McLaughlin JE, Burstein NR, Tao F, Fox MK. 2004. Breastfeeding intervention design study. Alexandria, VA: Office of Analysis, Nutrition, and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 87 pp. (Special nutrition programs report no. WIC-04-BFDSN)
Annotation: This report focuses on a breastfeeding intervention study, the purposes of which were to (1) identify interventions to increase the incidence, duration, and intensity of breastfeeding among women participating in WIC and (2) design an evaluation plan to examine the implementation and effectiveness of these interventions. The report, which includes an executive summary, is divided into two main parts: Part I -- evaluation design and analysis plan and Part II -- review of literature on breastfeeding promotion and support interventions. Part I is divided into the following chapters: (1) factors to consider in defining peer counseling interventions for evaluation, (2) alternative random assignment research designs, (3) site selection, sample size, and statistical power, (4) implementation study, (5) impact study, (6) data collection measures, and (7) data collection procedures. References are included. The section includes one appendix: a list of expert panel members. Part II is divided into the following chapters: (1) introduction, (2) literature review methods, (3) results of the literature review, and (4) summary and conclusions. A bibliogragraphy is included. The section includes two appendices: (1) summary of information for reviewed interventions and (2) profiles of innovative and successful interventions.
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Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Intervention, Literature reviews, Low income groups, Model programs, Program evaluation, WIC