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Breastfeeding peer counseling: rationale for the National WIC Survey.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
135–139
Identifiers
PMID: 11847827
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Peer counseling has been recognized as an effective intervention in the promotion of breastfeeding among low-income women. This paper provides a literature review demonstrating the effectiveness of peer counseling in health care settings, especially those concerned with breastfeeding. In addition, barriers identified in the literature that limit the integration of peer counseling in medical settings are examined. The need for The National WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Survey and background information on this survey are also discussed.

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