Engaging Community With Promotores de Salud to Support Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding Among Latinas Residing in Los Angeles County: Salud con Hyland's

Health Care Women Int. 2015;36(6):711-29. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2014.900060. Epub 2014 Apr 22.


The Salud con Hyland's Project: Comienzo Saludable, Familia Sana [Health With Hyland's Project: Healthy Start, Healthy Family],was developed to provide education and support to Latina mothers regarding healthy infant feeding practices and maternal health. The promotora-delivered intervention was comprised of two charlas (educational sessions) and a supplemental, culturally and linguistically relevant infant feeding and care rolling calendar. Results indicate that the intervention increased intention to breastfeed exclusively, as well as to delay infant initiation of solids by 5 to 6 months. Qualitative feedback identified barriers to maternal and child health education as well as highlighted several benefits of the intervention.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Breast Feeding*
  • Community Health Workers*
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Female
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Hispanic or Latino / education*
  • Hispanic or Latino / psychology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Los Angeles / epidemiology
  • Mexico / ethnology
  • Mothers / education*
  • Mothers / psychology
  • Program Evaluation
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires