Regional Variation in Public Opinion About Breastfeeding in the United States

  title={Regional Variation in Public Opinion About Breastfeeding in the United States},
  author={Abeda Hannan and Ruowei Li and Sandra Benton-Davis and Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn},
  journal={Journal of Human Lactation},
  pages={284 - 288}
Because social and cultural norms are associated with women’s breastfeeding behaviors, it is important to understand public opinions toward breastfeeding in the United States. Using data from the Healthstyles survey, the authors examined regional variations in (1) public knowledge about health benefits of breastfeeding, (2) public attitudes toward breastfeeding in public, (3) public support for workplace breastfeeding policies, and (4) public perceptions about breastfeeding duration. Pacific… 

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