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Nurturing Mothers: A Two-Part Webinar Series on Breastfeeding Support and Maternal Mental Health

Year Developed: 2024

Resource Type: n.a..

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors Clinicians Outreach Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (See other resources developed by this organization). In collaboration with National Center for Health in Public Housing .

Resource Summary: In Part Two of this series, experts from Affinia Healthcare led a discussion on delivering sensitive and supportive care and fostering a nurturing environment for breastfeeding mothers. Affinia Healthcare shared their approaches to lactation and breastfeeding education, emphasizing their impact on maternal mental health during the perinatal period. Attendees gained practical guidance on developing and implementing effective breastfeeding support initiatives tailored to the needs of diverse communities, focusing on addressing disparities in breastfeeding rates among populations of color. We also discussed emerging Maternal and Infant health concerns and HRSA’s response and recommendations.

Resource Details: These webinars were developed and conducted in partnership with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) and the National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH), aimed at addressing the critical postpartum gap in care and maternal mental health. There is a focus on equipping healthcare professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to support maternal mental health, breastfeeding and improve outcomes for maternal and child health, particularly in communities of color. By attending this series, healthcare professionals were equipped to play a pivotal role in bridging the gap in postpartum care and promoting maternal mental health equity in their communities. Participants gained actionable insights into leveraging telehealth technologies to support evidence-based care and improve mothers' and infants' outcomes.

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special & Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health, Telehealth, Health Equity, Population Health.

Keywords: Access to Care, Blacks/African Americans, Infants, Toddlers, and Children (Pediatrics), Mental Health, Patient Demographics, Residents of Public Housing.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.