Breastfeeding Attitudes of WIC Staff: A Descriptive Study
By Reifsnider E, Gill S, Villarreal P, Tinkle M
A sample of staff members from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC program) were interviewed about breastfeeding and their perceptions of WIC recipients’ views on breastfeeding. WIC staff members universally supported breastfeeding and expressed desires for more linkages between WIC agencies and perinatal education specialists in childbirth education classes, as well as with mothers during their postpartum hospital stay. The WIC staff members in this study reported on a variety of beliefs about breastfeeding held by their WIC clients, including cultural beliefs, the importance of family support, and experiences of pain during breastfeeding.
March 16, 2018
Reifsnider E, Gill S, Villarreal P, Tinkle M (2003) Breastfeeding Attitudes of WIC Staff: A Descriptive Study. The Journal Of Perinatal Education: Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 7-15. Available online: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17273349