WIC promotes breastfeeding as the optimal infant feeding choice. NWA seeks to highlight WIC's role as an advocate and resource for breastfeeding promotion and support.
The percentage of WIC mothers who initiated breastfeeding in 2010.
The number of steps NWA outlines for WIC clinics to achieve breastfeeding goals.
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This study examined Maryland’s WIC breastfeeding self reported initiation rates by program participation in three groups: 1) peer counselor (PC-treatment group), 2) lactation consultant (LC), and 3) standard care group (SCG).Results show that the odds of breastfeeding initiation were significantly greater among PC-exposed infants compared to the reference group of SCG infants, but not significantly different between LC infants and the SCG. In the Maryland WIC program, breastfeeding initiation rates were positively associated with peer counseling.