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Advancing Breastfeeding Equity While Addressing Trauma

June 17, 2021


This ASTHOConnect took place on June 17, 2021. State teams participating in the SPAN/Breastfeeding Learning Community and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Learning Community learned how trauma such as ACEs could impact an individual’s breastfeeding experience and related risk and protective factors. Participants also learned about trauma-informed strategies for supporting breastfeeding parents and opportunities for collaboration between breastfeeding and behavioral health programs. The webinar aimed to enable participants to:

  1. Describe how traumatic factors can affect a person’s breastfeeding experience.
  2. Describe the ACEs and breastfeeding shared risk and protective factors.
  3. Discuss effective trauma-informed strategies for supporting breastfeeding trauma survivors.