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Health Equity & Marginalized Populations
Health Equity & Marginalized Populations

Fri, Jun 07


Online Meeting

Health Equity & Marginalized Populations

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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Time & Location

Jun 07, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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About The Event

Canadian breastfeeding rates remain suboptimal. While over 90% of parents initiate breastfeeding nationally, only ~ 60% continue any breastfeeding to 6 months, and only 35% do so exclusively, as recommended. Breastfeeding rates vary widely across Canada and among populations leading to health inequities.  

Exploring the diverse physical, sociocultural and environmental factors that impact breastfeeding as well as the interventions tailored to the needs of specific populations is needed to address these inequities.  This session will highlight the work being done by Canadian Researchers to address this important topic and protect, promote and support breastfeeding for all Canadian families.


Dr. Shela Hirani, PhD, MScN, BScN, RN, IBCLC Associate Professor, University of Regina

Presentation title “Barriers Affecting Breastfeeding Practices of Refugee Mothers: A Critical Ethnography in Saskatchewan, Canada”

Dr. Rosann Edwards, PhD, MScN, RN, IBCLC Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick

Presentation title "Nursing and Human Milk as Harm Reduction for Marginalized Parents"

Dr. Karen McQueen, RN PhD, Professor, Lakehead University,

Presentation title: "Infant Feeding and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome"


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