A Rural Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding

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.


10 thoughts on “A Rural Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding”

  1. Nice Job, Haley. Thanks for the presentation. You are a great advocate for a very important topic. I hope you can present this to some of your health care contacts.

  2. Lovely work, Haley! You’ve obviously spent a lot of time and energy compiling evidence-based resources for breastfeeding mothers who may need support to reach their breastfeeding goals. Three cheers!

  3. Allyson Rogan-Klyve

    Nice work! You have developed a wonderful resource and I enjoyed hearing your presentation about it.

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