The Illinois Physicians’ Statement on Breastfeeding Webinar

Posted on: March 8, 2012

DESCRIPTION

A new policy statement providing guidelines on breastfeeding support was created for the physicians of Illinois in September 2011. This statement was authored by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics in collaboration with the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and the Illinois Section of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. This multidisciplinary webinar will provide detailed information about how to implement the guidance provided by this policy statement.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Learn about the Illinois Physicians’ Statement on Breastfeeding as it relates to current evidence-based research

Learn how to improve the quality of breastfeeding clinical practices

Learn how to integrate the Statement guidelines to work with mothers and newborns throughout the continuum of care:  from conception to weaning

WHY WATCH:

This course can be applied to meet a portion of the physician education component required for those hospitals that have entered the 4-D Pathway towards with Baby-Friendly designation.

Perinatal networks have mandated the adoption of 5 or more of the Baby-Friendly Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

Hospitals involved in Communities Putting Prevention to Work projects have committed to implementing 2 or more of the Baby-Friendly Steps.

WHO SHOULD WATCH:

Obstetricians, Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Nurse-Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Lactation Leaders, and Practitioners involved in Breastfeeding Management of Mothers and Infants in both community and hospital settings

PRESENTERS

Krystal Revai, MD, FAAP, FABM

Maura Quinlan,MD, FACOG

Risha Raven, MD, FAFP

Facilitated by Catherine Willows, RN, IBCLC, Manager, Breastfeeding Projects, Obesity Prevention Initiatives, Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Hosted by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and funded by the Suburban Cook County Communities Putting Prevention to Work project.

Additional partners include Healthy Places and HealthConnect One.