Student: Haley Tillett
Mentor: Amy Claridge, Tishra Beeson (Public Health)
Breastfeeding is defined as the gold standard of infant health. The benefits provided to both the baby and mother by breastfeeding are unmatched when compared to formula feeding. Recent studies have shown a decrease in rates of breastfeeding, primarily in rural areas. This may be due, in part, to the fact that mothers in rural areas struggle to find the resources and support they need to successfully breastfeed. This guide will provide an overview of breastfeeding resources with a focus on rural areas. Resources include but are not limited to government programs such as WIC, hospital or birthing center offerings, and community involvement opportunities such as support groups.