Snyder, K., & Worlton, G. Social Support During COVID-19: Perspectives of Breastfeeding Mothers. Breastfeeding Medicine, 16(1), 39-45. February 2021. https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2020.0200
Snyder and Worlton explore the ways in which COVID-19 has created barriers to social support among breastfeeding mothers. They discovered that mothers’ ability to access breastfeeding support has been negatively impacted by the inability to engage in person and the limited access to childcare. They also found that first-time mothers may be at higher risk of early breastfeeding cessation due to lack of access to support.