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CHW Support Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding Among Latinas in Los Angeles County: Salud con Hyland’s

Health Care Women Int. 2014 Mar 13. [Pubmed Abstract]

Engaging Community With Promotores de Salud to Support Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding Among Latinas Residing in Los Angeles County: Salud con Hyland’s
Rios-Ellis B, Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, Espinoza L, Galvez G, Garcia-Vega M

The Salud con Hyland’s Project: Comienzo Saludable, Familia Sana (Health with Hyland’s Project: Healthy Start, Healthy Family) was developed to provide education and support to Latina mothers regarding healthy infant feeding practices and maternal health. The promotora-delivered intervention was comprised of two charlas (educational sessions) and supplemental culturally and linguistically relevant infant feeding and care rolling calendar. Results indicate that the intervention increased intention of breastfeeding exclusivity as well as delay in infant initiation of solids through 5 to 6 months. Qualitative feedback identified barriers to maternal and child health education as well as highlighted several benefits of the intervention.


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