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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.
About the Author
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist, IBCLC, and Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is Editor-in-Chief at Praeclarus Press and Clinical Professor of Nursing at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation.