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Sushma Malik, MD (Pediatrics), FIAP, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2015
  • Country: India

-Professor of Pediatrics, Incharge Neonatology at TN Medical College & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai-2009 onwards.
-University teacher and examiner for undergraduates ( 25 years) & postgraduates ( 20 years)
-Lactation Consultant-IBCLC (USA)- 2010 
-Awarded FIAP-Fellowship of Indian Academy of Pediatrics for outstanding contribution, 2007
-National trainer for Breastfeeding & Lactation Management (1992), BFHI (1994), HIV (1999), IYCF (2006 ), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (2009), Kangaroo Mother care ( 2014)
-Over 60 research papers published in reputed journals
-Over 100 papers presented at national and international conferences
-Have co-authored two hand books and written four chapters related to breastfeeding / Kangaroo Mother Care
-Won eleven awards for research papers at conferences
-Won & Adjudged as one of the 10 winning photos of  the WBW Photo Competition of  WABA (2013)
-Breastfeeding Coordinator  for IAP, Mumbai-(2009-15)
-President of Mumbai Breastfeeding Promotion Committee-2013-15

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Impact of Mother Support Group In An Institutional Set-up In a Developing Country
The key to best breastfeeding (BF) practices is continued support and counselling for lactating / breastfeeding mothers by mother support groups (MSG) and peer counsellors thereby saving many lives and reducing neonatal mortality worldwide. MSG’s are a vital link between breastfeeding women and the healthcare system. MSG’s services in developing countries are generally based in the community, but in India, they are based in maternity homes/ hospitals. In our institution, they acted as strong breastfeeding advocates working closely with health professionals to introduce early initiation of BF, exclusive breastfeeding, early skin to skin contact and introduction of breast crawl after birth. The impact of MSG services was marked in early detection, prevention and management of breast and nipple problems in postpartum mothers. The contribution of MSG’s was strengthened by the positive acceptance and collaboration from the concerned departments along with strong hospital policy of baby and mother friendly initiative.