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Historical Trauma, Racism and White Privilege: The Barriers to Breastfeeding Success

by Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Lactation

Too often when discussing barriers to breastfeeding there tends to be a focus on education, poverty, and familial support. However, when we truly look at the causes of health disparities and inequities it is racism and discrimination that are at fault. For many of us, this can be a difficult realization and conversation to have. In this session, Ms. Goldhammer will discuss how Communities of Color are impacted by intergenerational trauma specifically when it comes to attachment and bonding as well as the role that racism and white privilege play in today’s modern day field of lactation. She will conclude with ways in which we can create meaningful impact and further advance racial equity in our field and most importantly in the communities we serve.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Students will be able to define historical trauma and identify how it impacts attachment and bonding;

Objective 2: Students will be able to list 3 health conditions that disproportionally affect Communities of Color as a result of low breastfeeding rates;

Objective 3: Students will be able to assess how implicit bias impacts the way we serve families, particularly Families of Color.