Praeclarus Press Announces the Release of New Book on Breastfeeding Support for Mothers, Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow

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Mothers need a network of breastfeeding support to increase the likelihood that they will breastfeed. Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow, edited by Miriam Labbok and Paige Hall Smith, examines how society, communities and institutions can make changes that will positively effect breastfeeding outcomes.

Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow

Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow

How can we ever expect mothers to meet their breastfeeding goals if the community infrastructures which frame their lives don’t allow for it?

Praeclarus Press proudly announces the release of Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow edited by Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC and Paige Hall Smith, MSPH, PhD. The publication represents the best of recent scholarship in breastfeeding, with papers from the 2014 Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference. Together the papers form a compelling, readable volume and an insightful guide to help mothers get the support they need.

Mothers are more likely to breastfeed if their friends, families, health care providers, colleagues, and communities support them. Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow describes how to create this supportive culture by developing relationships with groups that can help mothers reach their breastfeeding goals. Topics include: forming partnerships with health care providers; community, state, and national organizations; and diverse communities to reduce disparities in breastfeeding and increase equity in outcomes. In addition, communities can foster support for new mothers through social media and traditional forms of communication.

The official launch of Advancing Breastfeeding: Forging Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow took place March 2016 at the eleventh annual Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Praeclarus Press published the companion volume, It Takes a Village: The Role of Greater Community in Inspiring and Empowering Women to Breastfeed, in 2015. To purchase these books, please visit the Praeclarus Press online store.

Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC, and Fellow of ACPM, ABM, and ILCA, is Professor and Director, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Co-editor of two recent books on women and breastfeeding, and author of scores scientific publications and chapters, Dr Labbok is pleased to serve as the co-director of the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference series.

Paige Hall Smith, PhD, MSPH is Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness and associate professor of Public Health Education at UNC Greensboro. She is founder and co-director of the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference. She is author of Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities.

Praeclarus Press is a small press founded by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA that specializes in women’s health. It features books, webinars, and products that support women's health throughout their lifespan. Based in Amarillo, Texas, the mission of Praeclarus Press is to produce materials that change women’s lives.

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