National WIC Association

Maternal request for in-hospital supplementation of healthy breastfed infants among low-income women

DaMota K, et al. Maternal request for in-hospital supplementation of healthy breastfed infants among low-income women. J Hum Lact. Nov 2012;28(4):476-482.

This study aimed to understand factors associated with a mother’s decision to ask for infant formula in the hospital. Mothers reported the following: inadequate preparation for newborn care, lack of breastfeeding preparation, and the perception that giving their infant a formula would overcome the obstacles to breastfeeding.

Categories: Breastfeeding