Macro-level modifiable variables affecting breastfeeding rates.

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dc.contributor.advisor Bowden, Rodney G., 1966- Stroope, Jessica L. 2012-05
dc.description.abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding followed by at least six additional months of complementary feedings. Current rates in the United States are well below recommended levels. This thesis reviews the literature surrounding modifiable macro-level variables affecting breastfeeding rates, using the Ecological Model of Health Promotion as a theoretical framework. Major recommendations include initiating paid maternity leave at the national level, restricting formula marketing practices, and making hospital breastfeeding rates publicly available. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Hospital practices impacting breastfeeding. en_US
dc.subject Breastfeeding. en_US
dc.subject Breastfeeding rates. en_US
dc.subject Worksite lactation support. en_US
dc.title Macro-level modifiable variables affecting breastfeeding rates. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.P.H. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 1/13/14.
dc.contributor.department Health, Human Performance and Recreation. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. en_US

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