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TaNefer L. Camara

Meet Them Where They Are: Applying a Multidisciplinary, Equitable and Sustainable Approach to Breastfeeding and Lactation Practice & Promotion

  • Speaker: TaNefer L. Camara , MS-HCA,IBCLC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

It’s been a decade since the Surgeon General’s call to action to support breastfeeding. While great strides have been made to improve breastfeeding rates in the US, diverging societal conditions, disparate birth outcomes and changing family dynamics have necessitated adjustment and adaptation of more inclusive and multifaceted approaches to lactation support. With up to 34% of birthing people having experienced a traumatic birth, one study has shown how the effect on breastfeeding can go in either direction. If we factor in housing instability, mental health and race/immigration status we see greater disparities and/or differing needs according to the target population. However, the paradox is that these issues are not mutually exclusive, therefore a one size fits all approach is not sufficient. The COVID-19 Pandemic shed light on pre-existing gaps and disparities in this field and forced us to reimagine what breastfeeding promotion, protection and support should and can be. Implementing a multi-disciplinary plan to approach breastfeeding and lactation should be the trend moving forward. In this presentation you will learn how to:

Identify disciplines that can collaborate with lactation specialists to support breastfeeding promotion. Discuss challenges in supporting populations with multiple needs and high risk. Strategize a plan for reaching marginalized communities and populations at high risk and high need for lactation support.

Live Presentation Schedule

Apr 4, 2022