Posted on: March 8, 2012
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.
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
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
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.