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dc.contributor.advisorBowden, Rodney G., 1966-
dc.contributor.authorStroope, Jessica L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T16:12:07Z
dc.date.available2012-08-08T16:12:07Z
dc.date.copyright2012-05
dc.date.issued2012-08-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8471
dc.description.abstractThe 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
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dc.rightsBaylor 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 librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectHospital practices impacting breastfeeding.en_US
dc.subjectBreastfeeding.en_US
dc.subjectBreastfeeding rates.en_US
dc.subjectWorksite lactation support.en_US
dc.titleMacro-level modifiable variables affecting breastfeeding rates.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.P.H.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 1/13/14.
dc.contributor.departmentHealth, Human Performance and Recreation.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Health, Human Performance and Recreation.en_US


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