Damio G, Hill N, Lebron E. 1995. Lactancia: Herencia y orgullo—A manual for the training of breastfeeding peer counselors in the Puerto Rican community. Hartford, CT: Hispanic Health Council, 2 v.
Annotation: This manual, available in English and Spanish, uses a participatory training model to help peer counselors promote breastfeeding in the Puerto Rican community in Hartford, Connecticut. The title translates into English as "Breastfeeding: Heritage and Pride." The authors include material that will help peer counselors reach the target population more effectively. The two main training themes are the breastfeeding family and reclaiming breastfeeding as a cultural practice. The guide contains materials for eight training sessions that cover the benefits of breastfeeding, the breast and how it works, breastfeeding and the Puerto Rican community, prevention and management of breastfeeding problems, and counseling skills. Appendices include forms, supporting materials, and transparencies for use in the training sessions; and information about Puerto Rican history, culture, language, and diet. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: Hispanic Health Council, Center for Women and Children's Health, 175 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106, Telephone: (860) 527-0856 Fax: (860) 724-0437 Web Site: http://www.hispanichealth.com/hhc/womenandchildren $30.00 for each language, $50.00 for both English and Spanish includes shipping and handling.
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Connecticut, Ethnic groups, Peer counselors, Puerto Ricans, Spanish language materials, Training