Breastfeeding

A note from the Breastfeeding Committee Chair 

Greetings, pediatric colleagues.  The Georgia Chapter Breastfeeding Committee, formed in 2020, is carrying on the robust work of the EPIC® Breastfeeding Education Program and adding to it several other important breastfeeding initiatives.  Our committee has over 25 pediatrician and neonatologist members and is staffed by Claire Eden, IBCLC and Christie Jean.  Read on for more information and links to resources to aid your work in supporting the breastfeeding goals of the families you work with. 

-Tarayn Fairlie, MD, MPH, FAAP, IBCLC

 

 EPIC® Breastfeeding Education Series

Since 2007, the Georgia Chapter AAP has partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health to equip Georgia Physicians and their staff with the education and resources they need to support optimal breastfeeding and to support families to reach their lactation goals.  The Educating Physicians and Practices in their Communities (EPIC®) Program provides free, peer-to-peer education on clinical lactation topics of interest to physicians in Georgia and those healthcare providers working with them to promote, protect and support breastfeeding.  Click here to visit our website and to register for an upcoming program or breastfeeding or to learn about our sister initiative, the EPIC® Immunization Program.

Bookmark www.GaEPIC.org so you can find us again!

We are currently rolling out our new Breastfeeding Friendly Pediatrician Certification Program, in partnership with the Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition! Based on the AAP Clinical Report: The Breastfeeding Friendly Pediatric Office Practice, we are inviting outpatient pediatricians in Georgia to document their practice and become certified. Read our FAQ form here. Please complete an interest form here.  We have had a robust response so far and hope to certify at least 25 outpatient pediatricians by the end of 2021. We look forward to helping you become a more breastfeeding-friendly pediatrician and to gain recognition for it!  Follow our program on Instagram here.

Disclaimer:  The contents of this resource are for general informational purposes only.  While every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, the information is provided “as is” and no representations are made that the content is error-free.  The information is not intended to constitute legal advice or replace the advice of a paid qualified professional practice management consultant or attorney.

Contact the Chapter Breastfeeding Committee