National WIC Association

Infant-feeding beliefs and experiences of black women enrolled in WIC in the New York metropolitan area

Cricco-Lizza R. Infant-feeding beliefs and experiences of black women enrolled in WIC in the New York metropolitan area. Qual Health Res. Nov 2004;14(9):1197-1210.

The author explored infant-feeding beliefs and experiences of black women enrolled in WIC (BWEW) in a New York metropolitan inner city. The following were among the major themes that emerged from this analysis: (1) formula-feeding experiences were the norm for most BWEW; (2) life experiences of BWEW included a preponderance of loss and stress; and (3) infant-feeding beliefs of BWEW reflected responses to life experiences.

Categories: Breastfeeding