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SUNY Albany Webcast: Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2017

University at Albany School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Continuing Education will host Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2017, a free, live webcast, The Impact of Social and Cultural Values on Breastfeeding Practice and Strategies to Address Disparities, on Thursday, August 3, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am Eastern. The 2017 Breastfeeding Grand Rounds will demonstrate how U.S. social values influence breastfeeding practices among mothers from different racial-ethnic and socioeconomic groups in the U.S.  The webcast will feature Dr. Naomi Bar-Yam, executive director of Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast and president of Human Milk Banking Association of North America, Ms. Kimberly Seals Allers, director of First Food Friendly Community Initiative and author of The Mocha Manual and The Big Let Down, and Dr. Ruth Lawrence, professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. The presenters will describe strategies that have worked to change cultural norms and societal values in ways that positively affect breastfeeding rates among different U.S. groups and enhance its broader social acceptance.

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