National WIC Association

Provision of support strategies and services: results from an Internet-based survey of community-based breastfeeding counselors

Bignell WE, et al. Provision of support strategies and services: results from an Internet-based survey of community-based breastfeeding counselors. J Hum Lact. Feb 2012;28(1):62-76.

The objective of this study was to identify support strategies and services provided by community-based breastfeeding counselors (CBBCs) and compare differences in the extent of support provided by paid and volunteer counselors. Because of disparities in (1) CBBC usage of breastfeeding support strategies and (2) continuing education between the paid and volunteer CBBCs, the study identified the need to examine differences in training curricula and determine the facilitators and barriers of continuing education.