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  1. 1. Importance of Breastfeeding in Hispanic Women Persuasive Speech By Liz Williams SP111
  2. 2. Bottle Feeding Over Breastfeeding <ul><li>Bottle Feeding is chosen instead if breastfeeding because of: </li></ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Influence from society </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hispanic Women less likely to breastfeed <ul><li>Hispanics born or having lived in the U.S. for several years less likely to breastfeed </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanics just coming to the U.S. and Caucasians more likely to breastfeed </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why? <ul><li>U.S. has a negative impact on breastfeeding </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of education and promotion of breastfeeding </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in attitude while trying to adopt cultural beliefs of the U.S. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Statistics from a study in the American Journal of Public Health <ul><li>Out of 4,207 mothers and 3,013 fathers: </li></ul><ul><li>Being born in the U.S. reduced odds of breastfeeding by 85% </li></ul><ul><li>Every year living in the U.S. reduces initial breastfeeding by 4% </li></ul>
  6. 6. Factors preventing Hispanic women from breastfeeding <ul><li>Pain </li></ul><ul><li>Embarassment </li></ul><ul><li>Inconvenience </li></ul><ul><li>Opposed in public </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Mother <ul><li>Increased Oxytocin Production leading to less postpartum bleeding and a more rapid return of the uterus to normal </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased risk of Osteoporosis, premenopausal breast cancer, and ovarian cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Increased weight loss </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced risk of type 2 Diabetes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Baby <ul><li>Breast milk contains antibodies and nutrients the baby needs to grow, develop, and stay healthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer respiratory and ear infections </li></ul><ul><li>Less gastrointestinal upset </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased allergies </li></ul><ul><li>Improved cognition </li></ul>
  9. 9. Financial Benefits of Breastfeeding <ul><li>Breastfeeding=$670 for breast pump and other supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Bottle Feeding=$1,440 for formula and other supplies for one year </li></ul><ul><li>Breastfeeding decreases number of doctor visits for the baby </li></ul>
  10. 10. Educate and Promote <ul><li>Promote overcoming personal and cultural barriers associated with breastfeeding in Hispanic women </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage more research, breastfeeding education, and promotion projects </li></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>Haffner, Hazuda, Mitchell, Patterson, and Stern (1991). Increased incidence of type 2 Diabetes in mexican Americans. American Diabetes Association. </li></ul><ul><li>Schlickau, J., & Wilson, M. (2005). Development and testing of a prenatal breastfeeding education intervention for Hispanic women. Journal of Perinatal Education . </li></ul><ul><li>Gibson-Davis, C., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2006). Couples' immigration status and ethnicity as determinants of breastfeeding. American Journal of Public Health . </li></ul>

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