Black/African-American mothers in the Pittsburgh area with children aged 2 and younger are invited to participate in a research study about infant feeding practices. Participants may or may NOT have breastfed their child to be eligible. Participation involves completing one online survey. Thirty participants will be chosen at random to receive a gift card.
STUDY PURPOSEA mother’s decision to breastfeed or not can be affected by many factors. The purpose of this study is to help researchers better understand the breastfeeding habits and beliefs of Black/African American women in the Pittsburgh region. Researchers hope their findings will help to improve the health and wellbeing of local women and families.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Ages 18 and up
- Mother of a child aged 2 or younger
- Identify as Black or African-American
- Have a child aged 2 or younger
- Did or did not breastfeed your child
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECTParticipation in this study involves completing one online survey that will take about 20 minutes.
IRB: PRO18010427A- Breastfeeding in the Pittsburgh Area: A focus on African American/Black Families
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Dr. Mendez’s research interests include understanding the social and contextual factors influencing pregnancy and birth, examining neighborhood context and health, and community-based participatory research techniques.