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Promoting breastfeeding among culturally diverse families in Australia

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Research findings on strategies to promote and support breastfeeding among culturally diverse families in Australia.

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The Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH CRE) invites you to join a live webinar (via zoom)

Promoting breastfeeding among culturally diverse families in Australia

Australian children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have higher rates of childhood obesity. Improving breastfeeding rates is important to promote infant health and reduce the risks of obesity in early childhood. To reach and engage culturally diverse minority groups, tailored intervention approaches are needed. This webinar presents outcomes from two PhD research projects focusing on infant feeding influences and strategies to promote breastfeeding among Chinese and Arabic mothers in Australia.

Presentation 1: Understanding the key influences of breast and formula feeding practices among Chinese Australian mothers. Konsita will present the findings from studies investigating current breastfeeding trends among Chinese Australian mothers, key factors influencing their feeding practices and insights on culturally specific strategies to better support Chinese Australian mothers to breastfeed.

Presentation 2: Cultural adaptation of the Healthy Beginnings program among Arabic speaking mothers. Sarah will present findings from her PhD research investigating of culturally adapting the Healthy Beginnings program, focusing on infant feeding. She will describe the cultural adaptation process and participants' perspectives of the adapted program.

Facilitated discussion: Dr Penny Love, Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition, Deakin University.

Contact: konsita.kuswara@sydney.edu.au

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