Clinical Lactation Monograph: Cultural Competence

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Cultural Competency is a concise collection of articles that will help you improve your effectiveness when working with mothers from different cultures. Topics include:

• Assumptions about different cultural groups and how they impact breastfeeding support
• Shoshone and Arapaho tribal breastfeeding traditions shared through oral folklore
• Barriers to decreasing health disparities in infant mortality for African Americans
• Effects of inflammation and trauma on health disparities that result in higher rates of infant mortality among minority populations
• Barriers to breastfeeding experienced by Black mothers and how lactation consultants can support them more effectively
• Social support and breastfeeding self-efficacy among Black mothers
• Decreasing pregnancy, birth, and lactation health disparities in the urban core
• Positive changes in breastfeeding rates within the African American community
• Grassroots breastfeeding organizations serving African American mothers


Editor: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

ISBN: 9781939807359

Total Pages: 132



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