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Optimizing Support for Breastfeeding as Part of Obstetric Practice

Originally presented on May 16, 2016

Alison M. Stuebe, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Distinguished Professor of Infant and Young Child Feeding at the Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Increasing the prevalence and duration of exclusive breastfeeding is a key Prevention Agenda strategy to improve the health of women, infants and children. This requires knowledge, skills and coordination of care by medical providers, lactation consultants, hospital maternity staff and community partners. Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued a Committee Opinion on Optimizing Support for Breastfeeding as Part of Obstetric Practice that provides guidance on how obstetrician-gynecologists and other obstetric providers should support pregnant and postpartum women in breastfeeding decisions and management. This webinar seeks to reach obstetricians and gynecologists, midwives, other obstetric providers, lactation consultants, nurses, and staff in New York State to review these recommendations and their role in supporting women to meet their breastfeeding goals.

Learning Objectives
After this program participants will be able to:

  • Recognize why obstetrician-gynecologists and other obstetric providers are important in the support and management of breastfeeding;
  • Name at least three actions in support of breastfeeding as recommended in the ACOG Opinion for Obstetric Practice; and
  • State key components in the clinical management of the breastfeeding dyad.

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