Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is Kentucky’s educational television network with a mission of “educating, inspiring, informing, and connecting its citizens through the power of public media.” With Kentucky’s breastfeeding rates ranked 48th among states in the US according to the 2012 CDC Breastfeeding Report Card (59.4% ever-breastfed; 9.6% exclusively breastfed at 6 months), there is lots of opportunity to educate, inspire, and inform on this important topic. Check out the following trailer for the segment on YouTube.
KET took up the call for this year’s National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by airing a 28-minute segment on all things breastfeeding: benefits, barriers, laws, workplace considerations, hospital initiatives, cultural challenges, and more. The panel of breastfeeding gurus included Doraine Bailey, MA, IBCLC of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (and ILCA’s eGlobe editor), Jan Johnson, RD, IBCLC of the Pike County Health Department, and Cerise Bouchard, President of the Lactation Improvement Network of KY.
Reblogged this on Healthy Times and commented:
Doraine Bailey’s recent appearance on KET’s Connections with Renee Shaw has garnered international coverage through the blog of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). Bailey appeared along with Jan Johnson of the Pike County Health Department and Cerise Bouchard, president of the Lactation Improvement Network of Kentucky. Congratulations!
Kudoes to the panel — and kudos to the show host, who clearly Did Her Homework on the public health implications of low breastfeeding rates in her state!