Maine's Breastfeeding Gap: How Initiation and Duration Differ by Socioeconomic Status
Date of Award
Muskie School of Public Service
Breastfeeding - Maine, Breastfeeding rates, Breastfeeding - health
The preventive health benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and children are widely recognized. Leading health authorities recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life.
Though breastfeeding rates in the United States have been increasing for the past decade, significant disparities continue across race and socioeconomic status.
Miller, Zoe, "Maine's Breastfeeding Gap: How Initiation and Duration Differ by Socioeconomic Status" (2015). Thinking Matters. 41.