142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Breastfeeding Forum Oral Session 1 - A systems approach to supporting breastfeeding

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
While more than 75% of mother-infant dyads in the US have ever breastfed, fewer than 50% are still breastfeeding after 6 months. Systems approaches to removing barriers to breastfeed may result in increased duration rates and improved maternal and child health. This session will focus on systems-level work designed to support the breastfeeding dyad.
Session Objectives: Describe health systems approaches to support the breastfeeding mother-infant dyad. Describe systems approaches to support breastfeeding outside the health sector.
Nathan Nickel, MPH, PhD and Deborah Dee, PhD, MPH; CDR, USPHS
Melissa Bartick, MD, MS

Massachusetts Baby-Friendly Collaborative: Synergy on a Shoestring
Melissa C. Bartick, MD, MS, Roger A. Edwards, ScD and Mary Ellen Boisvert, RN, MSN, CLC, CCE
Improving lactation policy in California schools: Local efforts leading the way
Naomi Billups, Anne Kashiwa, Lindsey McDermid, MS, Deirdre Browner, MPH, Dean Sidelinger, MD, MSEd and Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH

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

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