Raising a healthier generation

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Few things are more important for development than proper nutrition. Here are ways to help moms breastfeed their children in order to raise healthier generation.

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Raising a healthier generation

  1. 1. Raising a Healthier Generation: helping moms breastfeed their children Priority mapping my Expert Focus AreaCristina Leos (cristina.leos1@gmail.com) Stanford University
  2. 2. Expert Focus Area (goal) Getting first-time Latina moms in El Paso, Texas to breastfeed their child for 6 months
  3. 3. Priority Mapping Strategies HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AT GETTING MOMS TO BREASTFEED NO, WE YES, WE CAN CAN’T GET GET MOMS MOMS TO TO DO THIS DO THIS INEFFECTIVE AT GETTING MOMS TO BREASTFEED
  4. 4. Priority Mapping Strategies HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AT GETTING Buy breast MOMS TO BREASTFEED pump Hire a wetnurse Buy bras designed for Be a stay at breastfeeding home mom Consult a Pump extra Join online Put breast community Ask milk on forum for ?s Spend 20 pump/bottles health healthcare weekends near crib worker min/night provider for to freeze Watch pumping Spend 20 help Use mobile Attend a min/nightmilk app to learn video onNO, WE CAN’T GET class on sterilizing and track techniqueMOMS TO DO THIS Read benefits to pump YES, WE CAN GET weekly baby MOMS TO DO THIS newsletter on benefits Put saved $ towards Buy pain- special treat relieving Attend a each month lamaz class cream for nipples Join support Ask family group to feed Tell family& baby while friends INEFFECTIVE AT GETTING @work MOMS TO BREASTFEED
  5. 5. Insights 1. The best solutions involve building capacity (e.g. getting information, building skills, and obtaining the proper tools) 2. Effective solutions that are more difficult to implement involve access to personalized advisors and generally take require more time to complete (e.g. scheduling in time each night to prepare breast milk for later, consulting a community health worker) 3. Broader, structural changes can be even more effective at encouraging first-time moms to breastfeed (e.g. making public spaces more breast-feeding friendly, all workplaces providing breaks to breastfeed)
  6. 6. Getting mothers to breastfeed is fundamental to raising a healthier generation. These are just some of the actionable steps that any mother can take to promote breastfeeding. Have more ideas or just interested in behavior and health? Comment below or follow me on Twitter (@consider_change)

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