Online Program

Increasing Breastfeeding Exclusivity: Hospitals, Baby-Friendly, and Quality Improvement

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This session focuses on efforts to enhance exclusive breastfeeding. Information is provided related to quality improvement-focused efforts, limiting formula supplementation in hospitals, and the influence of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
Session Objectives: Describe how a statewide perinatal quality improvement collaborative can be used to increase rates of exclusive breastfeeding in the early postpartum period. Discuss how limitations or reductions of formula supplementation among breastfed infants may affect rates and duration of exclusive breastfeeding. List at least two important things hospitals should consider as they seek designation as a Baby-Friendly hospital.
Deborah Dee, PhD, MPH; CDR, USPHS

Applying QI methods to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates in US hospitals   
Martha Rome, MPH, RN, Jennifer Ustianov, Pat Heinrich, RN, MSN and Sarah Donohue-Rolfe
A statewide perinatal quality improvement collaborative to increase exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge   
Julie Ware, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC, Karen Schetzina, MD, MPH, FAAP, Brenda Barker, M. Ed. and Peter Grubb, MD
Latch on NYC - limiting infant formula supplementation in breastfed infants at NYC hospitals   
Lorraine Boyd, MD, MPH, Marta Kowalska, MPH, CLC, CPH and Amber Ahmad, MPH, CLC
Impact of the cessation of free infant formula in public hospitals on hospital practices and the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding   
Marie Tarrant, RN MPH PhD, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, PhD, Irene Lee, RN RM MHA MPHC, Emmy Wong, RN MN PhD, Alice Sham, RN RM MSc MBA, Christine Lam, RN RM MMW IBCLC, Dorothy Li Bai, MBBS, Kendra M. Wu, MSE MMedSc and Joan E. Dodgson, PhD MPH, RN
Bringing baby-friendly to New Jersey: Breastfeeding outcomes for a statewide implementation approach   
Lori B. Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC, Charles E. Denk, PhD, Shreya Durvasala, Erin Bunger, MPH, Marc Torjman, PhD, Lisa Asare, MPH, Fran Gallagher, MEd and Harriet Lazarus, MBA

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

Organized by: Breastfeeding Forum
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Vietnam Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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