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Breastfeeding Education Offered

Posted on: February 10, 2012

ICAAP will be hosting a webinar entitledThe Illinois Physicians’ Statement on Breastfeeding:  Implications for Practice Change” on Tuesday, March 6th from 5 – 6:00pm.

Click here to register for this free educational opportunity.

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Illinois Physician Groups Promote Breastfeeding Education, Support and Awareness

Posted on: September 23, 2011

Calls on Physicians to Advocate within Area Hospitals to Implement Baby-Friendly Steps

Three state-wide provider groups issued a statement today (available for download here) mobilizing their physician members to support breastfeeding through implementation of evidence-based practices and to work within hospitals to increase breastfeeding rates in Illinois to improve maternal and child health. Rates of breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity in Illinois are lower than the national average, despite studies that show breastfeeding’s role in fighting childhood obesity and providing health benefits for nursing mothers.

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Chicago Department of Public Health Releases Agenda

Posted on: August 17, 2011

The Chicago Department of Public Health has released Healthy Chicago, the department’s agenda for the next five years. Healthy Chicago sets priority areas, defines measurable goals, and identifies strategies for achieving those goals in twelve major subject areas, including Obesity Prevention and Healthy Mothers and Babies, which includes ICAAP’s work on breastfeeding promotion. To learn more or download the complete agenda, visit the CDPH website by clicking here.

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Springfield hospitals buck trend, promote breastfeeding

Posted on: August 16, 2011

Few U.S. hospitals do enough to promote breastfeeding, federal health officials say.

But officials from Springfield’s two downtown hospitals say they are among the fewer than 4 percent that actually provide the full range of support for nursing mothers outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Physician Dinner Event: National and Local Breastfeeding Initiatives

Posted on: August 16, 2011

Physicians from throughout Cook County are invited to register for the upcoming National and Local Breastfeeding Initiatives: Physicians’ Update, a dinner event to unveil a new Illinois breastfeeding policy statement to physician stakeholders and to introduce Baby-Friendly hospital initiatives across Cook County. This event will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at Rush University Medical Center’s Professional Building, and will feature presentations from Baby-Friendly USA and others.

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Oral Health: Dietary Habits

Posted on: April 2, 2010

Bright Smiles From Birth

Bright Smiles from Birth is an ICAAP educational program that provides guidelines and support to Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Dentists, and families to make oral health a component of well-child visits.

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