National WIC Association

A randomized controlled trial to improve breastfeeding rates among urban low-income mothers

Pugh LC, et al. A randomized controlled trial to improve breastfeeding rates among urban low-income mothers. Acad Pediatr. Jan/Feb 2010;10(1):14-20.

The purpose of this study was to assess whether providing a breastfeeding support team would result in higher breastfeeding rates at 6, 12, and 24 weeks postpartum among urban low-income mothers. There were no differences in the sociodemographic characteristics between the groups. Compared with the usual-care group, more women reported breastfeeding in the intervention at 6 weeks postpartum.