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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 […]

2020 WIC Policy Priorities

NWA’S 2020 WIC Policy Priorities: Fully fund WIC in FY 2020 and provide food-cost flexibility Invest in the Contingency Fund to ensure continued WIC operations Expand the WIC Breastfeeding Peer […]

How The WIC Program Supports Breastfeeding

“WIC provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, nutritious foods, and improved healthcare access for more than 7 million at-risk low-income women, infants, and children…”

Costs Related to Promoting Breastfeeding Among Urban Low‐Income Women

The objective of this study was to assess the costs of providing support to low-income women who breastfeed, compared with savings resulting from the intervention. The results showed that the support for breastfeeding that community health nurses and peer counselors provided was partially offset by the reduced need for medical care and formula feeding costs.