Breastfeeding and Incarceration

Thursday, January 19, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   Eastern Standard Time

Join ASTHO’s Maternal and Infant team and breastfeeding professionals for a webinar addressing lactation education and support for incarcerated persons.  Experts will address the power of breastmilk and how that positively impacts the incarcerated population.   

Learning Objectives:  

  • Understand the current policies for pregnant and lactating persons that are incarcerated.
  • Learn how the mother-baby bond is created while the birthing and or lactating person is incarcerated and in what ways the mother baby bond can be sustained.
  • Comprehend how breastfeeding is a preventative factor against postpartum depression and a psychological benefit for incarcerated lactating persons.


  • Elon Geffrard BS, ICCE, CLC, CD (DONA), Birth Detroit
  • Monica Esparza, New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force
  • Maribel Lemus, New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force


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