National WIC Association

Breastfeeding duration in relation to child care arrangement and participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Shim JE, et al. Breastfeeding duration in relation to child care arrangement and participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. J Hum Lact. Feb 2012;28(1):28-35.

This study examined associations among breastfeeding duration, child care arrangement, and participation in the WIC Program for people enrolled in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Birth Cohort. Compared to those under parental care, WIC participants under relative care were more likely to discontinue breastfeeding before their child reached the age of 6 months.