The Grandmothers Tea project was designed to help provide knowledgeable support for breastfeeding women. Recognizing that the "grandmother" population has a huge influence on whether our moms successfully breastfeed, the Grandmothers Tea educates grandmothers in a friendly atmosphere, influencing their attitudes about breastfeeding and improving Illinois’ breastfeeding rates.
As grandmothers in our community are sought out by new mothers for advice in infant and child-rearing issues, these grandmothers have the most up-to-date information on infant feeding practices.
The tea includes activities that focus on 3 major breastfeeding issues:
- Advantages of breastfeeding
- Myths women are told about breastfeeding
- Actions grandmothers can take to support breastfeeding women in their community
Designed to be adaptable to the learning needs of any community, the tea can include games, door prizes and refreshments.
The curriculum is very adaptable. Each section of the curriculum focuses on a particular subject and can be offered separately or presented in its entirety.
- Grandmothers Tea Curriculum
- Grandmothers Tea Outline
- Grandmothers Tea Flyer
- Grandmothers Tea Scenario Cards
The Grandmothers Tea Tool Kit is on the WIC Sharing Center website: http:/wicwicwicwic/www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Sharing_Center/gallery/wic_fam3.htm#
A Grandmothers' Tea: Evaluation of a Breastfeeding Support Intervention
Jane S. Grassley, RN, PhD, IBCLC, Becky S. Spencer, MSN, RN, IBCLC, and Becky Law, BSN, IBCLC, LCCE; J Perinat Educ. 2012 Spring: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3400246/