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Women's Health Grand Rounds

Breast Milk and Breastfeeding for NICU Infants

Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2003 sponsored by the NYS Institute for Human Lactation

Program: This program gives physicians, decision-makers, and teams the basic information necessary to support breastfeeding and implement best practices in breastfeeding management in the neonatal intensive care unit. It also featured clips from A Premie Needs His Mother, an educational film about breastfeeding premature infants by Jane Morton, MD.


  • Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, Author of Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession; Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester

  • Richard Schanler, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Chief, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, North Shore University Hospital

  • Karlene H. Hill, BS, RN, IBCLC, CCE, CLC, and CIMI, OB/GYN Nursing, University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital
Moderator: Mary Applegate, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Bureau of Women's Health, NYS Department of Health

After viewing the broadcast, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of breast milk for premature infants and their mothers.
  • Describe the logistical challenges involved in providing breast milk for premature infants and transitioning them to feeding at the breast.
  • Describe hospital and community resources that can support nursing mothers with premature infants.

Satellite broadcast originally aired August 5, 2003

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

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