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Cultural Challenges, Creative Solutions


Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Cultural Challenges, Creative Solutions

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Event Details

Wednesday, January 11, 2011 

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Program Description

This one day seminar will provide important and useful information to overcome the challenges we face when working with the diverse populations in Southern California.

We will gain insights into cultural beliefs related to breastfeeding among Asian American mothers.  We will discuss jaundice in Asian infants.

We will discuss concerns of African American mothers and methods for addressing them to support and protect breastfeeding. 

We will review data on breastfeeding among foreign and US born Latina women. The effects of acculturation, barriers to exclusive breastfeeding and specific cultural beliefs that impact exclusive breastfeeding in foreign and US born Latina women will be discussed.

The concept of Perceived Insufficient Milk Supply (PIMS) will be described and we will identify how PIMS affects exclusive and any breastfeeding among Latina mothers.

Teens are a special group of people and are often overlooked as a ‘cultural group’. We will look at their needs and describe successful interventions to support their parenting skills, including breastfeeding.


Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

· Discuss information and tools for use with pregnant, birthing, breastfeeding and early parenting Asian populations

· Describe three benefits and three barriers of breastfeeding particular to the African American population

· List three concerns of Latina mothers and methods for addressing them to support and protect breastfeeding

· Describe three strategies to improve breastfeeding initiation and duration rates when working with teen parents


  • Mei Ling Schwartz, MPH - Kaiser Permanente Panorama Medical Center, Director, Health & Physician Education
  • Sharen Anthony, MFCC, RD - PHFE WIC, Senior Nutritionist, Teen Coordinator, outreach and networking with pregnant minor programs
  • Vanessa Annibali, MS, IBCLC, RLC - PHFE WIC, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program, breastfeeding mentoring, nutrition education and staff breastfeeding training







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When & Where

The California Endowment
1000 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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