National WIC Association

Regional and sociodemographic variation of breastfeeding in the United States, 2002

Ryan AS, Zhou W, Gaston MH. Regional and sociodemographic variation of breastfeeding in the United States, 2002. Clin Pediatr (Phila). Nov/Dec 2004;43(9):815-824.

The authors analyzed data from the Ross Mothers Survey rates for breastfeeding in the hospital and at 6 months within four geographic regions of the US. The results showed that college education and non-participation in the WIC Program were the strongest predictors of breastfeeding in the hospital.