BFGR 2018: Increasing Skin-To-Skin Contact to Improve Perinatal Outcomes and Breastfeeding Success


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

  1. Explain the neurobehavioral and physiological basis for mother-infant skin-to-skin contact for all newborns.
  2. List at least three evidence-based health benefits for infants and mothers from skin-to-skin contact.
  3. Describe how early skin-to-skin contact facilitates breastfeeding success.
  4. Identify successful strategies from New York, other states, and/or countries to increase implementation of early and longer duration of skin-to-skin contact.

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Participant Information

4. Are you Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin? * (One or more categories may be selected)
5. What is your race? * (One or more categories may be selected)

Program Evaluation

Using the rating scale, please rate the following.


Objectives/Learner's achievement of each objective
12. As a result of this educational activity, I am able to:


Presenter 1
13. Nils Bergman, MB ChB, DCH, MPH, MD, Kangaroo Care Movement, Co-Founder, International Network of Kangaroo Mother Care, Steering Committee, Public Health Physician & Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Presenter 2
14. Denise Barbier, OTR/L, MOT, United States Institute of Kangaroo Care, President, Co-Author, "Jumping into Kangaroo Care" Toolkit, Pediatric NICU Occupational Therapist

Presenter 3
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Presenter 4
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Presenter 5
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Conflict of Interest

Outcomes of Education

23. Please list up to three specific barriers you have identified that will prevent you from incorporating what you have learned into practice.


24. Please list up to three specific strengths of this learning activity/offering.

25. Please list up to three specific areas to improve this learning activity/offering.

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