The study previously produced two reports, the Intentions to Breastfeed Report and the Infant Year Report. The current report focuses on caregivers’ employment, school, and childcare circumstances, as well as […]
Overall, the study examines child-feeding practices, associations between WIC services and those practices, and the health and nutrition outcomes of children who received WIC around birth. This report, the fifth […]
This position paper affirms NWA’s support of the WIC program’s ongoing commitment to promote and support breastfeeding. It highlights the numerous health, economic, and social benefits of breastfeeding for women, […]
The following statement was made on September 10, 2016, at the National WIC Association’s Nutrition Education & Breastfeeding Promotion Conference in Denver, Colorado, by its then board of directors chair, […]
Abstract Objectives: This study investigated the association between maternal pregravid body mass index (BMI) and breastfeeding discontinuation at 4–6 months postpartum in Hawaii and Puerto Rico participants from the Special […]
This study investigated the association between WIC participation and breastfeeding behaviors among white and black women in Mississippi. analysis of data from the 2004;2008 Mississippi Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System revealed that 52.2 % of white women and 82.1 % of black women participated in WIC. A total of 60.4 % of white women and 39.7 % of black women initiated breastfeeding, and 26.5 % and 21.9 %, respectively, were breastfeeding at 10 weeks postpartum. WIC participation was negatively associated with breastfeeding initiation among whites, but not blacks.
This study looked at the relationship between WIC and breastfeeding initiation and duration. Using the 2007 National Immunization Survey data set, the researchers found a negative association between WIC and breastfeeding initiation and duration, compared with non-participants.