Title

Maine's Breastfeeding Gap: How Initiation and Duration Differ by Socioeconomic Status

Date of Award

4-2015

Document Type

Poster Session

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department

Muskie School of Public Service

First Advisor

Brenda Joly

Keywords

Breastfeeding - Maine, Breastfeeding rates, Breastfeeding - health

Abstract

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.

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