The Hispanic NursesTM
NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.
Educating Hispanic Moms on Infant Nutrition and Feeding Choices
Washington, DC (November 14, 2013) — When it comes to deciding what to feed your baby, having access to credible information and available options is critical. With Hispanic babies now accounting for more than 25 percent of births in the United States according to the U.S. Census, there is an increasing need for Hispanic moms to have access to Spanish-language resources that can help them make an informed decision about what is best for the nutrition of their babies and families.
Well-regarded registered dietitian Claudia Gonzalez, who has more than 15 years of experience working with moms and babies in the Hispanic community, understands the Hispanic moms' need for more access to infant nutrition and feeding resources.
“As a Hispanic mother of three, I experienced firsthand the difficulties of obtaining infant feeding information in my primary language,” says Gonzalez. “While I am bilingual, having access to Spanish-language resources is something I find comfort in, especially when embarking on something unfamiliar, like when I became a new mom.”
Helpful Resources for New Mothers
In partnership with the NAHN, Abbott Nutrition is trying to bridge this resource gap by raising awareness of the availability of Similac’s newly launched StrongMoms Español, a free program that provides Hispanic moms relevant, Spanish-language resources that can help give babies a great nutritional start, whether breastfeeding, formula-feeding or a combination of both.
NAHN nurses will be on-site at the Miami and Los Angeles “Mamas that Nourish” events with educational resources, availability for one-on-one consultations, and helpful tips on maternal empowerment. “Nurses are frequently the healthcare provider who spends the most time with parents and we feel it is essential to be part of the process to educate and equip parents to feel fully informed, confident, and judgment-free in the decisions they make to meet their babies’ nutritional needs,” explains Celia Besore, Executive Director.
“StrongMoms Español provides moms with expert advice on infant nutrition from the beginning of pregnancy through baby’s first year,” adds Gonzalez. “This is exactly the kind of information I wish I had available when I had my first child.”
Moms who enroll will receive weekly emails about baby’s development, prenatal nutrition and infant nutrition, as well as product samples and coupons. Moms can join the program by visiting es.similac.com/unete.
Useful Feeding Tips
Gonzalez understands the community’s needs and shares in the mission to empower moms through providing education on feeding choices. Some of her infant nutrition and feeding tips include:
For more information, visit www.es.similac.com.
Strong Moms Español events are Courtesy of Abbott Nutrition.
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