Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2017 The Impact of Social and Cultural Values on Breastfeeding Practice and Strategies to Address Disparities


At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the disparities in breastfeeding rates in different populations of women in the U.S.;
  2. Name at least three ways that cultural or social values have negatively impacted breastfeeding rates in the U.S.;
  3. Identify at least three cultural or social values that strengthen or support breastfeeding mothers; and
  4. Name a strategy that has been successful in changing cultural norms to encourage or increase breastfeeding within a population of mothers in the U.S.

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Presenter 1
Naomi Bar-Yam, PhD, ACSW Executive Director, Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast President, Human Milk Banking Association of North America

Presenter 2
Kimberly Seals Allers, MS, Director, First Food Friendly Community Initiative & Author, The Mocha Manual and The Big Let Down

Presenter 3
Ruth Lawrence, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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