Increasing Prenatal Choice to Breastfeed in a Vulnerable Population
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences::Nursing , Breast Feeding , Infant, Newborn , Rural Population , Parturition
Background: There is about a 12% decline in exclusive breastfeeding rates from 2010 to 2019, which may be attributed to incomplete or absent information on breastfeeding from healthcare providers given to patients during pregnancy (Kellams, 2022). In low-income, rural communities, the support of a provider is key to the initiation and success of breastfeeding. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to determine if the implementation of a breastfeeding initiative program increases the decision to exclusively breastfeed at birth.