In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, lactation consultant Camie Goldhammer reviews how communities of color are reclaiming breastfeeding as an indigenous food source.

Learning Objectives

  • Review how breastfeeding was historically discouraged among communities of color and the barriers that created.
  • List three benefits of breastfeeding as noted in the scientific literature.
  • Review how public health professionals from across many disciplines and departments can support breastfeeding through their work.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; maternal and child health specialists


Camie Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Discussion Questions

  1. How does your community or the communities you work with view breastfeeding?
  2. How does (or could) the work of your department or program better support breastfeeding?
Air Date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Maternal and Child Health
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills