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"Well Fed" Documentary on obesity highlights breastfeeding

"Well Fed" Documentary on obesity highlights breastfeeding

Kentucky Educational Television's newest health documentary highlights the importance of breastfeeding in preventing childhood obesity. "Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime" presents the inspiring stories of people and organizations around the state who are working tirelessly to surround children with fresh whole foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, so that they become the “new normal.” The program sets the stage for healthy eating by discussing the importance of breastfeeding and featuring the efforts by the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital. Dr. Rebecca Collins, Director of Newborn Nursery and Kentucky Pediatric Society Breastfeeding Co-Chapter Coordinator is interviewed throughout the breastfeeding segment, and Gaye Whalen is featured on screen as well. The special report can streamed from the Well Fed Websitehttp://www.ket.org/health/wellfed.htm. DVD copies of the documentary can also be obtained for community screenings.
Video highlights history of the Breastfeeding Movement

Video highlights history of the Breastfeeding Movement

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently released a powerful new video entitled "Growing a First Food Movement—Coming Together in Support of Breastfeeding." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhx-R6p1xAQ).This video gives a brilliant 4-minute overview of the history of breastfeeding and breastfeeding advocacy. It is part of the WKKF's efforts to promote child health, which also includes grants to the US Breastfeeding Committee and the Black Mother's Breastfeeding Association.
Breastfeeding Meta-analyses in 2012

Breastfeeding Meta-analyses in 2012

The Cochrane Collaboration published a number of updates and new articles in 2012. Check out the entire list, and those of previous years, at http://summaries.cochrane.org/search/site?ht=1&f[0]=im_field_terms_cochrane_library%3A35971&f[1]=im_field_stage%3A3

Here are a few notable updates:
Effect of restricted pacifier use in breastfeeding term infants for increasing duration of breastfeeding (2012): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007202.pub3/pdf
 
Early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed full-term infants (2011): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006462.pub2/pdf
 
Antenatal breastfeeding education for increasing breastfeeding duration (2012): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006425.pub3/pdf 
 
Separate care for new mother and infant versus rooming-in for increasing the duration of breastfeeding (2012): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006641.pub2/pdf

KET's "Connections" Show Highlights Breastfeeding

KET's "Connections" Show Highlights Breastfeeding

KET took up the call for this year’s National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by airing a 28-minute segment on their show "Connections with Renee Shaw" on all things breastfeeding: benefits, barriers, laws, workplace considerations, hospital initiatives, cultural challenges, and more. The panel of breastfeeding gurus included Doraine Bailey, MA, IBCLC of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (and ILCA’s eGlobe editor), Jan Johnson, RD, IBCLC of the Pike County Health Department, and Cerise Bouchard, President of the Lactation Improvement Network of KY.

You can view the 28 minute segment HERE or at http://www.ket.org/connections/program.fwx?programid=CWRS0745.

This accomplishment was reported in Lactation Matters, the official blog for ILCA, on August 30. Read their blog at http://lactationmatters.org/2012/08/30/hats-off-to-kentucky-educational-television-for-an-awesome-breastfeeding-panel-discussion-2/.

University of KY Accepted in Best Fed Beginnings Project

University of KY Accepted in Best Fed Beginnings Project

6/21/2012

The University of Kentucky Medical Center has been accepted to participate in the Best Fed Beginnings Learning Collaborative, to help them become a Baby-Friendly Hospital within 2 years. UK is the only facility in Kentucky to be accepted. They have already begun work on the project.

For more information about the Best Fed Beginnings project, and the other participating hospitals, read the NICHQ news release.
AAP releases updated breastfeeding policy

AAP releases updated breastfeeding policy

The March issue of Pediatrics contains the long-awaited update of the AAP's policy, "Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk." This policy becomes better and stronger with each version. The AAP strongly supports breastmilk, expressed milk, or donor milk as the appropriate food for about the first 6 months. It states that the vital and irreplacable factors in breastmilk and breastfeeding make it an important behavior for normal human growth, not merely a 'lifestyle choice.' They also strongly support full implementation of BFHI and the Joint Commission's Perinatal Core Measure Set.

Download this policy at http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/pediatrics;129/3/e827?rss=1 and share with all of your pediatric colleagues as well as mothers interviewing pediatricians!
Many Upcoming Conferences!

Many Upcoming Conferences!

August and September will feature many breastfeeding conferences in Kentucky and Indiana. Check out the list on our Calendar page!
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