Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Human Milk Feeding in the United States: A Rapid Review Project
The USDA Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR) Branch conducted a rapid review project for the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Policy Support to summarize evidence to answer the following questions:
- What are the racial and/or ethnic disparities in human milk feeding in the United States?
- What factors are associated with racial and/or ethnic disparities in human milk feeding in the United States?
- What interventions, programs, initiatives, and/or policies impact racial and/or ethnic disparities in human milk feeding in the United States and do impacts vary across different racial and/or ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic groups?
A detailed description of the methodology used to complete this rapid review project is found within the report. In addition, the protocol for the two rapid reviews conducted as part of this project were registered prospectively on PROSPERO (the International prospective register of systematic reviews; Record ID 346575).
The NESR team are scientists from the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion who have expertise in systematic review methodology and in nutrition science, dietetics, public health, and information management. NESR staff worked with staff from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Policy Support to determine the scope of the project and develop the rapid review protocols. A list of the individuals who supported this work can be found at the link below.