD, MPH, Alice Nelson, Joseph Duckett, Barbara Suter, RN, MPH, Holly Widanka, MS, Patricia Brantingham, MA, Christopher Seplaki, PhD, Nancy Chin, PhD, MPH, Deborah Ossip, PhD and Ruth Lawrence, MD DD(hon)
Pre-pregnancy obesity and the initiation/duration of breastfeeding in los angeles county   
Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH, Shin Margaret Chao, PhD, MPH, Stacy Sun, MS and Suzanne Bostwick
Knowledge and attitudes towards breastfeeding among African American men in dallas, Texas   
Lisa Jolly, M.D., Nora Gimpel, MD, Grant Woodfin, Mandy Silver, Patti Pagels, MPAS, PA-C, Dorothy Sendelbach and Tiffany Kindratt, MPH

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

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

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