WIC Participation and Breastfeeding Among White and Black Mothers: Data from Mississippi

  title={WIC Participation and Breastfeeding Among White and Black Mothers: Data from Mississippi},
  author={Cassondra J Marshall and Loretta E. Gavin and Connie L Bish and Amy Winter and Letitia M Williams and Mary M. Wesley and Lei Zhang},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
Participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has been associated with lower rates of breastfeeding; studies have suggested this relationship may be modified by race. The purpose of this study is to examine the association between WIC participation and breastfeeding behaviors among white and black women in Mississippi. Using data from the 2004–2008 Mississippi Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, we calculated multivariable prevalence… CONTINUE READING

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