National WIC Association

Insight from a breastfeeding peer support pilot program for husbands and fathers of Texas WIC participants

Stremler J, Lovera D. Insight from a breastfeeding peer support pilot program for husbands and fathers of Texas WIC participants. J Hum Lact. Nov 2004;20(4):417-422.

This study further investigated research documenting the father’s attitude as an important influence on a mother’s decision to breastfeed. Results showed that breastfeeding initiation rates increased at clinics employing peer dads. Father-to-father breastfeeding education was successful in educating and empowering fathers, enabling them to support their breastfeeding family members.