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Paternal Involvement in MCH: Population Effects
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to highlight the importance of fathers in maternal and child health. Much has been written about the impact of fathers in child development and early school readiness but little is known regarding the role that expectant fathers play in pregnancy. Increasing evidence suggest that expectant fathers can provide much needed support, reduce stress and improve health behaviors for pregnant women.
Session Objectives: Analyze U.S. menís knowledge about and attitudes towards breastfeeding
Describe the contribution to paternal lifelong socioeconomic position to the pregnancy outcome of African-American women.
Discuss the importance of antenatal education for expectant fathers
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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum