National WIC Association

WIC and breastfeeding support services: does the mix of services offered vary with race and ethnicity?

Evans K, et al. WIC and breastfeeding support services: does the mix of services offered vary with race and ethnicity? Breastfeed Med. Dec 2011;6(6):401-406.

This study explored the associations between breastfeeding initiation and the availability of WIC-based breastfeeding support, as well as the racial and ethnic composition of WIC clients in North Carolina. The study found that breastfeeding initiation by site was negatively associated with the percentage of African-American clients and positively associated with percentage of white or Hispanic clients.