National WIC Association

Breastfeeding patterns in a community of Native Hawaiian mothers participating in WIC

Dodgson JE, et al. Breastfeeding patterns in a community of Native Hawaiian mothers participating in WIC. Fam Community Health. Apr/Jun 2007;30(2 Suppl):S46-S58.

The study aimed to understand the disparity in the breastfeeding initiation rates among Native Hawaiian (64%) and Hawaiian WIC participants (89%). The results indicated that mothers exclusively breastfeeding at initiation weaned significantly later and were significantly more likely to breastfeed for 6 months, than were mothers who partially breastfed.