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Physicians to learn latest about breastfeeding at seminar hosted by La Leche League International, AAP and ACOG

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (July 1, 1998)--Physicians from around the world will gather at the La Leche League International (LLLI) 26th Annual Seminar for Physicians, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) at the Hilton of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 23-25 to learn the latest on breastfeeding research and lactation management.

Topics to be presented include maternal benefits of breastfeeding, long term benefits of breastfeeding, working with pre-term infants, pacifiers and herbs, and the new AAP Policy Statement on Human Milk and Breastfeeding.

Among the 14 experts presenting research and workshops are Dr. John T. Queenan, Georgetown University Hospital; Dr. Miriam H. Labbok, Agency for International Development; Alfredo Pisacane, University of Naples, Italy; Dr. Ruth A. Lawrence, University of Rochester School of Medicine, and Ronald Vogel of the USDA. The program is moderated by Dr. Lawrence Gartner of The University of Chicago and head of the AAP Work Group on Breastfeeding. The Chairman of the Program Committee is Dr. Edward R. Newton, University of East Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina. This 26th seminar is regarded as a premiere learning opportunity for health care providers. La Leche League relies on a its Health Advisory Council of 44 professionals in the areas of pediatrics, obstetrics, allergy, nutrition, psychology, family practice and related fields when providing breastfeeding information of a medical nature.

La Leche League, regarded as the world's foremost authority on breastfeeding, offers mother-to-mother support in 66 countries in 28 languages. In addition LLLI offers a variety of educational opportunities for medical professionals, publishes and sells books and magazines on breastfeeding and parenting and maintains an award-winning Web site at www.lalecheleague.org.

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