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Galvanising Effective Action on the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding: The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi)

by Clare Meynell, RM (rtd), IBCLC by Helen Gray, MPhil, IBCLC
  • Duration: 1439 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Lactation
Abstract:

Research has shown that breastfeeding rates improve when a country implements a full range of strategies from the WHO Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative WBTi builds a coalition of organizations working in infant feeding to assess the implementation of key policies from the Global Strategy and generate recommendations for action. The WBTi focuses on key indicators across the life course of breastfeeding. For breastfeeding to be successful, mothers and families need a network of support along the whole course of breastfeeding, starting with giving birth in a Baby Friendly Hospital, then going home to find skilled local support from midwives, physicians, community health care, and mother support groups throughout their communities. Breastfeeding women need maternity protection and breastfeeding/expressing breaks when they return to work. Accurate information about breastfeeding, without marketing pressure from manufacturers, is needed throughout society and from health professionals.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1:The learner will be able to cite 3 key global agreements which underpin the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative.
Objective 2: The learner will be able to cite at least 3 important policies or programs to protect, promote and support optimal infant and young child feeding practices which are recommended in the Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding.
Objective 3: The learner will be able to explain the importance of building a coalition of partner organizations.

Presentations: 26  |  Hours / CE Credits: 24.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks