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WIC’s Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding: Making Breastfeeding Accessible and Equitable for the WIC Population

By National WIC Association

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, infants, and children, and describes WIC’s substantial efforts and opportunities to support breastfeeding among the families WIC serves. The WIC population encompasses low-income women who are less likely to breastfeed as well as their infants and children. This paper presents NWA’s position and describes breastfeeding on the national and health-equity landscapes. It also highlights opportunities where the vision of breastfeeding support in WIC can be expanded.


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Date Added
June 26, 2019

Citation
National WIC Association, WIC's Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding: Making Breastfeeding Accessible and Equitable for the WIC Population Available online: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws.upl/nwica.org/wics-promotion-and-support-of-breastfeeding.pdf