Failing to initiate and sustain breastfeeding for the recommended 6-month duration can lead to enduring health challenges for both mothers and infants.
Low breastfeeding rates among African Americans/Blacks (AA/B) result in serious health challenges for mothers and infants. AA/B infants face high mortality rates and risks like asthma and SIDS, while mothers contend with chronic illnesses. Benten offers KULEA-NET, an app addressing these complex barriers, providing evidence-based breastfeeding support.
KULEA-NET empowers AA/B mothers by:
- Comprehensive Support: Addressing multifaceted breastfeeding barriers across socio-ecological layers.
- Boosting Knowledge and Self-Efficacy: Providing the tools and information needed to enhance breastfeeding confidence and intention.
- Improving Health Outcomes: Aiming to increase breastfeeding initiation, duration, and EBF rates at 6 months, thereby promoting better maternal and infant health.
With KULEA-NET, we’re on a mission to transform the breastfeeding landscape for AA/B mothers, fostering healthier futures for both generations.