Infant feeding choices among WIC participants

Janelle P Morton, Tennessee State University


The goal of the research is to determine the reasons that breastfeeding rates are lower in WIC participants. Breastfeeding encouragement is one of the most vital and important health initiatives today. This study explored WIC mothers’ intentions of breastfeeding. A self-administered questionnaire was given to women who were participating in the WIC program at one of the Central locations in Davidson County. When divided by race/ethnicity, breastfeeding values were mixed. Education and support can improve the rates for women and groups throughout the country that are identified as being at risk for not intending to breastfeed.

Subject Area

Social psychology|Public policy

Recommended Citation

Janelle P Morton, "Infant feeding choices among WIC participants" (2010). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1480831.