Are Rural Infants Benefiting from WIC Food Package Rule Changes? Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding Behaviors
Examines if 2009 revisions to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) changed breastfeeding and infant feeding practices among rural and urban WIC participants. Compares breastfeeding initiation rates and the age infants were introduced to solid foods in rural and urban areas. Discusses implications for future policies to promote breastfeeding and healthy infant feeding practices.
Ariun Ishdorj, Hongyang Di, Elfreda Samman, Lisako McKyer
Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Children and youth · Food security and nutrition · Income support and assistance · Legislation and regulations · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Women