Breastfeeding Among Young Mothers
The purpose of this study is to understand how breastfeeding behavior modification can enable breast cancer risk reduction among young, diverse mothers. This study uses community-based participatory research to investigate multi-level (social and structural) barriers and facilitators of breastfeeding in this vulnerable population.
- Identify social and structural barriers to breastfeeding among young mothers
- Learn motivators of breastfeeding for young mothers during their child’s first year.
- Develop a community-driven policy or programmatic intervention in our target population.
Brighter Beginnings, Dani Soto (Co-Investigator)
Elva Castellanos, Program Coordinator
Email: ECastellanos@phi.org | Phone: (510) 285-5693
CAHC's Breastfeeding Among Young Mothers research project was featured this February by Alec Rosenberg of the UC Newsroom. Read the article on our Announcements page or on the University of California website.
Come join us for a presentation of the Young Mothers Research (YMR) Project findings given by CAHC Director Alison Chopel and Young Mother Researcher Bre’Jaynae Joiner! Our presentation explores the social and structural barriers and facilitators, as well as motivators, to breastfeeding among young mothers in their child’s first year.
When: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:00 –1:00 pm
Where: Public Health Institute Oakland Headquarters (555 12th Street, 10th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607) - 11th Street Conference Room
Please RSVP with Elva Castellanos at firstname.lastname@example.org.