142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Breastfeeding Forum Oral Session 2-Employment and Breastfeeding

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Health organizations recommend mother-infant dyads exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of life and continue to breastfeed with complimentary foods for up to two years, and beyond. Achieving these recommendations once mothers return to work is challenging. This session will discuss the relationship between returning to work and sustained breastfeeding, workplace-support for breastfeeding, and relevant legal implications.
Session Objectives: Describe at least 2 challenges associated with continuing to breastfeed after returning to work. Describe policies and programs that support continued breastfeeding after a mother returns to work.
Deborah Dee, PhD, MPH; CDR, USPHS and Nathan Nickel, MPH, PhD

Employee wellness program implementation: How does lactation support compare?
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD, Tami Best, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Shaquana Divers, MHA, Al Bradley, MS, CPC, Holly Widanka, MS, Hazel Adekunle, MLA, Amina Alio, PhD and Nancy Bennett, MD, MS
Mother's Return to Work and Meeting Her 3-Month Breastfeeding Intention
Kelsey Mirkovic, PhD, Cria Perrine, PhD, Kelley S. Scanlon, PhD and Laurence Grummer-Strawn, PhD

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Organized by: Breastfeeding Forum
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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