WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study 2: Infant Year Report
By May L, Borger C, Weinfield N, MacAllum C, DeMatteis J, McNutt S, Whaley S, Ritchie L, Sallack L
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was established to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant women and infants who are at nutritional risk. The WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study–2 (WIC ITFPS-2)/ “Feeding My Baby” captures data on WIC caregivers and their children over the first 5 years of each child’s life to address a series of research questions regarding feeding practices, the effect of WIC services on those practices, and the health and nutrition outcomes of children on WIC. Additionally, the study assesses changes in behaviors and trends that may have occurred over the past 20 years by comparing findings to the WIC Infant Feeding Practices Study–1 (WIC IFPS-1), the last major study of the diets of infants on WIC. This study will provide a series of reports. The current report focuses on breastfeeding intention, initiation and duration, and the introduction of complementary foods.
A series of reports being released on a yearly basis from 2015-2020. The first report, the prenatal report, was released in 2015 and the anticipated release date for the Year 1 Report is 2016, Year 2 is 2017, etc. with the Year 5 Report anticipated to be released in 2020.
This research was funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
January 3, 2018
May L, Borger C, Weinfield N, MacAllum C, DeMatteis J, McNutt S, Whaley S, Ritchie L, Sallack L (2016) WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study 2: Infant Year Report. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Policy Support. Available online: https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-infant-and-toddler-feeding-practices-study-2-infant-year-report