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Geography: Connecticut

Connecticut State WIC Page

The Connecticut State WIC Page includes main contacts, State WIC profiles, and state-specific resources and links.

Connecticut State Plan

An annual plan that details Connecticut WIC Program objectives and procedures for Connecticut WIC Program.

Factors Associated With Breastfeeding Duration Among Connecticut Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Participants

This retrospective study aimed to identify factors associated with breastfeeding duration among women enrolled in WIC in Hartford, Connecticut. Women who had planned their pregnancies were twice as likely to breastfeed for more than 6 months, compared with those who had not planned their pregnancies. One additional year of maternal age was associated with a 9% increase in the likelihood of breastfeeding for more than 6 months.

A Randomized Trial Assessing the Efficacy of Peer Counseling on Exclusive Breastfeeding in a Predominantly Latina Low-Income Community

The study assessed the efficacy of peer counseling to promote exclusive breastfeeding among low-income inner-city women in Hartford, Connecticut. The results indicated that well-structured intensive breastfeeding support provided by hospital and community-based peer counselors was effective in improving exclusive breastfeeding rates among low-income inner-city women.

Postpartum Mothers’ Attitudes, Knowledge, and Trust Regarding Vaccination

The objective of this study was to examine attitudes and knowledge about vaccinations in postpartum mothers. The study showed that although the majority of infants received vaccines, their mothers had concerns and would like to have received immunization information earlier. Mothers who are primiparous; have low family incomes, but do not qualify for the WIC Program; or are breastfeeding might need special attention to develop a trusting relationship regarding vaccinations.