Jennifer Gunderman discusses community-based strategies for breastfeeding support in the 'Journal Tribune'

Jennifer Gunderman
Jennifer Gunderman

In a column for the Journal Tribune's Health and Wellness issue, Jennifer Gunderman, M.P.H., assistant lecturer in the School of Community and Population Health, provided approaches that businesses, worksites, health departments and individuals can take to promote and support breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding has numerous benefits, delivering disease-fighting antibodies and necessary nutrients to the newborn. Mothers who breastfeed are also at a lower risk for post-partum complications. However, societal obstacles can deter mothers from breastfeeding outside of the home.

Gunderman offers several solutions, including the development of breastfeeding spaces in daycare centers and the implementation of policies that create environments conducive to breastfeeding.

Read the article. 


To learn more about the University of New England’s Westbrook College of Health Professions visit

To apply, visit

This website uses cookies to understand how you use the website and to improve your experience. By continuing to use the website, you accept the University of New England’s use of cookies and similar technologies. To learn more about our use of cookies and how to manage your browser cookie settings, please review our Privacy Notice.