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Advancing Human Milk Banking Through an Equity Lens

by Marion Rice, Ed.D., IBCLC by Kimberly Seals Allers, BS, MA
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 E-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
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This session will look at challenges to reducing the barriers to greater availability of banked human milk within the context of breastfeeding inequities, disparities in birth outcomes and the state of motherhood in the United States. The session will provide participants with understanding of the evidence around the inequities in preterm birth and infant mortality rates of specific cultural groups and the importance of advancing human milk banking and breastfeeding as a primary strategy for improving the health of the most vulnerable citizens, babies through an equity lens.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe an overview of equity issues applied to human milk banking.

Objective 2: To discuss the changing landscape for human milk banking acquisition and distribution?

Objective 3: To discuss the need for better public education about human milk donation and therapies based in culturally responsive principles?

Categories: Human Milk Banks,