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Roberto Mario Silveira Issler, MD,Pediatrician,PhD,Adjunt Professor,IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2013
  • Country: brazil

Roberto Mario Silveira Issler, 54, is a Brazilian Pediatrician, graduated at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil. He attended Residency on Pediatrics (3y) at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. He has a Master Degree and a Ph Degree on Infant and Adolescent Health. Since 1992 he is a Professor of Pediatrics in “Faculdade de Medicina”, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil. He has been in the Breastfeeding Committee of State Pediatric Society (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) for many years. In 1998 he got his certification as IBCLC (re-certified to 2013). He is member of a Multidiscipline Research Group on Infant Health, focused mainly in issues related to Primary Care (breastfeeding, infant growth and development, health promotion at ambulatory level). He also works as Pediatrician in his private office.

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Brazil's Breastfeeding Network
The name of this project in Portuguese (Rede Amamenta Brazil), translated as “Brazil’s Breastfeeding Network”, is a word game (see project symbol and details in Portuguese at: “Rede” in Portuguese means both “network” and “hammock”. The main goal of the strategy is to create a nationwide network, supported by the Ministry of Health, to promote, protect and support breastfeeding practices at the Primary Health level. This initiative, established in 2008, is based on education and supervision of the multidiscipline team who attend mothers & babies at Outpatients Clinics throughout the country; supported by continuing education and giving consideration to regional differences. I will talk about the development of the strategy and preliminary results of a multicenter survey designed to evaluate the impact of the project in terms of breastfeeding statistics.
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation