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Women's Health Grand Rounds

UNICEF/WHO Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative

Thursday, August 3, 2006, 7:30 a.m - 9:30 a.m. ET


Miriam H. Labbok, MD, MPH, professor of the Practice of Public Health and director, Center for Infant & Young Child Feeding & Care, Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and formerly senior advisor on infant feeding at UNICEF

Ruth Lawrence, MD, professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, and author of "Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession"

Moderator: Mary Applegate, MD, MPH

This program will introduce participants to the UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, an international effort to improve breastfeeding support practices in hospitals. Through case studies involving three hospitals/hospital systems in upstate New York and in New York City, Drs. Labbok, Lawrence and Applegate will present the challenges of achieving Baby Friendly status in U.S. hospitals and describe how hospitals can address those challenges.

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



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