Effective promotion of breastfeeding among Latin American women newly immigrated to the United States.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Across the United States, advance practice nurses (APNs) are increasingly encountering recently immigrated Latin American populations. This article provides an overview of the situation of Latin Americans in the United States and discusses aspects of Latin American culture such as, respeto (respect), confianza (confidence), the importance of family, and the value of a personal connection. Strategies that will assist practitioners to incorporate culturally holistic principles in the promotion of breastfeeding among Latin American women who are new arrivals in the United States are described. If practitioners are to respond to the increasing numbers of Latin American women who need health care services, and also provide thorough, holistic health care then health care activities must be integrated with cultural competence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Denman-Vitale, S; Murillo, EK

Published Date

  • July 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 51 - 60

PubMed ID

  • 10661118

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5138

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-9311

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004650-199907000-00009


  • eng