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WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study 2: Infant Year Report

Resource type
Research
Research type
Breastfeeding
Nutrition Education
Participation Characteristics
Promoting Healthy Eating
Resource Materials
PDF Icon Summary (56.03 KB)
PDF Icon Infant Year Report (3.07 MB)
PDF Icon Appendix A (118.08 KB)
PDF Icon Appendix B (1.25 MB)
PDF Icon Appendices C1-C4 (135.92 KB)
PDF Icon Appendix C1 (378.07 KB)
PDF Icon Appendix C2 (1.83 MB)
PDF Icon Appendix C3 (8.30 MB)
PDF Icon Appendix C4 (4.80 MB)

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.

WIC ITFPS-2 is a longitudinal study from which multiple reports have been published. Other reports from this study include:

To complement the WIC ITFPS-2 Infant Year Report and Second Year Report, the study team developed six short videos:

01/05/2017