Breastfeeding is the natural, unequaled way to feed babies. As more and more community health organizations begin the journey to Baby-Friendly Initiative accreditation, some community dietitians may start to wonder if and when supplemental infant formula can be recommended for infants of breastfeeding women in the context of “Baby Friendly”. Given the recent interest in the “Fed is Best” movement, this session explores the evidence and the practical dietetic challenges of implementing the Baby-Friendly Initiative in community settings.
Host: DC Pediatric Network
Date of presentation: June 2017, DC National Conference
- Becky Blair, MSc, RD is public health nutritionist with Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Family Health Services in Barrie, ON.
- Michael Kramer, MD, FRSC is James McGill Professor, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal, QC.
- Video presentation (69 minutes) with the presentation slides (pdf)
- Audio file (mp3 file)
Cost: $14.95 for members; $19.95 for non-members; $9.95 for students