Effects of Social Stigma on Breastfeeding
Arts and Sciences
This study explored whether there is a relationship between the current negative social stigma around public breastfeeding and the rates of mothers who choose to breastfeed and continue to breastfeed as long as is recommended. To do this, a survey was sent to mothers asking questions about a variety of things such as if they ever breastfed, were they comfortable doing so, would they be comfortable to do so in public, etc. This study examines the relationship between social stigma and mothers choosing whether or not to breastfeed their children. This could help to better understand the obstacles of breastfeeding mothers and also offer another way to better support them.
Hunter, Felicia K. and Baker, Alice, "Effects of Social Stigma on Breastfeeding" (2017). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 596.