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Develop your skills as a childbirth educator and stay up-to-date on key topics in the field with Lamaze online educational offerings. Online educational offerings also allow you to earn contact hours towards Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) certification or recertification.

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JPE 27.2: A Qualitative study of Social, cultural, and Historical Influences on African American Women’s Infant-Feeding Practices

The purpose of this study was to describe cultural factors influencing African American mothers’ perceptions about infant feeding. Analysis of six focus group discussions of diverse African American mothers yielded sociohistorical factors that are rarely explored in the breastfeeding literature. These factors are events, experiences, and other phenomena that have been culturally, socially, and generationally passed down and integrated into families, potentially influencing breastfeeding beliefs and behaviors. The results from this study illuminate fascinating aspects of African American history and the complex context that frames some African American women’s choice about breastfeeding versus artificial supplementation feeding. This study also demonstrates the need for developing family centered and culturally relevant strategies to increase the African American breastfeeding rate.

Cost: $20

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Online Education Majority Countries Discount Program

What is it?

Majority World or Countries is an alternative and more geographically accurate term for Developing World, Global South, or Third World. We recognize that many international educators in majority countries cannot afford easily accessible online education on topics relating to childbirth education. In an effort to narrow this gap, Lamaze International is pleased to share our new Majority Countries Discount Program, making much of our online education available for free to educators in these areas. These hours will be valid towards recertification.

Who is eligible for this program?

Eligibility is tied to your location – anyone located in the countries on the United Nations’ Developing Countries list is eligible to take advantage of this program and access education through this discount program. As the United Nations adjusts this list, eligibility may change.

What activities are included in this discount program?

This discount is valid towards all of the following types of online education:

  • Homestudies
  • On-Demand Learning
  • Webinar Recordings

What do I do to participate?

To participate, just create an account on our Online Education Portal. Click on an activity to view its full description and information. Click “Purchase this course” and check out – that’s it! Our learning system will see your location, and automatically apply the discount for you.