National WIC Association

Qualitative study on WIC Program strategies to promote breastfeeding practices in Puerto Rico: what do nutritionist/dieticians think?

Ruiz MV, et al. Qualitative study on WIC Program strategies to promote breastfeeding practices in Puerto Rico: what do nutritionist/dieticians think? Matern Child Health J. 2011;15(4):520-526.

The purpose of this study was to better understand nutritionist/dieticians’ opinions concerning WIC Program strategies to promote breastfeeding in Puerto Rico. One theme that emerged from the focus groups was that the WIC Program in Puerto Rico should collaborate with hospitals to arrange for WIC-sponsored nutritionist/dieticians to visit the WIC participants during their maternity hospital stay and in their homes.