E02-a The Perceived Pressure to Breastfeed and Its Implications
The purpose of this presentation is to raise awareness of the phenomenon of the perceived pressure to breastfeed experienced by women as new mothers.
1. Following this presentation, learners will identify new research and recognize the phenomenon of a perceived pressure to breastfeed for new mothers and infants.
2. Following this presentation, learners will analyze the potential implications for health due to a perceived pressure to breastfeed for the perinatal client.
3. Following this presentation, learners will appraise current standards supportive of infant-feeding practices and protocols used by healthcare professionals for women and their newborns to support shared decision-making.
Amisha Patel, RN, BScN, MN Student, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Kathryn Banks, PhD, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing, Kamloops, BC, Canada
E02-b Development of a Quality Improvement Program to Enhance Breastfeeding Support in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Medellin, Colombia
This presentation will describe the development of a quality improvement program to enhance breastfeeding support in a level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Medellin, Colombia, conducted through McGill's Masters in Global Health Nursing program.
1. Describe evidence-based practices related to breastfeeding support for ill and preterm infants.
2. Describe the process of initiating a quality improvement program to enhance breastfeeding support and outcomes in a the NICU setting.
3. Discuss the application of the CIHR’s Knowledge-to-Action framework to international healthcare settings.
Sonia Semenic, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada