A Closer Look on the Ground: Breastfeeding Practices, Benefits, and Challenges in Jordan
Breastfeeding is the optimal method of enteral nutrition for infants in the first year of life due to the many health benefits it offers both infants and mothers, including improved immunity and reduced risk of breast cancer, respectively. Despite the critical importance of the practice, mothers often face breastfeeding challenges related to their caregiver work status, demographic factors, psychosocial attributes, health-care attributes, biomedical constraints, and policies, which can lead to increased use of formula and decreased exclusive breastfeeding.
In this webinar, distinguished panelists will share insights from recent studies on breastfeeding practices, challenges Jordanian women face, and the protective effects of breastfeeding on the mother’s health overall, especially related to breast cancer.
- Dr. Moad Al Rahamneh | Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab
- Dr. Reem Al Ajlouni | Director, Jordan Breast Cancer Program
- Ms. Zeinab Al Bukhari | Breastfeeding Counselor, Institute for Family Health
- Dr. Ayah Talal Zaidalkilani | Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of Petra