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Abstract Background: Excessive gestational weight gain and rapid infancy weight gain (RIWG) are associated with increased susceptibility to childhood obesity. Since low-income and minority children are particularly at risk, investigation […]
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 […]
The purpose of this study was to better understand nutritionist/dietitians; opinions concerning WIC Program strategies to promote breastfeeding in Puerto Rico. One theme that emerged from the focus groups was that the WIC Program in Puerto Rico should collaborate with hospitals to arrange for WIC-sponsored nutritionist/dietitians to visit the WIC participants during their maternity hospital stay and in their homes.
An annual plan that details Puerto Rico Department of Health – WIC WIC program objectives and procedures for Puerto Rico WIC administration.
A Puerto Rico Department of Health – WIC publication that outlines policies and procedures for selling WIC approved foods to participants in Puerto Rico.
An official list of approved WIC foods from the Puerto Rico Department of Health – WIC.