Considering the determinants of health discussed in the previous section, the population demographics of Montreal reveals a community health promotion deficit. The researcher assessed that Montreal mothers within the first six months postpartum are at risk for early breastfeeding cessation related to lack of breastfeeding support in the family, community, and employment settings.While institutional breastfeeding promotion is in place and motivates breastfeeding initiation, the significant decrease in Quebec’s total breastfeeding and EBF rates from 85% and 52% to 47% and 3% respectively reveal that workplace support and postpartum follow up on breastfeeding needs improvement. The community health nurse in collaboration with the PHC team are responsible for planning and creating opportunities for enhanced community support for breastfeeding. ConclusionThe significant decrease in breastfeeding and EBF rates suggest a gap in healthcare delivery in the community. Support plays a key role in a mother’s breastfeeding journey, and the lack of access to breastfeeding support in Montreal communities and workplaces need to be addressed. Whilefurther research and data is needed to be able to provide a full community assessment, the partial community assessment for the gap in breastfeeding promotion in Montreal is evident. 8ReferencesAgnolon, M. C., Rodriguez, C., & Lauziere, J. (2020). Triggering Institutional Change: Examining the Development of the 2001 Quebec Breastfeeding Policy. Healthcare Policy, 15(4), 77–92.
Get 20% discount on your first order