Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response 


Ruth Lawrence, MD  
Professor of Pediatrics & Obstetrics & Gynecology 
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry 

Audrey Naylor, MD, DrPH, FAAP, FABM Chair, US Breastfeeding Committee

Moderator: Mary Applegate, MD, MPH

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University at Albany School of Public Health, Director, NYS Preventive Medicine Residency Program

This topic, also the theme of World Breastfeeding Week, is intended to draw attention to the vital role that breastfeeding plays in emergencies. The broadcast will stress the need for active protection and support of breastfeeding before and during emergencies. It will also give suggestions for mobilizing action and nurturing networking and collaboration between those with breastfeeding skills and those involved in emergency response. 

Learning Objectives

  1. List reasons mothers may stop breastfeeding in a disaster setting. 
  2. Explain why it is especially important in disaster settings for families to continue breastfeeding. 
  3. Describe interventions that can help mothers continue breastfeeding after disasters.

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Continuing Education Units: Nursing Contact Hours, CHES and CME credits are available upon completion of evaluation and post-test. More info about credits.