In the News:
- The University of KY Medical Center will be hosting a Certified Lactation Specialist Training March 13-17, 2017 at their main campus in Lexington. Full price for the course is $770 per person. Early Bird Registration of $720 ends February 12. A group discount of $50 each is available if four or more persons send their registrations in together in the same envelope. Registrations can be made at http://lactationeducationconsultants.com/course_clsc.shtml. UK also has a block of rooms set aside at the Holiday Inn Express at 100 Export St at $97/night for 2 double beds.
- Dr. Tom Hale will be the primary speaker at “Perinatal Pharmacology: The Use of Medications by Breastfeeding and Pregnant Women,” March 20-21, 2017 in Carmel Indiana. Topics include antidepressants, infectious diseases, drugs of abuse, and clinical therapies in mothers of preterm infants. Visit www.indianaperinatal.org/events to register. For more information contact Julia Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 924-0825.
- The 2015 Maternity Practice and Infant Nutrition Practices survey results have been released by the CDC. Kentucky achieved a score of 73 (out of 100), three points higher than the 2013 survey. Indiana achieved a score of 80, four points higher than in 2013. See the state report (KY or IN)and more data at the CDC Website. Check with your own local hospital to learn about their own scores; individual hospital scores are not reported.
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released the final Recommendation Statement on Primary Care Interventions to Support Breastfeeding and Evidence Review on primary care interventions to support breastfeeding. The updated Recommendation retains its B grade, demonstrating that upon review, the Task Force found adequate evidence that interventions to support breastfeeding during pregnancy and after birth, including professional support, peer support, and formal education, change behavior and have a moderate net benefit. USPSTF recommendation statements influence which preventive services insurers are required to cover under the Affordable Care Act, and this B grade maintains ACA coverage for breastfeeding counseling. (Keeping Abreast, 10/27/16