Accession Number:

ADA426868

Title:

Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding Among Active Duty Women: An Education Module for Health Professionals

Descriptive Note:

Handbook

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the number of women serving in the United States military. Most women serving on active duty are of childbearing age. The decision to breastfeed while remaining on active duty is an area of potential conflict. While it is well known that full-time employment decreases the incidence and duration of breastfeeding, active duty women may face additional obstacles such as potential deployment, body weight requirements, and hazardous workplace exposures, in addition to problems faced by their civilian counterparts.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE