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Breastfeeding support for mothers

Hall Smith co-edits book on positively affecting breastfeeding outcomes

Cover art from Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better TomorrowCover art from Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow
Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Olivia Wood.

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Praeclarus Press proudly announces the release of Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow edited by Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC and Paige Hall Smith, MSPH, PhD. The publication represents the best of recent scholarship in breastfeeding, with papers from the 2014 Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference. Together the papers form a compelling, readable volume and an insightful guide to help mothers get the support they need.

As director of UNCG’s Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, Dr. Smith’s work focuses on developing an interdisciplinary and collaborative research and scholarship program on the health, wellness and quality of life of women, girls and the LGBTQI populations.

As director of UNCG’s Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, Dr. Smith’s work focuses on developing an interdisciplinary and collaborative research and scholarship program on the health, wellness and quality of life of women, girls and the LGBTQI populations.

Mothers are more likely to breastfeed if their friends, families, health care providers, colleagues, and communities support them. Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow describes how to create this supportive culture by developing relationships with groups that can help mothers reach their breastfeeding goals. Topics include: forming partnerships with health care providers; community, state, and national organizations; and diverse communities to reduce disparities in breastfeeding and increase equity in outcomes. In addition, communities can foster support for new mothers through social media and traditional forms of communication.

The official launch of Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow took place March 2016 at the eleventh annual Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Praeclarus Press published the companion volume, It Takes a Village: The Role of Greater Community in Inspiring and Empowering Women to Breastfeed, in 2015. To purchase these books, please visit the Praeclarus Press online store.

Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC, and Fellow of ACPM, ABM, and ILCA, is Professor and Director, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Co-editor of two recent books on women and breastfeeding, and author of scores scientific publications and chapters, Dr Labbok is pleased to serve as the co-director of the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference series.

Paige Hall Smith, PhD, MSPH is Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness and associate professor of Public Health Education at UNC Greensboro. She is founder and co-director of the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference. She is author of Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities.

Praeclarus Press is a small press founded by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA that specializes in women’s health. It features books, webinars, and products that support women’s health throughout their lifespan. Based in Amarillo, Texas, the mission of Praeclarus Press is to produce materials that change women’s lives.

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