The INFANT Foundation, together with the Vidal Hospital (in Corrientes), the Perrando Hospital (in Chaco), and the Network for human milk banks in Chaco, will held a “WWorkshop for the promotion of donation of breast milk”, on April 22 and 23 (Tuesday and Wednesday next week), at the Vidal Hospital, located at 1050 Necochea St., City of Corrientes.
Each day of the workshop has a different aim, targeting to different audiences:
- Tuesday April 22. Auditorio Central, Hospital Vidal.
Workshop targeting doctors, neonatologists, obstetricians, residents and medicine students. This day the talks given will be mainly scientific, discussing the use of human milk bank (scientific data and ongoing studies), indications for the use of bank milk in preterm babies, and general aspects of the creation and operation of a human milk bank. Also, there will be a presentation on the state of breastfeeding in Corrientes.
Speakers: Dr. Néstor Posse (Director of the Network of human milk banks in Chaco), Dr. Lilian Méndez Gallino (neonatologist and pediatrician at the Vidal Hospital), y Lic. Laura Picón (biochemist and head of the Human milk bank at the Perrando Hospital).
- Wednesday April 23. Residencia de Madres, Hospital Vidal.
Workshop targeting health and social workers, breastfeeding advocates, pregnant women and mothers of preterm babies. Aiming to motivate and commit future donor mothers, while also promoting the topic and opening the exchange between donor mothers and mothers of babies receiving donated milk, this workshop will offer talks for the general audience.
Why is it important to donate breast milk? Who can donate and who can receive it? Will my baby miss milk if I donate mine? These and other questions about gaining donors and the challenges that human milk banks face will be the main topics of this day, that will include testimonies and the projection of a video.
Speakers: Lic. María Elena Giménez (nurse and childcarer at the Vidal Hospital), and Lic. Patricia Farías (nurse and expert in the promotion of breastfeeding at the Perrando Hospital).
Both workshop days will run for 2 hours in the morning, from 9 to 11. The detailed program can be downloaded here. More information and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop will be coordinated by Dra. Ana Ortigoza, pediatrician and researcher at the INFANT Foundation, who is leading a study on the effects of breast milk from human milk banks in the prevention of respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia, particularly in a low income setting. This work is supported by the Thrasher Research Fund and Fundación Nuria.