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Six Steps to Achieve Breastfeeding Goals Checklist

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 […]

Choices Made by Low-Income Women Provided with an Economic Supplement for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Purchase

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.

Provision of Support Strategies and Services: Results from an Internet-Based Survey of Community-Based Breastfeeding Counselors

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.