CT-RI Public Health Training Center
Scaling Up Breastfeeding Support at the Organizational and Community Levels: Sustaining the Positive Effects of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Practices
August is Nation Breastfeeding Month and this webinar describes that Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) practices improve infant feeding and health outcomes for women, children and their communities. The webinar emphasizes examples from Connecticut and beyond that highlight the critical linkages between research, clinical, organizational and community efforts toward scaling up breastfeeding support on a large scale.
- Identify the key protection, promotion, and support ingredients needed for successful scaling up of comprehensive breastfeeding programs.
- Recognize that breastfeeding support after hospital discharge is essential to sustain the breastfeeding skills acquired during a maternity stay at a Baby Friendly Hospital.
- Identify at least one evidence-based approach which BFHI hopsitals can use to assure that their patients receive quality breastfeeding support after hospital discharge.
- Identify one of six key sectors of the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition's A.C.T.I.O.N. model of breastfeeding support.
Rafael Perez-Escamilla, Ph.D. Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of Office of Public Health Practice, Yale School of Public Health.
Donna J. Chapman, Ph.D., R.D. Associate Research Scientist, Yale School of Public Health and Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Lactation.
Michele Griswold, MPH, RN, IBCLC, Chair ILCA's Global Outreach Committee.
For more information and to register, please visit www.train.org