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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308239
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breastfeeding Outcomes from an Employee Lactation Program
Author(s):
Spatz, Diane L.; KIm, Gabriela
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, spatz@nursing.upenn.edu; Gabriela KIm, BSN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Background:  The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months with continued breastfeeding for 2 years or more. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that women be given time and space that is not a bathroom to be able to express milk while working.  However, few companies are taking the lead in ensuring that the law is implemented.   The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) implemented a policy that pre-dated the ACA.  The CHOP policy also provides for specific break times (For example, 3 thirty minute pumping breaks in a 12 hour shift).  In addition, CHOP employees have access to personal use pumps at manufacturer cost, over 15 pumping rooms, prenatal lactation classes, and access to lactation resources.

Research Aims:  The aim of this research was to document breastfeeding initiation and duration in CHOP employees, as well as the breastfeeding exclusivity of CHOP employees.  CHOP breastfeeding outcomes were also compared to national data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2012.

Methods: A prospective, descriptive study was performed on 545 female employees at CHOP who filed for maternity leave from 2007-2011.  This survey was distributed electronically via email and a 2 month window was given to complete the survey (July-August 2012).    

Results: Employees at CHOP have significantly higher breastfeeding initiation (94.5% as compared to national CDC average of 76.9%, p < 0.0001).  CHOP employees have a significantly higher breastfeeding rate at 6 months (78.6% compared to CDC data of 47.2%, p <0.0001).  In addition 32.4% of CHOP employees breastfed for one full year compared to CDC data of 2.5% (p = 0.003).

Conclusions:  Women can exceed national goals for breastfeeding given appropriate workplace support. Stonger national policy and regulations are recommended.

Keywords:
Breastfeeding; Employment; Affordable Care Act
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBreastfeeding Outcomes from an Employee Lactation Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpatz, Diane L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKIm, Gabrielaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsDiane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, spatz@nursing.upenn.edu; Gabriela KIm, BSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308239-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><strong>Background: </strong> The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months with continued breastfeeding for 2 years or more. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that women be given time and space that is not a bathroom to be able to express milk while working.  However, few companies are taking the lead in ensuring that the law is implemented.  <b> </b>The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) implemented a policy that pre-dated the ACA.  The CHOP policy also provides for specific break times (For example, 3 thirty minute pumping breaks in a 12 hour shift).  In addition, CHOP employees have access to personal use pumps at manufacturer cost, over 15 pumping rooms, prenatal lactation classes, and access to lactation resources. <p><strong>Research Aims:</strong>  The aim of this research was to document breastfeeding initiation and duration in CHOP employees, as well as the breastfeeding exclusivity of CHOP employees.  CHOP breastfeeding outcomes were also compared to national data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2012. <p><b>Methods: </b>A prospective, descriptive study was performed on 545 female employees at CHOP who filed for maternity leave from 2007-2011.  This survey was distributed electronically via email and a 2 month window was given to complete the survey (July-August 2012).     <p><b>Results: </b>Employees at CHOP have significantly higher breastfeeding initiation (94.5% as compared to national CDC average of 76.9%, p < 0.0001).  CHOP employees have a significantly higher breastfeeding rate at 6 months (78.6% compared to CDC data of 47.2%, p <0.0001).  In addition 32.4% of CHOP employees breastfed for one full year compared to CDC data of 2.5% (p = 0.003). <p><b>Conclusions: </b> Women can exceed national goals for breastfeeding given appropriate workplace support. Stonger national policy and regulations are recommended.en_GB
dc.subjectBreastfeedingen_GB
dc.subjectEmploymenten_GB
dc.subjectAffordable Care Acten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:42Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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