Session 30:
Breastfeeding: Trends, Causes, and Consequences

Thursday, March 31
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Room 406
Level 4

Chair: Alison Jacknowitz, American University
Discussant: Alison Jacknowitz, American University
Discussant: Sylvia Ann Ellison, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), CDC

  1. Improved Estimates of the Benefits of Breastfeeding Using Sibling Comparisons to Reduce Selection BiasEirik Evenhouse, University of California, San Francisco; Siobhan Reilly, Mills College

  2. Breastfeeding Initiation and Continuation in California, 2000-2003Amy Godecker, California Department of Health Services; Mike Curtis; Eugene R. Takahashi, California Department of Health Services; Shabbir Ahmad, California Department of Health Services

  3. Breastfeeding and Maternal Decency: A Qualitative Investigation of Infant Feeding Decisions among Low-Income MothersHelen J. Lee, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

  4. Maternity Leave and Child Health: Evidence from the UK’s Millennium Cohort StudySakiko Tanaka, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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