The Elephant Often Ignored: Bias & Politics of Artificial Infant Supplementation
Many studies have attempted to address human milk barriers and racial disparities based on the lactating individual’s family, culture, and environment. Many healthcare workers strive to mitigate the effects of artificial feeding. However, actionable and measurable behaviors of bias, discrimination, and politics of non-medically indicated artificial infant supplementation is left out of major conversations of reconciliation of inequities.
In this presentation, you will learn about the latest evidence regarding bias, discrimination and politics of artificial human milk substitutes. You will also learn about current research that demonstrates how bias and politics influence and undermine exclusive human milk diets as often desired and intended by many parents.
Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC
Dr. Lewis-Johnson has received multiple awards during her career. Upon graduating from MSU’s College of Nursing, she was the recipient of the “Outstanding Undergraduate Nursing Award”. This year she is the recipient of two awards: “The Award of Excellence” from the United States Lactation Consultant Association and “The Alumni Service Award” from The College of Nursing at Michigan State University. She is a national speaker with an international audience. She also provides health equity training to local municipalities per request.