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Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2009

Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response

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"

Audrey Naylor, MD, DrPH, FAAP, FABM
Independent health, wellness and fitness professional; Chair, U.S. 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.


As a result of viewing this satellite broadcast, participants will be able to:

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

Originally broadcast August 6, 2009

This program was sponsored by the New York State Department of Health and funded by the USDHHS/HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Cosponsored by the University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness.

School of Public Health, University at Albany, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity has been assigned code 6VKSFE-PRV-06-198 and has been approved for 2.0 contact hours.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 2.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.

Program was reviewed in August 2011. Continuing education credits will be available until August 2014.

There are no conflicts of interest to report for this program.

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