WIC Participation, Breastfeeding Practices, and Well-Child Care Among Unmarried, Low-Income Mothers
By Chatterji P, Brooks-Gunn J
We estimated the effect of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) participation in 1999 to 2000 on breastfeeding initiation and duration and well-child care. We applied multivariate regression to a sample of 2136 unmarried, low-income, urban mothers from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. WIC participation was associated with small increases in the probabilities of initiating breastfeeding and having had at least 4 well-child visits since birth-behaviors that benefit infants beyond the newborn period-but not with breastfeeding duration.
March 16, 2018
Chatterji P, Brooks-Gunn J (2004) WIC Participation, Breastfeeding Practices, and Well-Child Care Among Unmarried, Low-Income Mothers. American Journal of Public Health: Vol. 94, Issue 8, pp. 1324-1327. Available online: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2105/AJPH.94.8.1324