National WIC Association

Breastfeeding initiation in low-income women: role of attitudes, support, and perceived control

Khoury AJ, et al. Breastfeeding initiation in low-income women: role of attitudes, support, and perceived control. Womens Health Iss. Mar/Apr 2005;15(2):64-72.

This study examined the factors associated with breastfeeding initiation for low-income women. Women who were older, white, non-Hispanic, college educated, married, not certified for WIC, and not working full time were more likely to breastfeed than formula feed at hospital discharge.