Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Vowell Johnson, Kelly
It is known that breastfeeding is beneficial to mothers and their children, and it is recommended that mothers exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of their infant's life. Despite this, in the United States only 1 in 4 infants is exclusively breastfed for the first six months. After being an intern for Tiny Tusks Breastfeeding and Infant Support, a program designed to facilitate and educate about breastfeeding, we have seen firsthand the barriers to breastfeeding. The goal of this literature review was to investigate barriers to breastfeeding specifically surrounding neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and how to address those barriers to increase breastfeeding for infants and families admitted to the NICU.
Tiny Tusk, breastfeeding, barriers, neonatal intensive care unit, service learning
Purser, B., & Owen, Q. (2022). Tiny Tusks Internship: Barriers to Breastfeeding Surrounding Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/171