This annual webcast is sponsored by the University at Albany School of Public Health Center for Public Health Continuing Education, in partnership with the New York State Department of Health Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. Breastfeeding Grand Rounds (BFGR) webcasts feature clinical experts paired with public health experts to provide education on current breastfeeding health issues with both clinical and public health significance.
“Breastfeeding is the most precious gift a mother can give to her infant. When there is infection or disease, it may be a life-saving gift. When there is poverty, it may be the only gift." R.A. Lawrence 1992
As a founder of Breastfeeding Grand Rounds, Dr. Ruth Lawrence has been an integral part of the program and has broadcast since its inception. Dr. Lawrence, a pediatrician, toxicologist, and neonatologist, has provided valuable insights to viewers. She continues to support, protect, and promote breastfeeding in her career. For more Information, please view previous broadcasts from Dr. Ruth Lawrence.
- Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Breastfeeding Through Community and Hospital-Based Approaches (December 14, 2022)
- Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (November 4, 2021)
- Community Breastfeeding Support in the Time of Public Health Emergencies (December 22, 2020)
- Breastfeeding Recommendations for Women Impacted by Opioid Use Disorder and Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (August 1, 2019)
- Increasing Skin-To-Skin Contact to Improve Perinatal Outcomes and Breastfeeding Success (August 2, 2018)
Additional Online Training
- Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding and Lactation in Health Care Settings
- Optimizing Support for Breastfeeding as Part of Obstetric Practice
- Using "Baby Behavior" to Support Informed Early Infant Feeding Decisions (Includes Part 1: An Overview Using "Baby Behavior" to Support and Informed Early Infant Feeding Decisions Part 2: Research Based Counseling Techniques)
- Making it Work: Improving Worksite Support for Breastfeeding Mothers (Includes Part 1: Assisting and Empowering Mothers and Part 2: Engaging and Assisting Employers