Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Vowell Johnson, Kelly
There is a stigma surrounding breastfeeding in the public community, places of employment, and health care facilities. This paper focuses on the impact health care workers have on the mother's decision to breastfeed her infant, and her ability to continue breastfeeding as the primary source of infant nutrition. This paper includes experiences from an internship with Tiny Tusks, which provides breastfeeding support to mothers in the Northwest Arkansas area. Tiny Tusks allows for a better understanding of the community's breastfeeding needs and provides support to breastfeeding mothers in order to reduce the stigma associated with breastfeeding. In health care environments, mothers are more likely to exclusively breastfeed when health care workers provide support and education regarding the benefits of breastfeeding.
breastfeeding, maternal and infant health, nursing, lactation, health care
Clark, J. (2021). Tiny Tusks Internship: The Effect of Health Care Providers' Education and Attitudes toward Breastfeeding on the Mother's Decision to Breastfeed. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/137