Making the Case for a Targeted Approach to Racial Equity
Kiddada Green, M.A.T.
Founding Executive Director
Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association, Detroit, MI
Have you ever had difficulty getting a black mother to initiate or continue breastfeeding? Have you ever wondered what makes the black breastfeeding experience unique? Do you want to focus more attention on eliminating the racial disparity in breastfeeding rates, but you find it difficult to present a rationale to your administration? This presentation will answer these questions and more.
Institutions will understand why they need to do more, now, to increase culturally appropriate breastfeeding support for black families.
Participants will learn: 1) To identify health disparities that are affected by low breastfeeding rates. 2) To define the difference between equality and equity in support. 3) To classify barriers to breastfeeding as historical, societal or social.