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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.

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.

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.

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 1.0 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 1, 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 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 1, 2021.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and 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 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until February 1, 2021.

Lactation Continuing Education Recognition Points (L-CERPs)

CERPs are allocated by IBLCE, Approval Number C200205. This activity has been approved for 1.0 L-CERPs. 

L-CERPs will be available until February 1, 2021.