The effect of a breastfeeding support program on breastfeeding duration: a quasi-experiment

Sjoukje van Dellen, Arie Dijkstra (Editor), Mark P. Mobach (Editor)

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In the Netherlands the government advises mothers to breastfeed for six months or longer. However, only 51% of Dutch mothers still breastfeed at six months and many women do not maintain the practice for as long as they intended. This study examines how an existing intervention, the Breastfeeding Support Program (BSP), influences breastfeeding duration.
The research by Sjoukje van Dellen is a collaboration between the Hanze University of Groningen and the Rijksuniversiteit of Groningen. Sjoukje is mentored by supervisors Prof. dr. Arie Dijkstra, Social Psychology of Health and Disease (University of Groningen), and Dr. Mark Mobach, Lector Facility Management (Hanzehogeschool Groningen).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2017



  • breastfeeding
  • women
  • working conditions

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