Live Webinar Examining Factors Influencing African-American Breastfeeding Rates - Register Now

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As we round the corner into August, World Breastfeeding Week is on the horizon early in the month. Additionally, it is Black Breastfeeding Week the last week of August. I want to draw your attention to the August live webinar scheduled right in the middle of Black Breastfeeding Week, on August 28th, 2018 at 1 PM Eastern.

A Qualitative Study of Social, Cultural, and Historical Influences on African American Women's Infant-Feeding Practices will be presented by Stephanie DeVane-Johnson, Ph.D., CNM.

African Americans have the lowest breastfeeding rate of any race. Despite widespread agreement that breastfeeding is optimal nutrition and essential for long-term health benefits, there is a breastfeeding disparity along racial/ethnic lines. Evidence suggests that women do not decide on infant feeding methods alone: There are social barriers, family traditions/culture and socio-historical influences that affect infant feeding decisions for some African American mothers.

The purpose of this presentation is to identify and describe cultural/socio-historical factors influencing breastfeeding beliefs and behaviors among contemporary African American women. Socio-historical factors include events, experiences and other phenomena that have been socially, generationally and culturally passed down and integrated into families and communities that influence health beliefs and health behaviors.

This webinar will cost $28 for members/$38 for non-members.  After the live presentation, this webinar will be available for recorded viewing in our online store.

1.0 contact hour may be earned as CNE credit for attending the entire activity and completing a participant evaluation by 10/31/2018. 1.0 Lamaze Contact Hour may be earned for attending the entire activity and completing a participant evaluation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15932 for 1.2 contact hours. This program is recognized by ICEA for 1.0 contact hour. CERPs pending. Partial credit is not awarded.

About Stephanie DeVane-Johnson, Ph.D., CNM

DeVane-Johnson head shot 2018.jpgStephanie DeVane-Johnson Ph.D., CNM is an Assistant Professor at Duke University in the School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and Certification in Nurse-Midwifery from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in Nursing from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been a Certified Nurse-Midwife for 20 years and has extensive experience in maternal/child health. Her passion and program of research is breastfeeding and health disparities in African Americans.  

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