National WIC Association

Evaluation of a breastfeeding peer support program for fathers of Hispanic participants in a Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Lovera D, et al. Evaluation of a breastfeeding peer support program for fathers of Hispanic participants in a Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. J Am Diet Assoc. Nov 2010;110(11):1696-1702.

This cohort study compared breastfeeding duration between Hispanic couples who enrolled in the pilot Peer Dad Program and those who did not enroll. Mothers whose partner participated in the Peer Dad Program were no more likely to continue breastfeeding past 6 months, than were mothers who received peer counseling only.