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Women's Health Grand Rounds

Contaminants in Breast Milk

Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2002 sponsored by the NYS Institute for Human Lactation

Program:

  • Risk-benefit Trade-off between the Potential Risks Posed by Contaminants in Breast Milk and Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Clinical Lecture by Ruth A. Lawrence, M.D. Author of Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession; Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester
  • Common Potential Environmental Contaminants in Breast Milk
  • Public Health Lecture by Judith S. Schreiber, Ph.D., Toxicologist and Senior Public Health Scientist, New York State Office of the Attorney General

Moderator: Mary Applegate, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Bureau of Women's Health, NYS Department of Health

Objectives:
After viewing the broadcast, participants will be able to:

  • Describe common potential environmental contaminants in breast milk.
  • Describe the risk-benefit trade-off between the potential risks posed by contaminants in breast milk and the well-documented benefits of breastfeeding.

Satellite broadcast originally aired May 9, 2002

Major support for this program comes from the NYS Department of Health and the USDHHS Material and Child Health Bureau.

 

 
 
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