Minding the Gap: Discovering the Barriers to Breastfeeding

While community initiatives are being implemented to improve access to healthier food in low-income urban and rural households, a more innovative focus on understanding the key influencers for shifting behaviors can help eliminate “first food deserts,” (communities with limited resources to support breastfeeding) and help lower the infant mortality rates among African-American infants.

The First Food, Good Food Project by Common Market in Philadelphia set out to better understand the influences of decision making for infant feeding options and personal eating habits.

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