Enhancing breastfeeding rates among African American women: a systematic review of current psychosocial interventions.

@article{Johnson2015EnhancingBR,
  title={Enhancing breastfeeding rates among African American women: a systematic review of current psychosocial interventions.},
  author={Angela Marie Johnson and Rosalind Kirk and Katherine L. Rosenblum and Maria Muzik},
  journal={Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          45-62
        }
}
The goals of this article are to provide a review of key interventions and strategies that impact initiation and duration of breastfeeding with particular focus on low-income African American mothers' maternal psychological vulnerabilities during the early postpartum period using a social ecological perspective as a guiding framework. Although modest gains have been achieved in breastfeeding initiation rates in the United States, a projected gap remains between infant feeding practices and… CONTINUE READING

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