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Breastfeeding rates have been increasing since the 1970’s, but the rates for black mothers in the United States are still significantly below the average. Because breastfeeding is one of the best preventative health measures for mother and child, it is important for as many people to breastfeed as possible. Using the Social Cognitive theory of behavior, a careful analysis of breastfeeding studies was conducted to determine the best interventions and resources for successful breastfeeding. Based on this research, the resources were compiled and posted to an easy-to-access online toolkit, which can be accessed through a search engine or through a URL. The Rock Island County Health Department and Moline WIC office will use this toolkit to enable black WIC mothers to breastfeed.

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Pumping Up Breastfeeding: A Toolkit for Black WIC Mothers

Breastfeeding rates have been increasing since the 1970’s, but the rates for black mothers in the United States are still significantly below the average. Because breastfeeding is one of the best preventative health measures for mother and child, it is important for as many people to breastfeed as possible. Using the Social Cognitive theory of behavior, a careful analysis of breastfeeding studies was conducted to determine the best interventions and resources for successful breastfeeding. Based on this research, the resources were compiled and posted to an easy-to-access online toolkit, which can be accessed through a search engine or through a URL. The Rock Island County Health Department and Moline WIC office will use this toolkit to enable black WIC mothers to breastfeed.