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Communications/Connection and Conflict Resolution Within the Extended Family

by Shu-Fang Wang, PhD, RN, CNM, IBCLC, President Chinese Lactation Consultant Association
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Handout: No

One of the biggest differences between Eastern culture and Western culture the tight connection of family. In Eastern culture, there is a traditional culture for postpartum practice called “doing the month (DTM) ”. Including dietary taboos, lifestyle restriction, such as No hair washing, no bathing, and also parental self-regulation. This kind of confinement is very difficult for the young generation, and it causes a lot of conflicts within family. Based on affection exchange theory(AFE), by using active listening skills to accept the expressions of both parties. To praise ANY behavior whichever is nicer to the other. To facilitate the mutual experiences on positive feelings in the same living target, connecting and caring all people’s needs on-site. Acting is considered as a connector, to emphasize and to enlarge the two parties' commonality. Hence, the consensus building and the making the feasible strategies for a change are necessary.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1) Recognize the influence of family bonding and traditional Asia culture on breastfeeding;

Objective 2) Describe the common conflicts of parenting between the extended family and the nuclear family;

Objective 3) List the sources of breastfeeding support for the extended family;

Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks