Women's Health Grand Rounds
Breast Milk and Breastfeeding for NICU Infants
Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2003 sponsored by the NYS Institute for Human Lactation
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.
Moderator: Mary Applegate, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Bureau of Women's Health, NYS Department of Health
- 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
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.