Breastfeeding support can be provided at scale and at very low cost using teaching videos. This was the main point of Peter Cardellichio’s lightning talk, given at the Global Nursing Caucus Conference on October 15, 2016. The lack of breastfeeding support available to new mothers worldwide is one of the key reasons more mothers aren’t successful in exclusively breastfeeding their babies until they are six months old.
The conference—organized by Seed Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Global Nursing Caucus—brought together nurse leaders, clinicians, and educators from around the world to discuss the critical role of nurses in strengthening health systems. The conference provided opportunities for nurses and other health colleagues to share best practices and core competencies for global health and inter-professional education.