Abbott Nutrition Launches Breastfeeding and Cultural Competency InitiativesNovember 23, 2010
Did you know that 1 in 4 infants born in the U.S. is to an immigrant mother? And that 61% of new mothers identify returning to work as one of the largest barriers to breastfeeding?
With over 80 years of experience creating superior nutritional products, Abbott Nutrition is committed to the health and nutritional well-being of mothers and babies. To further their ongoing commitment to breastfeeding education and cultural objectives, Origo Branding Company just assisted Abbott in the launch of the Breastfeeding and Cultural Competency Program. In this initiative, three programs are offered to hospitals and mothers:
- ANHI Online Continuing Education Credits Course for Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians on Cultural Competency and Infant Nutrition
- Multilingual Breastfeeding Education Program of 15 educational areas that support and promote breastfeeding initiation and duration in 21 different languages.
- Workplace Lactation Programs for Lower-Wage and Hourly Workers that provides bilingual support for employers and employees who may have different support needs due to the circumstances of their jobs.
Through these programs, hospitals will now be able to serve as a key resource and support for mothers from a broad range of backgrounds. Whether it be a new mother entering back into the workplace or an immigrant mother looking for answers, Abbott Nutrition will now be on the forefront to provide nurses, dieticians, and healthcare professionals the tools they need to educate mothers on how to provide the best nutrition for their babies.
Learn more about Abbott’s commitment to breastfeeding education here.