Presentation Information

Catherine Pound

Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding; What's A Physician Got To Do

  • Speaker: Catherine Pound , MD, FRCPC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 CME

In this presentation, Dr Pound will discuss the evidence supporting the importance of physician support, in order to encourage and maintain successful breastfeeding. An overview of recent research of Canadian physicians’ attitudes, comfort and knowledge with regards to breastfeeding will be provided, with a particular emphasis on specific knowledge gaps. Clinical scenarios will be discussed, in which ways to address breastfeeding difficulties will be examined, from the physician’s standpoint. Common universal myths and pitfalls will be addressed, and ways to efficiently integrate breastfeeding assessment into one’s clinical practice.