Event Title

Breastfeeding Practices in the United States

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 10:00 AM

Description

The topic of breast-feeding has long been a controversial issue in the United States. The incidence of breast-feeding in Latino families is the lowest of all major ethnic groups. There are many reasons a family decides to breast or bottle to feed their child. Through the literature, we have analyzed the factors that influence a family’s choice. By analyzing family structures, beliefs, education levels, and cultural norms we have concluded there are many factors that influence their decisions. As future health care providers, we recognize the role we play in educating families and promoting breastfeeding. Through this research, we hope to inform Latino families make the best decisions for their children and to promote healthy outcomes.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 20th, 9:00 AM Apr 20th, 10:00 AM

Breastfeeding Practices in the United States

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

The topic of breast-feeding has long been a controversial issue in the United States. The incidence of breast-feeding in Latino families is the lowest of all major ethnic groups. There are many reasons a family decides to breast or bottle to feed their child. Through the literature, we have analyzed the factors that influence a family’s choice. By analyzing family structures, beliefs, education levels, and cultural norms we have concluded there are many factors that influence their decisions. As future health care providers, we recognize the role we play in educating families and promoting breastfeeding. Through this research, we hope to inform Latino families make the best decisions for their children and to promote healthy outcomes.