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Supporting Breastfeeding Transitions from Prenatal to Hospital to Pediatric Care

Originally presented on October 23, 2014

Megan Prokorym, MPH
New York State Department of Health

Barbara A. Neilson, MSN, WHNP
Practice Manager – Clinics
Kaleida Health Ob/Gyn Health Centers

Amy Saglibene-Parmelee, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC
Lactation Consultant
Rochester General Pediatric Associates

The purpose of this webinar is to highlight how physicians and health care providers including lactation consultants can provide valuable breastfeeding information and support a women’s intention to breastfeed during the course of her pregnancy as part of prenatal care, during the birth hospitalization and post-discharge.

Learning Objectives
After this program participants will be able to:

  • Increase knowledge about the strategies for achieving breastfeeding-friendly practice designation which promote and support breastfeeding during the prenatal period, including how the impact of these changes can be assessed and tracked.
  • Describe the importance of inpatient hospital discharge planning and transitioning mothers to pediatric care post-discharge.
  • Illustrate how an outpatient breastfeeding support program in a hospital-affiliated clinic can support the transition to pediatric care.