2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Breastfeeding educational pamphlet
Patrick I. Casey* and Michelle L. Riefe
Dr. Lin Twining, Faculty Mentor

According to the World Health Organization, Haiti has the highest infant mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere. The purpose of this project was to create a sustainable approach to improve the health of the infants born to women who regularly attend Maison de Naissance, a birthing clinic in Haiti. After reviewing the literature and interviewing workers at the clinic, breastfeeding was selected as the focus for this project. Community partners at the clinic assisted in completing an assessment of the attitudes and behaviors of the women attending the clinic. This identified important misconceptions about breastfeeding among the patients. The priority population has significantly low literacy rates. This factor was critically important in determining the content for the brochure. Thus, the five steps recommended in the NCI publication Clear & Simple were followed. The priority population was defined, priority population research was conducted, a concept was developed, then the content and visuals were developed and ultimately it was pretested and revised.

Keywords: breastfeeding, global health, health, women, maternal health

Topic(s):Health Science
Biology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 5-14
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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