National WIC Association

An evaluation of a breastfeeding education intervention among Spanish-speaking families

Roby JL, Woodson KS. An evaluation of a breastfeeding education intervention among Spanish-speaking families. Soc Work Health Care. 2004;40(1):15-31.

This study assessed the impact of an educational breastfeeding intervention on the knowledge, attitudes, and perceived ability to access breastfeeding resources among Spanish-speaking Latino families making breastfeeding decisions. The results suggested that teaching a lactation class in Spanish to Latino women significantly increased their willingness to breastfeed. It also empowered them by increasing their belief that they could breastfeed, even if they worked or attended school; that they would not have a problem with insufficient milk; and that they would not need to limit their diet to breastfeed.