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  1. Fulltext. Does WIC participation improve breast-feeding practices ?

    Article - En anglais


    The effects of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) on breast-feeding behavior have been sometimes found inadequate.

    The determinants of breast-feeding initiation and duration among WIC participants and nonparticipans were modeled by using retrospective cross-sectional data from the 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey.

    This study corrects for self-selection bias as far as the data allow, in addition to controlling for parents'age, education, race, and family income.

    Findings suggest that prenatal WIC participation, combined with breast-finding advice, significantly increases the initiation of breast-feeding but does not affect duration.

    The exact nature of effective breast-feeding advice given prenatally at WIC clinics is unclear and warrants furthers research.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Allaitement, Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Participation, Comportement, Mère, Nourrisson, Etats Unis, Programme WIC, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Breast feeding, Sanitary program, Health education, Participation, Behavior, Mother, Infant, United States, Human, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0319937

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.