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Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding; What's A Physician Got To Do

by Catherine Pound, MD, FRCPC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 1 CME
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

In this presentation, Dr Pound will discuss the evidence supporting the importance of physician support, in order to encourage and maintain successful breastfeeding. An overview of recent research of Canadian physicians’ attitudes, comfort and knowledge with regards to breastfeeding will be provided, with a particular emphasis on specific knowledge gaps. Clinical scenarios will be discussed, in which ways to address breastfeeding difficulties will be examined, from the physician’s standpoint. Common universal myths and pitfalls will be addressed, and ways to efficiently integrate breastfeeding assessment into one’s clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the importance of breastfeeding support by physicians
2. Examine breastfeeding knowledge gaps identified in recent research about Canadian physicians
3. Review some quick ways to address common breastfeeding issues
4. Discuss some evidence-based resources specifically created for Canadian physicians and how they may be implemented in other areas.


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