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What’s New With Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Updates and Its Cost/Benefit Implications

by Andini Pramono, IBCLC, MPH
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: Yes

In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued the first revision of the 1989 WHO/UNICEF Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Revisions are subtle, yet meaningful for implementation. A major change made by WHO is subdividing the Ten Steps into 1) critical management procedures, and 2) key clinical practices. Lessons have been learned on how the change has shifted the focus from health care staff to parents and families and shifted the responsibility for some elements of care from hospitals to the community. In this presentation, we will compare 1989 and 2018 Ten Steps, and explore its cost and benefit implications for diverse stakeholders, such as healthcare professionals, parents, family and government.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the difference between the 1989 and 2018 Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

2. Describe the cost implications of the changes to diverse stakeholders.

3. Describe the benefit implications of the changes to diverse stakeholders.

Presentations: 29  |  Hours / CE Credits: 29.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks