Posts Tagged ‘breastfeeding’

Childcare centers lack ‘breastfeeding friendliness’

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Health professionals can agree, breastmilk is magical. Its numerous benefits—protecting against ear infections, lowering risk of diabetes, decreasing childhood obesity, improving the health of the mother postpartum, the list goes on—are all backed by the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding identified […]

Mother’s Own Milk Initiative NICU Teams Meet in Orlando

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The mid-project meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’ Mothers Own Milk (MOM) in the NICU Initiative was held in Orlando on March 14, 2017.  The event was attended by more than 70 participants from all 25 participating Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The day was full of sharing of successes as well as opportunities for […]

Florida NICU Teams Train to Improve Use of Mother’s Own Milk for Vulnerable Infants

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Breast milk is medicine for babies born very low birth weight (under 1,500 grams). For these high risk infants, being fed human milk improves gastrointestinal maturity and visual development, reduces the risk of life-threatening infections such as sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis, and reduces length of stay and health care costs. When a very low birth […]

Rema Ramakrishnan earns SPER Student Prize Paper Award

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USF’s College of Public Health epidemiology doctoral candidate Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan is the recipient of the 2016 Student Prize Paper Award from the Society of Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. Ramakrishnan won the award for her manuscript, “Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (2009-2011)” and said that […]

COPH hosts annual luncheon with Florida Public Health Association

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Join the USF College of Public Health for several key events at the Florida Public Health Association educational conference in Orlando, July 26-29. This year’s theme is “Challenges and Strategies for a New Age in Public Health.” Network with us. On Wednesday, July 27, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, the College’s hosts its annual luncheon for […]

Ready, set, breastfeed!

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This year’s Big Latch On event not only turned out to be highly attended, but it was also record breaking. On August 1, more than 200 families attended the Big Latch On, an event in which breastfeeding women come together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their breastfeeding child at a […]

Florida Hospitals Take Steps to Enhance Breastfeeding Practices

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The Florida Department of Health has just launched the “Healthiest Weight Florida’s Baby Steps to Baby Friendly” Initiative. The DOH has partnered with 27 Florida hospitals from 15 counties who received $10,000 grants to obtain training and technical assistance to implement the WHO/UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative’s “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” Program. The Baby […]

Pilot study to test breast milk pesticide levels in mothers and infants

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Dr. Marie Bourgeois, research assistant professor at the USF College of Public Health, has designed a pilot study to examine health disparities, infant vulnerability and pesticide exposure.  The study, titled “A Pilot Study of Malathion, Atrazine, Carbaryl and Chlorpyrifos in the Breast Milk of Women in Suburban and Agricultural Communities of Central Florida,” is funded […]