BFGR 2020: Community Breastfeeding Support in the Time of Public Health Emergencies


At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize evidence-based strategies to reduce disparities in breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration;
  2. Describe current recommendations to support breastfeeding for pregnant women and new mothers and their infants during public health emergencies, such as COVID-19; and
  3. Explain how community support networks, Baby Cafés and home visiting programs support women to breastfeed for a longer time period.

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Presenter 1
Priscilla DeJesus, MPA, Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities at the East Harlem Action Center and the Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center Baby Café

Presenter 2
Barbara Dennison, MD, Director, Policy and Research Translation Unit, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, New York State Department of Health, Clinical Professor, Depts of Epidemiology and Statistics & Health Policy, Management and Behavior, UAlbany

Presenter 3
Sharon N. Marshall, CLC, Program Manager, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone (BFEZ) and the Newborn Home Visiting Program

Presenter 4
Kelsey Munn, RD, IBCLC, CDN, CLC, Community Lactation Consultant Bellevue Women’s Center at Ellis Medicine, Schenectady

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