Peer counseling programs found to positively impact rates of breastfeeding among rural WIC participants

A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, published in Women’s Health Issues, is the first of its kind to assess whether Minnesota’s peer breastfeeding support program directly causes increases in breastfeeding and by how much. The peer counseling effort is part of the federal supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, known as WIC, that primarily serves low-income individuals.

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