Enabling women to breastfeed: the evidence
World Breastfeeding Week 2014
Nutrition for Health and Development
Monday, 4 August 2014
11:00 to 12:00, Salle A
Prof Mary Renfrew BSc RN RM PhD FRSE
Director of the Mother and Infant Research Unit in the University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Dr Carole Presern
Director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Midwifery Technical Officer, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Professor Mary Renfrew will present a new evidence-based framework for quality maternal and newborn care, developed in collaboration with WHO and other partners to identify the factors that will help to overcome the socio-cultural-economic barriers to enable women in all settings to breastfeed.
The key contribution of health workers will be examined, especially the unique contribution of midwives and others who work with childbearing women and newborn infants. Evidence-based, positive steps to support women and to promote initiation, duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding will be discussed.
Evidence and Programme Guidance Unit, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)