All content tagged with the term "infant-feeding".
May 1, 2012 -
This study investigated whether WIC Infant Food Package Issuance data are a valid source of information about breastfeeding practices. The study concluded that WIC Infant Food Package Issuance data are, indeed, a valid source of information about breastfeeding: Actual breastfeeding practices were in agreement with the type of food package issued. With appropriate funding support, WIC administrative data should be considered for use in nationwide breastfeeding surveillance and monitoring system.
June 1, 2011 -
The objective of this study was to identify the unintended consequences of the WIC formula rebate on the proportion of mothers who breastfed their babies. The results showed that the high and increasing cost of the formula might perpetuate the idea that WIC’s formula packages are of greater value than the breastfeeding packages that WIC offers.
September 1, 2009 -
A public health nutrition intervention was developed in Korea, modeled after WIC. Using combinations of 11 different food items, six food packages were developed. The intervention included nutrition education and promotion of breastfeeding. The result of a 3-year pilot study will be reported separately, along with the outcomes of the nationwide implementation of the NutriPlus(+) nutrition education program in 2008.
February 1, 2009 -
The objectives of this study were to identify (1) reasons why low-income breastfeeding mothers begin in-hospital formula supplementation and (2) risk factors of in-hospital formula supplementation. Results indicated that there was no clear medical need for supplementation for 87% of the breastfed infants who received formula supplementation in the hospital. Attending a prenatal breastfeeding class dramatically reduced the likelihood of receiving in-hospital formula supplementation.
July 1, 2008 -
The educational intervention assessed whether teaching formula-feeding caregivers about infant satiety cues would alter feeding practices and result in less weight gain. The intervention did not change bottle-feeding behaviors, and infant growth in the intervention group was greater than that in the control group.
February 1, 2007 -
This study examined the association between a mother’s participation in the WIC Program and adherence to four American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations on infant feeding. WIC participants were 8.5 percentage points less likely than non-participants to adhere to the AAP recommendation to delay introduction of infant formula until month 6. However, the difference between participants and non-participants disappeared by month 6.