Recent Publications: Bedwell Published in Journal of Poverty

Graduate Student Rebecca Bedwell is the author of “The Impact of Federal Breastfeeding Policy Initatives on Women’s Breastfeeding Practices and Attitudes in Southern Indiana,” a new article from the Journal of Poverty. This study investigates the effects of a change in WIC federal policy for low-income mothers and children at nutritional risk in southern Indiana. The policy change was meant to encourage more WIC recipients to exclusively breastfeed their infants. However, most recipients reported that the change in policy did not influence their infant feeding decisions in the way that policy makers intended. Read the article here.