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Keywords

Culture, Exclusive breastfeeding, Hispanic, Newborn, Pregnancy

 

Authors

  1. Hernandez, Ivonne F. BS, RN

ABSTRACT

This article focuses on assisting nurses with the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in Hispanic women through the understanding of their heritage, cultural traditions, and acculturation. Nurses can incorporate these traditions into daily nursing practice in order to enhance the breastfeeding experience of Hispanic mothers. Because exclusive breastfeeding is low in minority groups in the United States, it is essential that nurses use the initial postpartum period to help educate women about exclusive breastfeeding. In order to accomplish this, nurses need culturally specific information, which promotes cultural traditions and also encourages breastfeeding.