Original articlesHow Nurses Come to Race Racialization in Public Health Breastfeeding PromotionMcFadden, Alysha MSc, BSN, RN, CCHN(c); Erikson, Susan L. PhD Author Information School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (Ms McFadden); and Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (Dr Erikson). Alysha McFadden's fieldwork and program of study were supported by the Government of Canada (SSHRC CGM, #GXSO118), the Canadian Nurses Foundation, and The Dr Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation Endowment Fund (the Faculty of Health Sciences Child Health Practice and Research Award). Correspondence: Alysha McFadden, MSc, BSN, RN, CCHN(c), School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, T201-2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5, Canada ([email protected]). The content of this article is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the above funding agencies.The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: January/March 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 1 - p E11-E24 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000288 Buy Metrics Abstract This research study shows how race becomes ascribed through nursing theory and day-to-day workplace socialization processes. We show how public health nurses supporting and promoting breastfeeding for new mothers learn about and reproduce racialized stereotypes, which shape the care they provide. Even when nurses attempt to actively resist racialized stereotypes, most participate in essentialized nursing practice by using racialized institutional practices. Nursing theory needs to expand to help the nurse navigate and understand both the nurses' and client's local histories as well as individual-to-systems level constraints and supports that may impede, or promote, a mother's ability to breastfeed. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.