The Impact of Social Support on Breastfeeding

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Running head: THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL SUPPORT ON BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS INKANSAS CITY MISSOURIProject Title - THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL SUPPORT ON BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS INKANSAS CITY MISSOURIPrimary contact person
1THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL SUPPORT ON BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS IN KANSASCITY MISSOURIExecutive SummaryThis program proposal aims to reduce the infant mortality rates in Kansas City, Missouri byincreasing the rate of breastfeeding infants and promoting the importance of breastfeedingamong the lactating mothers. The objectives were to increase the breastfeeding rates and also toincrease the support of the healthcare sectors and workplaces towards the young, working andeconomically deprived mothers. The interventions were aimed at the healthcare sectors and theworkplaces. Such interventions would enable the successful rise in the number of breastfeedinginfants and also a significant decrease in the infant mortality rates.
2THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL SUPPORT ON BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS IN KANSASCITY MISSOURITable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Target audiences..............................................................................................................................4Summary of needs assessment.........................................................................................................6Socio-ecological factors...................................................................................................................7Stakeholders and Resources............................................................................................................9Objective and goals........................................................................................................................11The Social Ecological Health Behavior Model.............................................................................11Intervention strategy and activities................................................................................................12Logic model...................................................................................................................................13Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................14Reference List................................................................................................................................15
3THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL SUPPORT ON BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS IN KANSASCITY MISSOURIIntroductionBreastfeeding plays an important role in the maintenance of both maternal and infanthealth. Breast milk is known to contain all the nutrients that are able to provide a completenutrition to the infants. It provides benefits with respect to growth, health, development andimmunity. Breast fed infants are less likely to develop medical conditions like respiratoryillnesses, obesity, among others (Victoraet al., 2016). Moreover, breastfeeding also impacts therelationship between the mother and child as it increases the bonding between the mother and herchild. It reduces the risk of the mothers in developing breast cancer as well as ovarian cancer.Moreover, breastfeeding is also economically more advantageous than the feeding of formulamilk (Dieterichet al., 2013). However, breastfeeding rates have been on a continuous decline.In the United States, there is an alarming decrease in the number of mothers to initiateand continue breastfeeding. It has been found that 79% of US mothers never initiatebreastfeeding. Moreover, it was found that only 49% continue breastfeeding for 6 months, whileonly 27% continue breastfeeding for 12 months (Fear, 2016). In Kansas City, the breastfeedingrates were low and were found to be below the national averages (High5kansas.org, 2018).Figure 1:Statistics showing the breastfeeding rates in Kansas city
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