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Breastfeeding as a Preventative Care Change Model: How to Affect Change

by Mona Liza Hamlin, MSN, RN, IBCLC
  • Duration: 75 Mins
  • Credits: 1.25 CERP, 1.25 L-CERP, 0.125 Midwifery CEU, 1.25 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: Yes

No matter where we look health disparities, morbidity and mortality continue to persist. This is especially true in the maternal child health field. We all understand the value of breastfeeding and human milk and it is now critical to merge that value across the spectrum of maternal child health. No matter the organization or work we are in; clinical, community, public health, or policy; we must create connections that improve and create holistic approaches to improve health and prevent illness. Linking breastfeeding and human milk in efforts made outside of the field of lactation will improve overall efforts to improve maternal child health. This discussion will give opportunity to explore how to engage with non traditional stakeholders and make the connections where breastfeeding isn't traditionally included to discuss preventative care for maternal child health as a whole.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Explain the importance of breastfeeding and human milk in the overall discussion of preventative care and maternal child health.;

Objective 2: Describe how to bring breastfeeding and human milk into a conversation about health maternal child health disparities.;

Objective 3: List examples of how adding breastfeeding and human milk into the conversation of disparities in maternal child health will elevate our goals in the lactation field;

Presentations: 33  |  Hours / CE Credits: 32.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks