The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was established to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant women and infants who are at nutritional risk. The WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study–2 (WIC ITFPS-2)/ “Feeding My Baby” captures data on WIC caregivers and their children over the first 5 years of each child’s life to address a series of research questions regarding feeding practices, the effect of WIC services on those practices, and the health and nutrition outcomes of children on WIC. Additionally, the study assesses changes in behaviors and trends that may have occurred over the past 20 years by comparing findings to the WIC Infant Feeding Practices Study–1 (WIC IFPS-1), the last major study of the diets of infants on WIC. This study will provide a series of reports. The current report focuses on breastfeeding intention, initiation and duration, and the introduction of complementary foods.
To complement the WIC ITFPS-2 Infant Year Report and Second Year Report, the study team developed six short videos:
- Module 1: Study Designs and Methods
- Module 2: Prenatal Beliefs, Breastfeeding Initiation, and Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding from 1-7 Months
- Module 3: Introduction of Complementary Foods and Feeding Older Infants
- Module 4: Work, Child Care, and Developmental Progression in Feeding
- Module 5: Food Intake & Energy and Nutrient Intake
- Module 6: Weight and Growth