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Making it Work: Improving Worksite Support for Breastfeeding Mothers

Part 2: Engaging and Assisting Employers

Originally presented on January 12, 2017

Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA
Every Mother, Inc

Mothers who wish to successfully breastfeed their babies need a lot of support, particularly those who need to go back to work while they continue to breastfeed. Women are more likely to continue breastfeeding when their employer has supportive policies and practices in place, but research shows that many employers are unsure of the basic requirements and laws to enable them to support their working moms. In order to help improve worksite support for breastfeeding mothers, this webinar series will feature nationally-recognized speaker, Cathy Carothers, who will discuss strategies for empowering and assisting moms when they return to work and engaging and assisting worksites to be more breastfeeding friendly.  Cathy will provide an overview of the rationale for supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workplace, discuss the New York State and federal laws and regulations related to breastfeeding in the workplace, and review the national model program, The Business Case for Breastfeeding and other national and state resources.

Learning Outcome

As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on the rationale for supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workplace, New York State and federal laws and regulations related to breastfeeding in the workplace.

Learning Objectives
After watching these programs participants will be able to:

  • Recognize at least three key components of the "business case for breastfeeding support";
  • Describe outreach strategies for approaching employers; and
  • Name at least three potential solutions for facilitating worksite breastfeeding support in office and non-office settings.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits:
Each participant interested in CE credits must complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation and Post-test for CE Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

Please note: CPHCE cannot recreate lost certificates. Carefully enter your e-mail address in the system to have your certificate sent to you.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until February 28, 2021.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1.5 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2021.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

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 Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.5. Provider ID# 99086.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2021.

Lactation Continuing Education Recognition Points (L-CERPs)

CERPs are allocated by IBLCE, Approval Number C2002050.

This activity has been approved for 1.5 L-CERPs.

L-CERPs will be available until February 28, 2021.

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