University at Albany School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Continuing Education will host a free, live webcast, Increasing Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2018: Skin-To-Skin Contact to Improve Perinatal Outcomes and Breastfeeding Success, Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 8:30 – 10:30 am ET. The broadcast will feature Nils Bergman, MB ChB, DCH, MPH, MD, co-founder of Kangaroo Care Movement, member of International Network of Kangaroo Mother Care Steering Committee, and Public Health Physician & Professor at University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Denise Barbier, OTR/L, MOT, president of United States Institute of Kangaroo Care, co-author of “Jumping into Kangaroo Care” Toolkit, and pediatric NICU occupational therapist. The webcast will include an overview of skin-to-skin contact (Kangaroo Care) for newborn infants, highlighting strong evidence that skin-to-skin contact provides health benefits to infants and mothers and leads to breastfeeding success. Successful strategies, including prenatal education by WIC providers to increase early use and longer duration of skin-to-skin contact for all mothers, will be discussed, with highlighted examples from New York, other states and abroad.
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