Breastfeeding has been shown to protect both the mother and infant, and health care professionals consider it to be the best choice for feeding an infant. The Special Supplemental Nutrition […]
Background: Multiple types of individuals compose a mother’s social support network. Women may value opinions of individuals’ within their support network differently. Our study examined the relationship between breastfeeding opinions from […]
Purpose The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified rural mothers as a priority population for targeted breastfeeding promotion programs. In Georgia, breastfeeding rates lag behind the national ones. This […]
The Six Steps to Achieve Breastfeeding Goals for WIC Clinics is an integral part of the NWA National Breastfeeding Strategic Plan to assist agencies in improving and sustaining breastfeeding rates […]
Abstract Objective: To explore the implementation of a breastfeeding (BF) peer counselor (BFPC) program with Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Methods: The study used focus […]
Abstract Background: Young mothers (age 14–24 years), who are often low income, are less likely than other mothers to breastfeed for 6 months. They also are more likely to be […]
Abstract Purpose: Although variations in breastfeeding initiation are well documented, the contributing role of maternal race remains poorly understood, especially among the multiracial—two or more races—population. The purpose of this study […]
This study investigated whether women who received supplemental financial support specifically for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables would exhibit high uptake of the supplement. The researchers also recorded what those individuals would choose to purchase. The authors concluded that women used the supplement provided almost fully and that they purchased a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for their families. No particular barriers arose to redemption of the vouchers by either the participants or retail vendors.
The objective of this study was to identify support strategies and services provided by community-based breastfeeding counselors (CBBCs) and compare differences in the extent of support provided by paid and volunteer counselors. Because of disparities in (1) CBBC usage of breastfeeding support strategies and (2) continuing education between the paid and volunteer CBBCs, the study identified the need to examine differences in training curricula and determine the facilitators and barriers of continuing education.
This study aimed to understand factors associated with a mother's decision to ask for infant formula in the hospital. Mothers reported the following: inadequate preparation for newborn care, lack of breastfeeding preparation, and the perception that giving their infant a formula would overcome the obstacles to breastfeeding.