Presentation Information

Kimberly Moore-Salas

The Power of Story Telling: A Tool for Addressing Historical Trauma and Breastfeeding

Abstract:

Native people are natural story tellers. This method of knowledge exchange has been around for thousands of years. Story telling is a fundamental tool that has been used to pass down information, share ideas and a teaching opportunity within Indigenous communities. It allows understanding of lived experiences and consequences to sustain and restore balance for many generations. An important component of lactation counseling is we can learn from an Indigenous lens from listening to one’s story when addressing breastfeeding families.