Breastfeeding and Complementary Food: Randomized Trial of Community Doula Home Visiting

@article{Edwards2013BreastfeedingAC,
  title={Breastfeeding and Complementary Food: Randomized Trial of Community Doula Home Visiting},
  author={Renee C. Edwards and Matthew J. Thullen and Jon Korfmacher and J. Lantos and Linda G. Henson and S. Hans},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={132},
  pages={S160 - S166}
}
OBJECTIVES: Despite recent efforts to increase breastfeeding, young African American mothers continue to breastfeed at low rates, and commonly introduce complementary foods earlier than recommended. This study examines the effects of a community doula home visiting intervention on infant feeding practices among young mothers. METHODS: Low-income, African American mothers (n = 248) under age 22 years participated in a randomized trial of a community doula intervention. Intervention-group mothers… Expand
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